Nursing FAQs

Nursing FAQs

I am interested in learning more about Nursing at UMHS. Where do I start?

You can learn a lot about Nursing at Michigan by spending time reviewing our website, Additionally, our Nurse Recruiters are always happy to talk with you about what it is like to be a nurse at the University of Michigan Health System. So, visit our website or contact us to discuss any additional questions you may have about nursing at Michigan.

How do I work with Nurse Recruitment and Retention?

Your level of interaction with Nurse Recruitment and Retention will depend upon your individual needs and questions. We encourage you to begin with a visit to our website, to learn more about nursing at Michigan. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us for additional information.

I applied for a position, but I am not sure that my application was accepted. What happens next?

If you have successfully submitted your application, our applicant tracking system will send you an automated email that lets you know we have received your application. If you did not receive an email, your application was not submitted correctly and you should attempt to reapply. Once you have successfully submitted your online application, your information will be available to the hiring manager and Nurse Recruitment and Retention for review. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring department will contact you directly.

I applied for a position a while ago and have not heard anything. What should I do?

It is not unusual for the selection process to take several weeks, due to the high volume of applicants and the overall hiring process. We realize that this can be difficult when you are trying to secure a position. We encourage you to monitor your application status through our Applicant Tracking System (ATS), under your individual profile. When the position is filled, you will receive an automated email.

I have never worked in a unionized facility. How can I learn more about the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council?

You can visit the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council website for more information.

How do I know if a position is suitable for a Graduate Nurse (GN)?

UMHS offers many opportunities for the Graduate Nurse. Although the GN will find most of the positions are titled “Registered Nurse”, there will be verbiage in the job posting, under “requirements” that indicate that Graduate Nurse is welcome to apply. To make it easier to apply for positions at UMHS, we recommend that our Graduate Nurses use the “Career Interest” drop down menu in the search for jobs box and choose “Graduate Nurse” to display available GN positions.

For more information on a variety of related topics, please visit the Graduate/Student Nurses section of our website.

I am a student nurse looking for employment opportunities. Where do I look?

Go to and select the career interest “Patient Care Clinical Support” from the dropdown menu.

I am looking for temporary nursing opportunities. Where do I look?

Go to and select “Temporary” from the Regular/Temporary drop down menu.