Nursing Resource Centers
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October 2016 EDITION
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CCPS Project Progress Update

We are excited to share news about the recent upgrades that are in development for the CCPS tool. In addition to a modernized, improved user experience and better response times, we have been working on several other enhancements. Here are a few highlights:
  • Navigation. CCPS will be easier and more intuitive for users to navigate. Customized dashboards for each user type will provide an efficient way to view and access key information at a glance.    

  • Placement request process. Users will complete a single form to view their placement options and submit requests. We've also made the process more flexible, allowing for preceptor and allied health placements.   

  • Placement availability and management. Users can now survey the unit manager for availability information, ensuring the best possible student placements on each unit. Multiple filters and overlap notifications will help coordinators review and respond to requests.

  • Student assignments to clinical placements. Once a placement request has been accepted by a provider, schools can assign students to the clinical placement.
Future enhancements include:
  • Pre-clinical onboarding features. Pre-clinical orientation courses, assessments, and requirements will automatically be assigned for completion. Users can easily track progress on the completion of clinical requirements.

  • Document management solution. A document storage solution for clinical agency pre-clinical documents is in development. Through partnerships with established background check vendors, we are creating a single solution for managing student clinical placements.
We will be coordinating additional beta testing with members of our user community. If you would like to participate, please email us at

Our phased roll out is scheduled for February 2017. We will first pilot a regional market that schedules an individual summer placement cycle. Due to the time sensitivity of the placement cycles, we will work with each regional market individually to determine the best roll-out schedule.

If you have any questions, contact us at 866.325.3222 ext.123 or

The CCPS Development Team

Bay Area News and Updates

A Message from Mary Dickow

Hello - as you know from our last newsletter I have assumed the responsibility as your point of contact for the Bay Area CCPS users. I am excited to work with all of you even though I have big shoes left to fill with Nikki's departure (she is doing great by the way!) I look forward to working closely with all of you and hope that my long history of working with nurses, hospitals, health systems and schools will prove to be a valuable asset in this capacity. The best way to contact me is via email at: or phone: 415-307-9476. 

CCPS Helpful Tips

Avoiding Duplicate Entries

Duplicate entries can occur when making historical placements.  To avoid duplicate entries here are some helpful hints:
  • Do not use the submit button more than once (repeat selection of  the button will create duplicate entries)
  • After submit is selected the system will process the request
  • Once the placement request has been submitted you will see a notification at the top of the screen
  • Make sure that your schedules for multiple request do not overlap on the same units
  • Select dates that do not overlap with other cohort schedules
How to Remove Duplicate Entries

Once you have noticed a duplicate entry has been submitted you can remove it.  Follow these easy steps:
  1. Step 3 - Placement Request
  2. View/Edit Proposals
  3. Select Course and Cohort
  4. Review placements (list below)
  5. Select the duplicate placement 
  6. (place a check mark in the box)
  7. Select withdraw
  8. Repeat steps for additional duplicate request
  9. Review your School Proposals Report (Step 3)
Please contact if you have any questions.
CCPS Placement Cycle Calendar
Schools Should Now Have Completed:
Clinical Placement Requests for
Spring/Summer 2017
Hospitals Should Now Have Completed:
Clinical Placement Decisions for Cohort Groups
Spring/Summer 2017
Preceptor Placement Decisions
Spring/Summer 2017 Should be
Completed by December 2

If you need assistance or have any questions please contact:
LANRC 804-2184
BANRC (510) 295-9599