Janet L. Goldberg, MSA, RN

Clinical Instructor
Lead Faculty Clinical Education
Undergraduate Studies Program
Room 4155 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 615-2704
Fax: (734) 647-1419

Scholarly Expertise / Activity


  • Clinical education models/Clinical immersion
  • Positive organizational scholarship
  • Professional practice models
  • Management infrastructures in nursing

Janet Goldberg has a long-standing career in Nursing Administration at the U-M Health System (UMHS). Prior to joining the School of Nursing faculty in 2009, Janet’s previous role as Director of Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing provided a wealth of experiences in the role of a professional nurse. Her leadership and passion for building programmatic models of practice that expand across the care continuum has served patients and families, and allowed nursing staff to master skills and advance their careers within a specialty area. In addition, Janet was named the representative UMHS Director of Nursing and partnered with faculty members in designing, piloting, and implementing a new clinical education model for undergraduate nursing students; the focus of this project was to develop stronger clinical immersion in the practice setting, as well as to enrich collaborations between faculty, staff, and students to advance practice and scholarship. While this initiative has been highly successful, Janet promotes continuous improvement in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums, and seeks to facilitate ongoing partnerships in her new role as Lead Faculty for Clinical Education and Clinical Instructor in the Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems.


With a thirty-five year nursing career predominantly in Nursing Administration at UMHS, Janet is looking forward to beginning her teaching efforts in Division III - Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science within the School of Nursing.  Her progressive experiences as an Assistant Head Nurse, Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Director of Nursing are most aligned to supporting the education of undergraduate students with some opportunity to support graduate education in Division III as well. Over the years she has precepted senior level undergraduate N454 students, served as a guest lecturer for incoming freshman students in N122, and sponsored a group of ten students at the graduate level in N659 Systems Assessment.  With her extensive understanding of UMHS, Janet plays a valuable role in both undergraduate and graduate programs with regards to clinical placement strategies and processes.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, University of Michigan Radiation Policy Committee, 2000-present
  • Member, Comprehensive Cancer Centers Nurse Executive Group, 1997-present
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Rho Chapter, 1994-present (Treasurer 1997-1999)

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Distinguished Alumna of the Year, Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing, 1999


  • MSA, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1997
  • BSN, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1993
  • ADN, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, 1975

Publication Highlights

  • Sando, C, Goldberg, J, et al. Pandemic Influenza and Acute Care Centers (ACC): Taking Care of Sick Patients in a Non-Hospital Setting, published in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. December 2008: 335 – 348
  • Dawson, CM, Aebersold, M, Goldberg, J, Mamolen, N. The Michigan Leadership Model: Developing a Management Infrastructure. 2005 JONA
  • Goldberg, J. L. Theses (unpublished) Cross-Training Inpatient Nurses for the Outpatient Experience: A study in job satisfaction. An MSA 685 Integrative paper submitted to Louis Riebling, Phd, in partial completion of the Degree Masters of Science in Healthcare, March 3, 1997.