Hospitals & Services
The DEU practice area staff facilitates students' learning by:
Actively involving students in the assessment, planning, provision, evaluation documentation and reporting of nursing care.
Providing them with opportunities to take on increasing responsibility for patient/client care once they have demonstrated appropriate safe practice.
Providing a climate of positive support and mentoring for students where student presence is valued and their contribution recognised.
Providing a cooperative and collegial team spirit which supports the nursing council principles of direction and delegation (NCNZ competency 1.3).
Encouraging peer teaching/learning between each other.
Actively participating in decision making regarding the model of student education/supervision used within the DEU/clinical placement.
Demonstrating to students a high standard of professional and evidence-based nursing practice.
Demonstrating a commitment to own professional development e.g. PDRP, postgraduate study.
Working with education provider to ensure congruence between what Ara teaches and what is practised as safe, effective nursing care.
Participating in the evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the DEU practice area with respect to students learning outcomes.
Being involved in collaborative research and quality activities as appropriate.
Providing feedback to CLN, ALN and students' on their progress and performance for the student clinical assessment.
The Nurse Leader (NL) of the DEU is involved in:
Appointing a Registered Nurse(s) (RN) to Clinical Liaison Role (CLN).
Ensuring that the CLN Expression of Interest Form is completed for new CLN(s).
Supporting the CLN role by: rostering time for preparation, orientation and assessment; annual attendance at DEU workshop, attendance at Ara Introduction to Clinical Teaching Course GCCT700.
Appropriately using the DEU cost code for CLN supernumerary time.
Including DEU information in the orientation programme of new staff members.
Ensuring that nursing staff complete the CDHB/Ara Clinical and Teaching Learning module.
Notifying the CDHB Nurse Educator, DEU of CLN(s) resignations and new appointments e.g. NL, NE, CNS.
Encourage staff participation in evaluation meetings occurring at the completion of first and third cycles as a DEU and then every two years
ReferencesNursing Council of New Zealand. (2007). Competencies for Registered Nurses. Wellington, New Zealand: Author.