The system, called Clinical Hub, will require students to pay an estimated fee of
"It's long overdue," Doering said.
Currently, the hospital uses old-fashioned pen and paper to do most of the scheduling. Doering said other hospitals in the
Doering said they will start with nursing clinicals and may eventually move on to using the program for other students in related medical fields, like radiology technicians or respiratory care.
Eventually, Doering said they hope to use the system at hospitals and clinics across the city, including Via Christi, to help streamline the scheduling for students.
About 800 nursing students have clinicals at Wesley each semester.
Undergraduate nursing students at
Smith-Campbell said that
"Ideally there would be no fees, but we live in a world where that has to happen," Smith-Campbell said.
Other schools that will likely take part include
Students in clinicals already pay fees for immunizations and liability insurance, Smith-Campbell said.
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