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Operations Committee


The purpose of this board is to manage and maintain the functions of the Centralized Clinical Placement Software (CCPS).

The duration of this governing board will be ongoing. The board will consist of nine (9) members with staggered terms.

Committee meetings will be scheduled on an as needed basis.


  • Trish Richard, RN PhD; UTMB
  • Elizabeth Jensen; UTMB
  • Wilhelmina Rich; Houston Community College
  • Linda Reding; Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Twila Cooper; San Jacinto College South
  • Andrea Brooks; Lone Star College
  • Patti Lairsey; UT–Health Science Center
  • Janice Rogers; Lee College
  • Susanne Tolley; San Jacinto College Central


Centralized Clinical Placement Software

The Texas Gulf Coast Nursing Education Governing Board will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the CCPS system.
These responsibilities will entail:
  • Resolving conflict in the event of any unresolved issues from two or more schools requesting clinical placements in conflicting times
  • Collaborate with the software developers and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) regarding software updates and additional training and communicate any changes to participants
  • Review process periodically to ensure that the system is working properly and that all needs are being met

The Texas Gulf Coast Nursing Education Governing Board will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the VCNE.
These responsibilities will entail:
  • Reviewing contracts from participating vendors for criminal background checks and drug screenings
  • Reviewing the quality of service provided by vendors participating in the consortium
  • Scheduling workshops for the Academic Success Series
  • Maintaining the domain name for the Website ( and renewing the domain as needed. Expires 2015
Contact Us

Trish Richard, RN, PhD
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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