Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Undergraduate StudentsUndergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student looking for a clinical placement at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), please see the Prospective Student Page. Also, be aware that all placements within UMHS must be coordinated through the Clinical Placement Office. In addition, 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


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.



STEP 1          COMPUTER LOGINS (Non-UM Students Only)

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 2-3 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 OPTION 3

Omnicell Medication Cabinet: If you have been given access to the Omnicell for your student role, you will use your Level 2 password to access the Omnicell cabinet. Your instructor will then assist you with your Bio-ID (fingerprint) enrollment. Again, if you have any issues with logining in to the Omnicell, please contact the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) service desk at 734-936-8000 OPTION 2


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.

Internal link; accessible via
UMHS Network or VPN only:





STEP 3          MCARD ID AND PARKING (Non-UM Students Only)


On your first day of clinical, your Instuctor will guide you through the process and have the form for you to fill out to obtain your MCARD ID badge.

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 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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