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.
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 UMHS employee. Further, we are unable to accommodate any shadow or observational experience requests.
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 once a preceptor is identified so that we can be certain:
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.
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 email@example.com 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 of the process.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (i.e., the unit or specialty area).
If your school does not participate with ACE-MAPP, you must submit the following information to email@example.com:
Requests must be submitted using the following timelines:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 specifications of the role within the health system.
Please be certain to validate access code (uniqname or user ID and password) functionality before beginning clinical hours. If there are any issues with IDs or passwords, please contact the MCIT Help Desk at 734-936-8000.
ACCESS CODES will be distributed as follows:
ONLINE PREREQUISITES MUST BE COMPLETED IN OUR MLEARNING SYSTEM (UMHS Learning Management System)
Once you receive your user ID and passwords, please login to MLearning and locate your required learning activities on the Home page. The Institutional Requirement List can be found on the Resources tab. If any activities are missing, please call MLearning at 734-615-5146 and 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.
On 6/7/2014, the MiChart documentation system will be utilized throughout the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Required learning activities will appear in MLearning as follows:
To schedule your instructor-led MiChart classroom training: please email MiChart-Class- Registration@med.umich.edu and indicate your student type and placement location. You must have your Level 2 login prior to taking the class. For questions or registration you may also contact MiChart by phone at 734-232-6016.
PLEASE NOTE: Access to the MiChart system is granted upon successful completion of all required training modules, classroom content and associated quizzes.
Please contact Clinical Placement at email@example.com if you are uncertain of any requirements or training, 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 badge must be worn at all times in the clinical areas.
POLICIES/GUIDELINES: Please review all information in the Policies/Guidelines section before beginning your practicum.
Target Audience: Students & Faculty Involved in Clinical Placement | Author: Mary Anne Brancheau firstname.lastname@example.org | Last reviewed: 4/21/2014 Clinical Placement Web Developer and Publisher: April Stingo email@example.com