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Innovation in Clinical Education: Dedicated Education Unit Model in Long Term Care Conference

Keynote Speaker: Chad O'Lynn, Ph.D., RN, University of Portland, OR

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Chad O'Lynn Chad E. O'Lynn, Ph.D., RN, RA is a registered aromatherapist and  registered nurse.  He is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing  at University of Portland in Portland, OR where he teaches both  undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. O'Lynn received his  bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from Portland State  University and his master's and doctorate degree in nursing from Oregon  Health Sciences University.  He also received a doctorate in Health  Administration from Kennedy-Western University and his aromatherapy  certificate from Australasian (American) College of Health Sciences.  He  has been a clinician for over 20 years, primarily in neuroscience, adult  health, and gerontology.  His research interests include male caregivers,  men in nursing school, and the dedicated education unit (DEU) clinical  education model.  In 2010, he spearheaded the development and launch  of the DEU in long-term care settings.  He has provided consultations on  the DEU and presented nationally on the use of the DEU in long-term  care.