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 From Becker's Hospital Review:
Why One Hospital Launched a 'Designated Education Unit' for New Nurses

Ashleigh Hollowell (Twitter) - Friday, February 23rd, 2024


Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses. The new unit will provide care for medical telemetry patients. On the Designated Education Unit, one Mercy nurse will be assigned as a preceptor for two students. The team will care for up to four patients at a time. A clinical rotation preceptor will also be on the unit for additional oversight. 

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