Dedicated Education Unit

In order to continue to meet the needs of our patients in our region, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has created educational partnership with the University of Maine, Husson University, and Eastern Maine Community College to connect with students in nursing school and prepare them for a future in direct patient care.

We offer nursing clinical rotations through a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) where student nurses are immersed in real life clinical care scenarios. They receive a high quality learning experience, and have mentors to help guide them as they care for patients.

On floors where we offer the DEU, staff nurses may become preceptors and have the opportunity to take students on. This provides an enhanced educational opportunity for the nurses who guide the students in their clinical work.

Although it is early in our DEU program, we look forward to taking the best practices learned and roll the program out throughout the hospital.