The Capital and Coast DEU Philosophy
The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical teaching and learning is a partnership between organisations, the education provider Massey University (Massey),,Victoria University and Whitireia New Zealand (Whitireia) and Capital and Coast.. 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.
Workforce and Practice Development Unit
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley
DDI: 04 806 0608
Education for new CLN and ALN
- Workshop bookings via Connect me or email::
- Refresher workshop 27th October 2023
- Full day orientation workshops 19th May 2023
All student allocations are on the teams link that has been sent previously to clinical areas.
2023 Ins and Outs: This indicates dates and lengths of programme placements at Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley
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 (Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley) 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
Ward 6 Kenepuru
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
Daily running logs for students
TEP Agreed form (Massey)
Transition placement document 2023
Information third year transition ACE
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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