The Clinical and Internship Placement Office (CIPO)

The Clinical and Internship Placement Office (CIPO) supports the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with compliance for clinical groups, internships, preceptorships, practicums, and observations. Additionally, we strive for seamless communication with our students and their faculty, program directors, and program assistants regarding contractually agreed upon requirements. In order to maintain partner compliance per our affiliation agreements, the CIPO staff regularly communicates with various outside constituents, such as health care partners and their legal counsel, Office of General Counsel, Board of Health, Center for Disease Control, HireRight, Massachusetts Centralized Clinical Placement System, and University Health Services. 

Chief activities include:

  • CORI & National Background Checks
  • Health Requirements: Immunization, Health Insurance, CPR Certification
  • FERPA Releases
  • Affiliation Agreements
  • Clinical Placement Assistance

For any health and background check clearance based questions, please send an email to