Does it exist? Student Clinical Placement Program

  1. I am new to the role of clinical placement coordinator for student nurses. I know I am not the only one in this role that responsible for coordinating the student nurses clinical rotations that is thinking "There has to be a better way". I have searched all over the internet and can't find anything to do what I need to. I can't imagine everyone is doing this manually. Before I reinvent the wheel and attempt to learn programming language myself, does anyone know if there is a program out there that allows us to:

    Enter in list of students-block off dates they have didactic (or scheduled absence)
    Enter in faculty available-days of the week and times they are available
    Enter in the clinical sites available - including days and times they are available
    Enter in number of students allowed for each site (i.e. 6, 8, 10, 12)
    Enter in rotation length

    Then hit "run" and it figures out the schedule, including the groups of students, where they are going, when, and who their instructor will be! Not too much to ask, is it?? LOL

    I swear, I'd pay out of pocket to get a program like this.

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   gpsrn
    We have also been looking for a program of some type to do that. We have not found one yet, so when we do I will share and hope you do as well. Someone could make some good money making a program.
  4. by   ferwhat752
    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. I know some techie college kid out there could make a fortune making something like this. In theory, it doesn't seem like it would be hard for someone who knows what they are doing to create. <<fingers crossed>>. PLEASE do share if and I will do the same!
  5. by   ferwhat752
    I might have someone that can create this type of program. Can you provide me with your email. I will see if we can make something that will help suit both our needs.
    ((Fingers crossed))

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