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 partnership with the U of M School of Nursing and long standing commitment to several nursing school programs in our community, 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 the Professional Development and Education Department. Once you have identified a preceptor, we can then be certain that the steps below are followed.
It is an expectation that all students will read their UMHS Outlook email weekly.
Important updates and new information are communicated in this manner.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE STEPS BELOW TO READ DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED TO OBTAIN A CLINICAL PLACEMENT AT UMHS.
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 may take eight to twelve weeks to complete, 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 email@example.com.
ALL clinical placement requests must be submitted through ACEMAPP, the Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program, through the Michigan Health Council. If your school is not currently a member of ACEMAPP, your school will need to register as a guest in order to submit requests and your student information. The school may contact ACEMAPP through Customer Support on the ACEMAPP website https://michigan.acemapp.org/ or by contacting Rachel Bunnell, the ACE Program Coordinator, directly at Rachel.Bunnell@mhc.org to begin the process.
All students participating in a clinical placement at UMHS must enroll in ACEMAPP for tracking of compliance requirements. These include required immunizations, Flu vaccine, TB screening, BLS certification, Background Checks and Drug Screens.
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.
If your school does not have a registrar who regularly submits student information into our IRS, please provide email@example.com with the following information:
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.
Computer Access Information will be distributed as follows:
Each clinical nursing student at UMHS must complete a group of institutional and nursing requirements within one week of the start of your program term. Required learning activities include training to the electronic health record (MiChart) and annually required UMHS and/or ACE mandatory training.
MiChart Training Requirements
PLEASE NOTE: If you are an employee at UMHS you will have a dual account in MiChart. You must choose which role you’re 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.
Nursing Documentation website (internal link)
Consist of a set of online learning activities required by regulatory agencies, such as the Joint Commission, or as required by UMHS policy. These are completed through the UMHS learning management system, MLearning, and ACE for non-UM Ann Arbor instructors and students. Please view the Institutional Requirement Lists for your school.
For any issues or questions related to MLearning, please call or email MLearning at 734-615-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Audits will be maintained of graduate student MiChart and institutional requirement completion.
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. If you lose or damage your ID, you will need to pay a $20.00 replacement fee to the Key ID Office to get a new card.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a UMHS employee, you do not need to replace your MCard ID. Please be certain to identify yourself as a student when functioning in that role.
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 email@example.com | Last reviewed: 6/25/2015 Clinical Placement Web Designer and Developer: April Stingo firstname.lastname@example.org