Student Placement Requests

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Preceptors and Capstones

  • We kindly ask that pre-licensure students and faculty do not approach staff at UCSF to request clinical placements.


  • A cohort consists of students enrolled in the same course, on set days, and supervised by onsite clinical faculty.  All requests, approvals, and declinations for student cohort rotations at UCSF Health are facilitated through the Bay Area Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) by the school administrator.  The affiliated school determines individual student assignments to UCSF locations. 
  • Click here for the CCPS website.

Graduate Nursing Programs

It is the responsibility of a prospective student or school’s representative to secure a UCSF preceptorship or practicum. The Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation and the Office of Advanced Practice are not responsible for enlisting preceptors or identifying placements for post-licensure students. A UCSF employee with an appropriate license and credentials may agree to precept a student after obtaining approval from their supervisor.  An active and current affiliation agreement between UCSF and the academic institution must be in place prior to the start of the practicum  Click here for the Affiliation Agreements

For Advanced Practice Provider (APP) students only (NP, PA, Midwife, CRNA, CNS) please contact the Office of Advanced Practice by filling out the APP Student Intake Form