Our thanks to the organizations that helped develop this platform:
Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE Committee)
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Colorado AHEC System
Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence
Colorado Council on Nursing Education
Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders
Colorado State Board of Nursing
Northern Front Range Consortium
Western Slope Planning Group
Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Simulation (WELLS) Center
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About the Colorado Clinical Placement Technology System
In order to graduate, every student nurse must go outside the classroom for training at clinical agencies in all areas of specialty. Coordinating the multiple clinical rotations for all their students challenges every school of nursing, especially as growing enrollments have strained the capacity of previously existing arrangements between schools and clinical sites.
The result: bottlenecks that make it harder for students to meet clinical requirements in a timely way and contribute to the long waiting lists for entry into nursing programs. By slowing the development of new nurses, these delays contribute to Colorado's ongoing nursing shortage.
Now, the Colorado Nursing Clinical Placement Project can help ease those bottlenecks.
Its core is a searchable, web-based database called StudentMax™ originally designed by the Oregon Center for Nursing. The database has been adapted to meet the needs for Colorado with the focus on placements for pre-licensure nursing students. The system also provides a clearinghouse of additional resources and tools about our partners and all the partnership developed standardized documents/forms.
Initial Funding: The Colorado Health Foundation funded a two-year pilot project as part of “Partners Investing in Nursing's Future,” a collaborative grant focused on nursing shortage initiatives founded by the Robert Wood Johnson/Northwest Health Foundation. The Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provided the original database licensing fees.
Additional Funding: Ongoing support for this project has been maintained by significant in-kind contribution of time and staff to support the work by all the Clinical and Educational Partners. The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, The Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation are providing bridge funding as the project moves toward fee-based sustainability.The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence manages the platform under the direction of the Clinical Placement Implementation Oversight Committee.
Questions? Contact Michelle Cheuvront at
For more information on StudentMax™ – go to http://www.studentmax.org
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