Diverse clinical settings and experiences

Clinical Placements


Experience in a clinical setting in an integral part of all U-M School of Nursing academic programs. Through working side-by-side with some of the best nursing and medical professionals in the country, our students benefit from the knowledge and hands-on learning that is only possible through actually applying theoretical skills in practice.


U-M School of Nursing graduates go on to work in an array of specialty nursing fields, many of which they first encountered in their educational preparation. To expose our students to the variety of practice settings and focuses available to them as professionals, we strive to provide diverse clinical experience locations. Specific locations change from year to year, but past locations have included:
From units within major health systems and hospitals, to community based facilities and educational enrichment programs, our students delve into all facets and applications of nursing, challenging them to expand their skills and perspectives while also fostering the creativity and resourcefulness fundamental to successful nursing practice.


Many students’ clinical placement locations will require some travel. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites and should consider this factor when calculating and planning for their educational expenses.

More Information

For more details about the clinical placement experience, including information about key logistics and practicalities, see chapter 3 of the Undergraduate Student Handbook, the Master’s Student Handbook, and/or the Doctoral Student Handbook. See all handbooks.


Also see the Compliance Requirements page for details about the paperwork that must be filed before entering a clinical practice facility.