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
Nursing and Midwifery Office 
DDI: 04 806 0608


Education for new CLN and ALN

  • Wokshop bookings via Connect me (CCDHB) or email:
  • Refresher workshop 26th  November 2021
  • Full day orientation workshops 5th July 2021 


All student allocations are on the google doc link that has been sent previously to clinical areas.

2021 Ins and Outs: This indicates dates and lengths of programme placements at CCDHB 

Information for Students

The Dedicated Education Unit is a 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.

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

Per-operative Services: Wellington Theatre, PACU,.SSR/SAU

Child health wards one and two


MHAIDS  Adolescent Forensic :Papatuanuku (the forensic team) Nga Taiohi and Hikitia

MHAIDS Adult Forensic Rangipapa/Purehurehu

MHAIDS Rehabilitation Tane Mahuta/Tawhirimatea

ARC Village at the Park


DEU Handbook

Roster templates

roster 1

roster 2

roster 3

roster grid

Daily running logs for students

TEP Agreed form (Massey)

Transition placement document 2022



Crawford, R., Jasonsmith,A., Leuchurs, D,. Naidu, A., Pool, L., Tosswill, L., Trezise, Kathy., Wordsworth, A. 2018. "Feeling part of atea" a mixed method evaluation of a dedciated education unit pilot programme.Nurse Education Today. 68 165-17.

Edgecombe, K., Gonda, J., Bowden, M., 2014. From conceptualization to future expansion:Keys to successful dedicated education unit implementation and sustainability.In: Edgecombe, K., Bowden, M. (Eds.), Clinical Learning and Teaching Innovations in Nursing: Dedicated Education Units Building a Better Future. Innovation and Changein Professional Education. Vol. 10 Springer, London, United Kingdom.

Jamieson, I., Hale, J., Sims, D., Casey, M., Whittle, R., Kilkenny, T., 2008. Establishing Dedicated Education Units for Undergraduate Nursing Students: Pilot Project Summation.

Moscato, S., Nishioka, V., Coe, M., 2013. Dedicated education unit: implementing innovation in replication sites. J. Nurs. Educ. 52 (5), 259–267.

If you experience difficulty accessing any of these articles please contact Kathy Trezise

Last updated 10 June 2022.