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The CCDHB DEU Philosophy

The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical teaching and learning in Wellington is a partnership between organisations, the education provider Massey University (Massey) and Whitireia New Zealand (Whitireia) and the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Collaboration allows practice areas to provide a more supportive clinical learning and teaching environment for students. DEUs are dedicated to supporting nursing students on clinical placement encouraging incidental and intentional learning modes, and peer teaching. The DEU is based on an Australian model and offers an alternative to the Preceptorship model to focus on student learning and curriculum integration. 



Kathy Trezise, Nurse Educator
Director of Nursing and Midwifery Office 
DDI: 04 806 0608


Education for new CLN and ALN

  • Wokshop bookings via Connect me (CCDHB) or email:
  • Refesher workshop 22nd November 2018
  • Full day orientation workshop 9th November 2018

Tertiary Education Provider Information

Massey University

Whitireia New Zealand


2018 Student generic orientation CCDHB

BN year Two

BN year Three


Clinical area Orientation Guidelines for Students

2018 Rosters

2018 Ins and Outs: This indicates dates and lengths of programme placements at CCDHB 

Information for Students

The dedicated education unit is a new model to support students from all programmes and levels of training. Please read the student roles and responsibilities  and ensure you have become familiar with the allocated clinical area on the clinical learning environment web page.

What will you notice? All staff will be your preceptors and will provide support and feedback during your placement. The clinical liaison nurse (CCDHB) and academic liaison nurse (University) will be your main contacts and will meet with you weekly for feed back and will complete any assessment paper work you have. It is important that you come prepared with learning objectives and be proactive in take responsibility for your own learning.

In second semester third year students in a DEU will have CCDHB computer training and access for a 12 week period .

To enable you to access the computer system at CCDHB you must down load, complete and scan back to the 3DHB security agreement form by the 19th June. This will enable you login and complete  a  compulsory ninety minute  training session 12-16th July at Wellington.

Current Dedicated Education Units

7 North

7 South

6 South

Ward 6 Kenepuru

6 North

6 East

5 South

5 North

Kenepuru:  Health of the older person wards 4 and 5

Kenepuru ward 7 (KSU)

Te Whare o Maitarangi


Last updated 6 July 2018.