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


  • Clinical education
  • Organizations
  • Professional practice models
  • Management infrastructures in nursing

Janet joined the School of Nursing with a prior 35-year career track in nursing administration at the U-M health system.  A previous role as Director of Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing provided a wealth of experiences in the role of a professional nurse, and a leadership style and passion for building programmatic models of practice that expand across the care continuum serving patients and families, and allowing nursing staff to master skills and advance their careers within a specialty area. In 2007, Janet served as the representative UMHS Director of Nursing in partnership with two School of Nursing faculty members, co-leading the design, pilot, and implementation of a new clinical education model for undergraduate nursing students; the focus being 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.


With her extensive understanding of UMHS, and progressive experiences as an Educational Nurse Coordinator, Assistant Head Nurse, Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Director of Nursing, Janet moved to a joint administrative and clinical faculty position in 2009 to further support the ongoing rollout of the new undergraduate model, lead the design of the supporting clinical faculty model, support clinical placement strategies and processes and work directly with students as a Clinical Instructor. Today, Janet teaches full time in Undergraduate Programs and continues to promote continuous improvement in the undergraduate model design and curriculum, facilitate ongoing partnerships with health system leaders and staff, and support student success.

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.