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.
Jennifer Johnson BSN, RN
Dept. Chair of Nursing
The Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield College has the primary responsibility for leading all community outreach activities and collaboration with the users of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
Clinical Placement System (CCPS)
Bakersfield College Allied Health
Cal State Bakersfield Nursing