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 or process any shadow or observational experience requests. This is a unit based experience. Please contact the unit or area for further information. You and the unit should follow all policy guidelines.

UMHS Visiting Observer Policy: For the Individual Who May Observe but Not Provide Patient Care

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.

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

It is important that you read the information in STEP 1 through STEP 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.

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

It is an expectation that all students will read their UMHS Outlook email ( weekly.

Important updates and new information are communicated
in this manner which includes MiChart related material.





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 precept you. Please have them send a confirmation of your arrangement to Jole' Mowry at


If you are a UMHS employee and attend an external school of nursing (SON), please follow the icon link below. This will take you to the affliation 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.


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.


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.


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.

Health Information Technology & Services (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.


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.


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

    1. NP, FNP, DNP students must complete the MiChart Inpatient and Ambulatory Student Provider eLearning module.
    2. CNS students must complete the MiChart Inpatient Student Nurse eLearning module.
    3. CNM/OB students must complete the MiChart Birth Center APRN Student Nurse eLearning module.
    4. MSN students must complete the MiChart Clinical View Only eLearning module.


  1. To access MLearning, go to and login with your username and Level 2 password. UMSN students may also login with their Level 1 password. IMPORTANT: MLearning works best in the Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers.
  2. For any issues or questions related to your access, please contact the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) service desk at 734-936-8000. Press OPTION 1 for MiChart issues, OPTION 2 for Mlearning issues, and OPTION 3 for computing issues with logins or access.
  3. Access to the documentation system will only be granted after successful completion of all MiChart required training in MLearning.

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. This email will go to your account within Outlook. If you do not receive this email, please call the HITS Service Desk at 734-936-8000 and press OPTION 1 for MiChart.

Internal link; accessible via
UMHS Network or VPN only:





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.

If you are a RN employee, the following will be marked as complete in ACEMAPP:

  1. All UMHS required courses (you must be up-to-date with your institutional requirements in MLearning) 
  2. ACEMAPP OSHA, HIPAA, and BBP courses 
  3. Background check/drug screen requirement

Health requirements (vaccines and TB test) and BLS  cannot be waived and must be entered into ACEMAPP by your school.

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.



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.

All information that you need to know about the MCARD Badge can be found here. MCard ID Badge Information

Access to Clinical Unit: Access to clinical units is meant to be on clinical days and times as planned in your curriculum. Should you need to return to the unit for other clinical purposes, this should be cleared with the corresponding clinical faculty for the course. If you are visiting someone on the unit, you need to request admittance to the unit using the visitation policy for that unit, including the standards for locked units. Please remember that issues related to HIPAA and safety as well as other considerations may be involved.


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

Parking Information at UMHS



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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