Message from the Office of Nursing Programs

September 2019

Regional Clinical Education Networking Events Planned in Response to Symposium

Over the past decade, efforts to both decrease costs and provide options for individuals to receive care in the setting of their choice, have reduced the proportion of care received in acute settings.  Combined with an increase in health professional education programs, this has resulted in an insufficient number of traditional clinical placement sites.  While there are numerous other healthcare provider organizations willing to accommodate students in need of clinical education sites, shifting training to non-acute care settings requires a restructuring of the model for clinical education that was reliant on 24-7 services provided in a single location with an abundance of both patients in need of healthcare services and licensed provider resources to serve as preceptors.  In response to a top priority identified at the statewide Undergraduate Clinical Placement Symposium held in June of 2019, the ONP will be holding regional clinical education networking events throughout FY 2020.  The regional events will focus on facilitating increased use of non-acute, community-based, and other alternative clinical sites statewide.  These events will bring together interested representatives from nursing education and practice to forge new partnerships for the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students.  

Northwestern Regional Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Education Networking Event

Our inaugural undergraduate nursing clinical education regional networking event was held in the northwest region of the state in September of 2019.  To set the stage for networking opportunities, the event began with presentations of newer models of clinical education developed in non-acute care settings in the region.  A link to the presentations is provided on this website.  Forty-two individuals networked with one another to identify potential, future clinical education partnerships.  The attendees included representatives from one community college, seven baccalaureate nursing education programs and 17 unique practice organizations.  Nine individuals from nursing academia that returned completed evaluation surveys indicated that they had identified a total of 49 new potential academic-practice partnerships for the clinical education of their undergraduate nursing students.  See results from the evaluation survey completed by 28 attendees in the chart below.

Speaker Presentations



July 2019 Message -  Symposium on Exploring New Models of Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Education Material

May 2019 Message - Nurses Week

March 2019 Message - The Michigan Nursing Licensure Survey

October 2018 Message - The Future of APRN Clinical Education Symposium Materials

July 2018 Message - Online training series offers Michigan nurses continuing education credits and transition support

May 2018 Message - National Nurses Week, May 6-12

May 2017 Message - National Nurses Week, May 6-12

January 2017 Message - Michigan nurses can earn continuing education credits and receive transition support through online training series

December 2016 Message - Office of Nursing Policy Launches New Series of Training Courses

September 2016 Message - Resources for ITT-Tech Students

July 2016 Message - Proposed Modifications to the Board of Nursing Rules Complete Another Step in the Regulatory Process

May 2016 Message - Nurse's Week

March 2016 Message - Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program

August 2015 Message - ICD-10

June 2015 Message - Standardized Nursing Nomenclature