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

Ashley English - Executive Director
Clinical Placements Northwest

Karalynn LaValley - President
Associate Dean of Nursing Programs
Green River College

Pam Orebaugh - At-large
Director of Clinical Education
Eastern Washington University

Camey Yeager - Secretary
Manager of Student Services and Employee Health
Northwest Specialty Hospital

Kellee Rickerl - At-large
Director of Clinical Education &
Professor for Respiratory Care
Tacoma Community College

Shelly Caldejon - Vice President
Lead Professional Development Specialist
UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center

Kate Prigge - At-large
Assistant to the Dean
Pacific Lutheran university

Julie Baxter - At-Large
Division Clinical Program Manager, Academic Services
Providence-Swedish, North Division Education & Professional Practice Team

Stephanie Bradbury - Treasurer
Clinical Placement Coordinator
North Idaho College

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