University of Massachusetts, Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences « Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education | ✨ L'iMedia en Santé Humaine ✨ |

This project team evaluated the “Partnership for Dedicated Education Unit Development and Quality (PDQ)” program, an intervention implemented in 2007 by the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Partners Healthcare. The PDQ relies on a dedicated hospital unit in which staff nurses and nursing faculty take on new educational roles to deliver more efficient and effective clinical education to nursing students. Dr. Kathleen M. Flanagan from FBJ Consulting, led the evaluation and utilized a randomized design to assess the impact of the PDQ on faculty productivity, teaching capacity, work-life, institutional costs, and quality of education (including the breadth of education measure provided by the NPO); outcomes associated with the PDQ were compared to those achieved by the traditional clinical education units.

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