Fall/Winter 2016 Planning Cycle:
February 15 – March 4, 2016
Hospitals review, confirm and extend availability through June 30, 2017 for both cohort and preceptor programs. We understand some hospitals will need to modify future availability if census and building plans change. These changes can be done as needed throughout the year.
March 7 – March 25, 2016 (Preceptor requests due April 15)
Schools make requests for all courses that start Mid-August 2016 through the end of the fall or winter terms (courses that usually end by December 31).
March 28 – April 15, 2016 (Preceptor placement decisions due May 6)
Hospitals review proposed requests and make placement decisions. Hospitals are encouraged to accept long-standing/historic placements and to decline proposals they know they cannot accommodate as quickly as possible, as a courtesy to schools.
The Centralized Clinical Placement System is an internet-based tool designed to
help address and improve the growing nursing shortage problem. Underutilization
of existing clinical placement sites for nursing students and an inefficient clinical
placement system combine to form one of the barriers to increasing the number of
This system brings together school and clinical agency information in a centralized,
online format. This enables schools and clinical agencies to achieve a higher level
of operating performance: (i) schools can rapidly match clinical placement opportunities
for student cohorts (group of 8-10 students) and (ii) clinical agencies can effectively
manage a single schedule (for all participating schools) while increasing the number
of students within their agency, which provides direct observation and potential
identification of future employees.
Thank you to the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative for their financial support
for this project.
Customer Support Desk
ccpshelp@BayAreaNRC.org (866) 325-3222 ext.123
Nikki West (510) 295-9599
Kathy DeGuerre (916) 325-1853