Nursing Student Clinical Placement

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Information for Unit Staff

1                    Review the Standards for Student Nurse Placements
  1. All undergraduate nursing student clinical placement requests must be submitted centrally to the Clinical Placement Office in the Department of Professional Development and Education
  2. Individual school of nursing instructors are not permitted to negotiate directly with managers or unit staff for undergraduate nursing student placements within UMHHC (including observational experiences or unit visits). Placements negotiated in this manner will be considered null and void.
  3. UM School of Nursing Ann Arbor requests will receive first priority for all placements within the Health System.
  4. It is the expectation of our partnership with the UM School of Nursing that all nursing units/areas within UMHHC will participate in clinical education by accepting undergraduate nursing students.
  5. Exceptions from taking undergraduate nursing students, and/or markedly reducing the number of students taken, will be considered on a case by case basis by the Clinical Placement Office in discussion with unit leadership and the unit director.
  6. All school of nursing instructors will orient to their clinical placement area prior to the start of the clinical rotation. Instructors will contact the clinical area two to three weeks prior to their start date to arrange the orientation.
    1. If new to the clinical area, orientation may be 3-4 days in duration, as determined by the unit/area leadership.
    2. If returning to a clinical area, instructors should expect to shadow for 3-4 hours to review unit/area changes and updates.
  7. At the end of each term, instructors will meet with the unit/area leadership to evaluate the placement experience.
  8. Students are required to complete all assigned institutional requirements and documentation system training prior to their first clinical day on their assigned unit or area

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    New Policy for Student Placements: Assignment of Undergraduate Student Nurse Clinical Placements within the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
2                    If You Receive a Request from an Individual Who Would Like to Observe on Your Unit

Learning experiences may be provided for individuals at the unit level by following the Visiting Observer Policy:

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Visiting Observer: For the Individual Who May Observe But Not Provide Patient Care

The HIPPA and Code of Conduct Statements are embedded in the policy. All paperwork is kept at the unit level.

3                    Review Our Mentor Resources

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Nurse Mentor Resources



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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