Tennessee Clinical Placement System (TCPS)
The TN Clinical Placement Partnership (TCPP) started TCPS as a way to solve the issues related to healthcare education. You can read more about how it has evolved using the TCPS History link from the menu. Today this group of schools and facilities have expanded beyond the state lines of Tennessee. Today the acronym TCPS is used as a more inclusive reference to the partnership!
Using common goals as driving forces, and identified outcomes as a foundation, the success of TCPS is evident today as our partnership continues to grow!
Who are the Partners?
The TCPS partnership currently includes seven regional collaboratives across the state that also includes North Georgia, North Alabama, North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, Southern & Middle Kentucky, and Western North Carolina.
These collaboratives are founded upon a union of common purposes where all parties benefit from the synergies of cooperation and the fruits of success. It is a “working relationship” characterized by mutual participation, joint interest, and mutual respect. Partnership with TCPS does NOT replace affiliation agreements between facilities and schools. Region assignment is generally based on the physical location of the organization. Partners may interact in a variety of regions based upon a program of study, geographical location, and location of their student population.
See the Current Partner List (Use the browser BACK button to return!)
Are there different levels of partnership?
Full Partnership is open to facilities and schools and includes access to OrientPro and PlacementPro. Partnership Fees are charged annually based on the academic year calendar and provide access to our clinical onboarding tools and related support materials.
Full Partnership Fees
Partnership fees are calculated using a sliding scale based on resource usage.
- Fees for acute care facilities are based on the average daily census and the number of staffed beds.
- Fees for healthcare schools are based on student headcounts
- Other healthcare settings have variable fee structures related to student capacity and the structure of their learning opportunities.
Associate Partnership is open to schools and includes access to OrientPro. Typically these schools do not have a need for placement and clinical requirement management using PlacementPro. Partnership Fees are charged annually based on the academic year calendar and provide access to our clinical onboarding tools and related support materials.
Associate Partnership Fees
Partnership fees are calculated using a sliding scale based on resource usage via school user headcounts.
The Managed Partner Program is open to schools that occasionally send students to one of our TCPS Facilities that require all student onboarding through PlacementPro. Typically these schools are sending students for practicum or internship clinical learning opportunities. The TCPS Onboarding Team works directly with the school to identify the needed orientation and clinical requirements from the facility’s clinical affiliation agreement for the student and is responsible for uploading this information into PlacementPro. Managed Partners do not have access to the onboarding tools, but have access to our Onboarding Managers.
Managed Partnership Fees
Partnership Fees for the Managed Partner Program include an annual partnership fee and a per-student fee that students typically pay as they access the online orientation.
Learn more about the Managed Partner Program!