Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Prospective StudentsProspective Students

(for UMHS employees only)

Due to our current commitment to multiple nursing school programs, we regret that we are unable to accommodate preceptor placement requests by individual students unless you are a University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) employee.

In addition, we do not process any shadow or observational experience requests. Please contact the clinical unit or area for further information.

If you are a UMHS employee in need of a clinical placement, please be aware that all placements within UMHS must be coordinated through the Clinical Placement Office in Professional Development and Education. Due to the limited availability of preceptors; it is advised that you secure a preceptor prior to contacting our office.

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


Clinical Placement Steps for Prospective Students:

Step 1          Submit Affiliation Agreement

If you are an employee and attend an external school of nursing, 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.

Step 2          Identify Preceptor

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

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 as a guest 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, Background Checks and Drug Screens.

Step 4          Processing for Placement

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 our 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.

Step 5          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

    1. The requirements will depend on the area of your practicum and be determined at the time of your request.
    2. To access MLearning, go to and log in with your Username and Level 2 Password.
    3. Access to MiChart is granted upon successful completion of all required eLearning, classroom content, 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’re 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.

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 have already completed them in MLearning. Please review the Institutional Requirement List to verify what must be completed.

For any issues or questions related to MLearning, email MLearning at



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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