Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Prospective StudentsProspective Students

If you are a UMHS employee going to an external nursing school and in need of a UMHS clinical placement, please be aware that all placements within UMHS must be coordinated through the UMHS Clinical Placement Office. Please secure a preceptor prior to contacting our office.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the increasing number of students in the UM School of Nursing programs with both UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint, we are no longer able to automatically place graduate students from external schools. In addition, All UMSN-Ann Arbor and UMSN-Flint graduate nursing student placements need to be arranged before a preceptor may host a Non-UMSN nursing student even if the nursing student is a UMHS employee. Please check with the preceptor you are contacting to make sure they are not needed by UMSN graduate program.

Graduate nursing students will be clinically placed at UMHS according to the following priority:

1 ST Priority UM School of Nursing Ann Arbor Students
2 ND Priority UM School of Nursing Flint Students
3 RD Priority UMHS Employees Attending External Schools

We do not clinically place visiting observer or shadow experience requests. Please contact the unit/area for further information. You and the unit/area must follow all policy guidelines.

External Link: UMHS Visiting Observer Policy





If you are an 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.


Please be aware that University of Michigan School of Nursing students receive first priority for preceptor placements within UMHS.

Once you have identified a preceptor, all course material must be reviewed and approved by that individual. 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 you. Please send confirmation of your arrangement with a preceptor to Jole' Mowry at


All clinical placement requests must be submitted through the Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program (ACEMAPP). ACEMAPP is used for tracking student compliance and clinical rotations at UMHS.

ACEMAPP compliance requirements include immunizations, Flu vaccine, TB screening, BLS certification, Background Checks and Drug Screens. In addition, all Non-UMHS employee students must complete UMHS institutional requirements modules in ACEMAPP.


As a student, you may require additional access to our clinical systems. This access is processed by Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) 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 the IRS. Please have your school of nursing contact the Clinical Placement Office at to begin the process of obtaining access to our IRS. Additionally, please provide your SON with your UMID and uniqname so that your Social Security Number will not be required by the school for entering your information into the IRS.


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. 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 clinical placement requests must be submitted through the Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program (ACEMAPP). If you are not currently a member of ACEMAPP, you will need to register and create a profile. To begin the process, please contact ACEMAPP through Customer Support on the ACEMAPP website at or call 844-223-4292. You can also email Erin Szarka directly at for help with this process.

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.


You will be asked to indicate your employee status in your ACEMAPP profile. Make sure you indicate this or a notification will not be sent to UMHS to excempt you from the information listed below.

If you are an 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.


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

  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.

MiChart (UMHS EHR) and MLearning Information: Training requirements, materials, and Learning Management System information.


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.

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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 and Faculty Orientation
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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