About Us

Partners for excellence in clinical education.

Clinical Placements Northwest (CPNW) is a not-for-profit corporation working to facilitate clinical placement for the Health Professions student, to increase availability of student placement opportunities, and to improve communication among healthcare organizations and nursing education programs in Washington State and Northern Idaho. We presently have 53 member organizations; 19 healthcare partners, and 33 partners in education. CPNW collaborates with numerous education programs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our education and healthcare partners are working together with a shared vision and common goal of creating a well-prepared and competent healthcare workforce. Learn about our extensive list of participating programs in the links to the left.

Our Mission is to improve the health education and clinical experience, thereby increasing value to all stakeholders; improving quality of care; improving patient, student and preceptor satisfaction; and promoting system sustainability.

Our Goal is to be the recognized leader in innovation in clinical placement of the health professions student.

We intend to reach our goal and accomplish our mission by:
  • Creating efficient & effective systems
  • Streamlining & standardizing processes across organizations
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Promoting relationships
  • Demonstrating resource savings
  • Sharing best practices for sustainable improvement

CPNW Board of Directors

Jolita Perez - President
Senior Workforce Development
Specialist/Manager-Student Placement
MultiCare Health System
perezjo@multicare.org

Cheri Osler - Vice President
Associate Dean of Nursing
Spokane Community College
cheri.osler@scc.spokane.edu

Erlene Pickett - Treasurer
Nursing Director
North Idaho College
erpickett@nic.edu

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers - Board Director
Clinical Placement Manager/Faculty
Seattle University
rrassilyer@seattleu.edu

Amanda Taylor - Secretary
Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Bellevue College
amanda.taylor@bellevuecollege.edu

Debbie BrinkerPast President - Emeritus
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
WSU College of Nursing
dbrinker@wsu.edu

Tiffany Smith-Fromm - Board Director
Nursing Program Director
Pierce College
TGSmith@pierce.edu

Sandra Albritton - Board Director
Director of Research Programs and Student Services
Kootenai Health
SAlbritton@kh.org

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