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 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


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.

For COHORT GROUP STUDENTS, click on the steps below to read detailed information on the process that must be followed at the start of each term.

STEP 1          Computer Logins/Access

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)

STEP 2          Completing 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 (UMHS EHR) and MLearning Information: Training requirements, materials, and Learning Management System information.

  1. Undergraduate students in the inpatient and ICU settings, the PACUs, Birth Center, ED, or ambulatory care will complete eLearning modules in MLearning to satisfy their MiChart training requirement.
  2. Undergraduate students who need access to MiChart in order to view data must complete a Clinical View Only eLearning activity. This includes students at MVN for Community Health and students in Leadership placements.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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.

  1. Flu Vaccine Requirements

  2. Immunization Requirements


STEP 3          MCARD ID badges, Parking, and Policy

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


    Internal links; accessible via
    UMHS Network or VPN only:







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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