Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Graduate StudentsGraduate Students Interested in a Preceptorship

Graduate nursing student placements at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) are determined by the individual practitioners. All Non-UM Ann Arbor grad student requests should should be arranged directly through the APRN or physician that you are interested in working with. UMHS Clinical Placement office does not assist in this aspect. In addition, we do not accommodate any shadow or observational experience requests.

All UM School of Nusring Ann Arbor grad students should go through the UM School of Nursing Clinical Placement administration office for any placements requests.

The following graduate students will be accommodated at UMHS:

  1. U of M School of Nursing Ann Arbor students
  2. U of M School of Nursing Flint students
  3. UMHS employees who attend external schools

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increasing number of students in the UM School of Nursing programs (both Ann Arbor and Flint) and our own employees attending graduate programs, we are no longer able to accommodate graduate students from external schools unless you are UMHS employee.

Please read the information in Steps 1 through 7 carefully, as there are specific requirements related to placement accommodations. Please be aware that all placements within UMHS must be coordinated through the Clinical Placement Office in the Department of Professional Development and Education so that we can be certain:

  1. An affiliation agreement is in place with your school of nursing (if external) and UMHS.
  2. The onboarding process is complete for students, ensuring that you receive access to the computer systems you need and that all compliance standards are met.

It is an expectation that all students will read their UMHS Outlook
email weekly. Important updates and new information are communicated in this manner.

Please click on the steps below to read detailed information on the process that must be followed to obtain a clinical placement at UMHS.

Printable PDF - Graduate Student Check List


Step 1          Identify Preceptor

APRNs and physicians at UMHS independently determine whether they will precept students. All Non-UM School of Nursing grad students must contact them directly to secure a placement. The Clinical Placement Office is unable to provide assistance in this aspect of the process.

Once a preceptor is identified, all course material must be reviewed and approved by the preceptor. Clinical hours should be arranged directly with the preceptor.

The Clinical Placement Office must receive confirmation from the preceptor that an arrangement has been made to work with a student. Please send confirmation of your arrangement with a preceptor to Jole' Mowry at

Step 2          Request an Affiliation Agreement

If you are an employee and attend an external school of nursing (SON), please click the icon below. This will take you to the Home page for detailed information on obtaining an affiliation agreement between your school and UMHS. There are specific timelines that must be followed due to the length of time typically needed to secure the agreement.

Step 3          Placement Request Submission

All clinical placement requests must be submitted through ACEMAPP, the Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program, through the Michigan Health Council. If your school is not currently a member of ACEMAPP, your school will need to register in order to submit requests and your student information. The school may contact ACEMAPP through Customer Support on the ACEMAPP website at or call 844-223-4292. You can also contact Erin Szarka, one of the ACEMAPP Coordinators, directly at to begin the process.

All students participating in a clinical placement at UMHS must enroll in ACEMAPP for tracking of compliance requirements. These include required immunizations, Flu vaccine, TB screening, BLS certification, a background check and drug screen.

Step 4          Processing for Placement

All students completing a clinical practicum at UMHS are required to have access to our clinical systems. This access is processed by our Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Department through our Identity Registration System (IRS). Each school of nursing that participates in clinical placements with UMHS must have a registrar or designee identified who can upload student information into our IRS. Please have your school of nursing contact the Clinical Placement Office at to begin the process of obtaining access to our IRS.

Step 5          Computer Logins/Access

All students with a clinical placement at UMHS will be granted access to our computer systems based on your placement location and the specifications of your role within UMHS.

HITS processes the access needed for all students. You will receive an email from 1-2 weeks prior to your clinical start date. This will be sent to the email address your school provided to us. In the email from Identity Management, you will be given a link and step-by-step instructions to set your password(s).

If you are a UMHS employee, no change will occur to your uniqname/username or passwords, but you will be granted access to any new systems required for your practicum (pending completion of any required training).

Please be certain to validate access code (uniqname/username and password) functionality before beginning clinical hours if you are new to UMHS. If there are any issues with IDs or passwords, please contact the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk at 734-936-8000.

Step 6          Complete Institutional Requirements

Each clinical nursing student at UMHS must complete a group of institutional requirements prior to the start of your clinical practicum. Required learning activities include training to the electronic health record (MiChart) in MLearning and institutional requirements in ACEMAPP.

MiChart Training Requirements

All required MiChart training will be found in MLearning on your Learning Plan:

    1. NP students must complete the MiChart Inpatient and Ambulatory Student Provider eLearning activity and associated quizzes.
    2. CNS students must complete the MiChart Inpatient Student Nurse eLearning activity and associated quizzes-UNLESS you have already completed the Inpatient Nurse MiChart Training.
    3. CNM/OB students must complete the MiChart Birth Center APRN Student Nurse eLearning activity and associated quizzes.
    4. Graduate students who need access to MiChart in order to view data must complete a Clinical View Only eLearning activity.

To access MLearning, go to and login with your username and Level 2 password. UMSN students may also login with their Level 1 password.

For any issues or questions related to your MiChart training, please email MLearning at

Access to MiChart is granted upon successful completion of all required eLearning and associated quizzes.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an employee at UMHS you will have a dual account in MiChart. You must choose which role you are functioning in upon login, which will allow you to access all pertinent tools for that role. Please see the MiChart Tip Sheet entitled “MiChart Account Manager-For Users with Multiple Accounts” on the MiChart website for complete instructions. You should receive this information in an email from MiChart Security when the new role is created for you. If you do not receive this email, please call the HITS Service Desk at 734-936-8000 and press 1 for MiChart.

Institutional Requirements

Institutional requirements consist of a set of online learning activities required by regulatory agencies, such as the Joint Commission, or as required by UMHS policy. These must be completed in ACEMAPP unless you are a UMHS employee and have already completed them in MLearning. You will be asked to indicate your employee status in your ACEMAPP profile. Please be aware that some of the links in the ACEMAPP modules are to UMHS internal pages and cannot be accessed using an off-site computer. This will not interfere with completing the module or required test.

Please contact your School of Nursing Coordinator if you have not received information related to your ACEMAPP logins.

Please review the Institutional Requirement List to verify what must be completed. Your ability to begin your clinical hours may be delayed if these requirements are not complete prior to your start date.

Step 7          Obtain MCard ID Badge/Parking Pass

All students must wear a UMHS MCard ID badge at all times in the clinical areas. If you are a UMHS employee, you do not need to replace your MCard ID. Please be certain to identify yourself as a graduate nursing student when functioning in that role.

Please see the Resources page for complete information regarding MCard ID badges.

Information regarding student parking can be found on the Parking website at A signed parking form is not required to obtain a parking permit. Parking Services maintains a list of current students.



Contact UsNursing Student Clinical Placement Staff and Location

Professional Development and Education
University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

300 N. Ingalls Suite NI6B12
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5436

Jole' Mowry, MS, BSN, RN
Clinical Placement Lead
Contact Regarding Scheduling
Educational Nurse Specialist
Phone: 734-232-1131

April Stingo, BS
Clinical Placement Process Lead
Contact Regarding the Process
Phone: 734-615-6910
















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