Graduate nursing student placements at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems are determined by the individual practitioners and requests should be directed to the APRN that you are interested in working with. The Clinical Placement Office does not assist in this aspect.
All graduate student placements must, however, be coordinated through the Clinical Placement Office once a preceptor is identified so that we can be certain:
An affiliation agreement must be in place between the student's school of nursing and UMHS. If no agreement currently exists, please send the name, address, phone and fax numbers of the school of nursing contact person to firstname.lastname@example.org so that an agreement can be facilitated by the UMHS Contracting Office. This process varies in length of time from six to ten weeks, depending on the length of time needed for the two parties to reach an agreement of terms.
APRNs at UMHS independently determine whether they will precept students. You must contact them directly to secure a placement. The Clinical Placement Office is unable to provide assistance in this aspect.
Please use the following guidelines:
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor School of Nursing students receive first priority for preceptor placements within the Health System. If you are a non-UM-Ann Arbor student, please use the following timeline when approaching UMHS staff as a preceptor for your practicum:
Once a preceptor is identified, all course material must be reviewed and approved by the preceptor. 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 a student. Please send confirmation of your arrangement with a preceptor to email@example.com.
In addition to your email communication, Placement requests must be submitted to the UMHS Clinical Placement Office by your school of nursing through ACE-MAPP. The request must include the preceptor's name and the requested location (e.g., the unit or specialty area). If your school does not participate with the ACE-MAPP system, please contact the Clinical Placement Office for next steps.
All students who complete a clinical practicum at UMHS are required to have access to our clinical systems. This access is processed by our Medical Campus IT Department (MCIT) 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 contact the Clinical Placement Office at 734.764.5315 to determine what information is needed to process the SON registrar for this function.
All students with a clinical placement at UMHS will be granted access to our computer systems based on the placement location and the requirements of the role within the health system.
It is advised that faculty and students validate access code (uniqname or user ID and password) functionality before beginning clinical hours. If there are any issues with IDs or passwords, they should contact the MCIT Help Desk at 734.936.8000.
ACCESS CODES will be distributed as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: If there is a need to extend a student's account beyond the current semester's end date, the request must be made to Clinicalplacement@med.umich.edu before the account expires. Once the account expires for the term, accounts will not be recreated.
ONLINE PREREQUISITES IN MLEARNING (UMHS Learning Management System)
Once you receive your Level 2 user ID and password, please login to MLearning and locate your required learning activities on your Learning Plan. The required learning activities are also listed by student type on the Resources tab Institutional Requirements List. If any activities are missing, please call MLearning at 734.615.5146 to ask to be added to the "nursing student clinical placement domain" by your student type. Instructions on how to login to MLearning from off site can be found on the Resources tab.
PLEASE NOTE: All institutional requirements must be completed prior to the first clinical day on the unit.
UMHS currently has four documentation systems: 1. CareLink (our orders management system) 2. Centricity 3. MiChart and 4.TraceVue (used in the OB areas). By summer 2014, all documentation in the electronic medical record will be completed in MiChart.
To satisfy the training requirement for CareLink and Centricity: Instructors and students must complete one-time online learning activities. These modules will be automatically populated on your Learning Plans in MLearning and must be completed prior to your first clinical day in the clinical setting.
Please contact Clinical Placement at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are uncertain of any requirements, training, or new initiative expectations for your clinical practicum.
You must obtain a MCard ID badge at the Key/ID Office. The Clinical Placement Office will provide you with the signed ID Request Form that you must take to the Key/ID Office to obtain your badge. The ID must be worn at all times in the clinical areas.
Please review all information in the Policies/Guidelines section before beginning your practicum.
It is an expectation that all instructors and students will read their UMHS Outlook email weekly.
Important updates and new information are communicated in this manner.
Printable PDF - information from this website for Graduate Students (print pages 7-10)
Target Audience: Students & Faculty Involved in Clinical Placement | Author: Mary Anne Brancheau | Last reviewed: 07/2013
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