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Houston-Galveston Region

In 2007, schools of nursing and clinical agencies in the 13 county Houston-Galveston area collaborated with the Foundation for California Community Colleges to implement the web-based Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) in an effort to streamline and facilitate the clinical placement process and to identify underutilized clinical placements.

The Texas Nursing Resource Center (TNRC) was the result of that collaboration. The TNRC provides two centralized nursing education services for schools of nursing and clinical agencies. The mission of the TNRC is to improve the quality of nursing care in Texas by expanding the use of the Centralized Clinical Placement System statewide.

Partners in this initiative include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Methodist Hospital, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), and the WorkSource. Grant funds awarded to UTMB by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the John S. Dunn Foundation, and user fees support TNRC services.

CCPS was developed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation expressly for the purpose of improving the clinical placement process for California community colleges. The Foundation for California Community Colleges was convinced that by using a more systematic and user-friendly system, additional clinical capacity could be identified in clinical agencies working with the community colleges and other schools. Since implementation, the CCPS has been able to identify expanded clinical placement opportunities available within agencies and schools have been able to unleash their creativity to respond to unconventional clinical placement opportunities.

Nursing Education Participants

Alvin Community College
Chamberlain College of Nursing
College of the Mainland
Emergency Consultants, Inc.
Galveston College
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College
Lee College
Lone Star College - Cy-Fair
Lone Star College - Kingwood
Lone Star College - Montgomery
Prairie View A & M
Sam Houston State University
San Jacinto Central
San Jacinto North
San Jacinto South
Texas Women's University Houston
The College of Health Care Professions
University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston School Of Nursing
University Of Houston-Victoria
University Of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

Clinical Agency Participants

Baylor St. Luke'S Medical Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
HCA Bayshore Hospital
HCA Conroe Hospital
HCA Mainland Medical Center
HCHD Ben Taub General Hospital
Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC/
Children's Memorial Hermann
Memorial Hermann-Katy
Quentin Mease Hospital
St. Joseph Medical Center
Texas Children's Hospital
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The Woman's Hospital of Texas
UT Harris County Psychiatric Center
UTMB Health
West Houston Medical Center


Summer 2017 Placement Cycle dates:

January 30 – February 19, 2017:  Hospitals review, confirm, and extend availability through August.  

February 20 – March 12, 2017:  Schools submit placement requests for all courses that run May through August.  

March 13 – March 31, 2017:  Hospitals review proposed requests, make placement decisions, and respond to all placement requests.   


T: 409.772.8221 

About Us

The Nursing Resource Center is a suite of Internet-based services that helps maximize nursing education capacity by streamlining placements and exposing new opportunities for school-clinical facility relationships.

Contact Us

For more information on joining the Texas Nursing Resource Center, please contact:


Trish Richard, RN, PhD

North Texas

Sally Harper Williams
T: 469.648.5030

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