Centralized Clinical Placement System


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 qualified nurses.

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.


For assistance with the Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS), please contact: 

Carolyn Orlowski, RN, MSN
Southern California Regional Coordinator
E: carolyn@cinhc.org 


Training will be held at Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena):

New Coordinators Training (Schools)
February 25, 2016
8am to 12pm

New Coordinators Training (Clinical Agencies) February 25, 2016 
1pm to 4pm

Refresh Training (Clinical Agencies)
March 21, 2016
8am to 12pm

Refresh Training (Schools)
March 21, 2016 
1pm to 4pm

If you would like to attend training Register by contacting:
Tianda McKoy 
Project Coordinator
E: tianda@cinhc.org

Spring/Summer 2016 Planning Cycle
August 17-September 4, 2015

Hospitals review, confirm and extend availability through August 31, 2016 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.

September 7 - September 25, 2015 (Preceptor requests due November 13)

Schools make requests for all courses that start January 2016 through the end of the spring/summer terms. (Courses that usually end by August 31)

September 28 - October 16, 2015 (Preceptor requests due December 4)

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.

About Us

The Los Angeles Nursing Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC).The Foundation develops the online applications and has oversight for the entire project, while CINHC has the primary responsibility for leading all community outreach activities and collaboration with the Los Angeles users.

CCPS Training

CCPS Training  for the Spring/Summer 2018 Placement Cycle will be hosted at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.  

Please RSVP to attend and for more details: tianda@healthimpact.org

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2017 (New Coordinators)

Schools - 9:00 am to  12:00 pm 

Hospitals - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Refresher)

Hospitals - 9:00 am to  12:00 pm 

Schools - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 




Contact Us

For Community Outreach and general information please contact: 

Carolyn Orlowski, RN, MSN
Southern California Regional Coordinator
E: carolyn@healthimpact.org 

For assistance with the Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS), please contact: 

Tianda McKoy, BS
Southern California Project Coordinator
E: tianda@healthimpact.org

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