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Cardiovascular Diseases Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (Florida)

Application Process

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular advanced practice providers examining a patient

Positions

The Cardiovascular Diseases Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship admits one trainee every year on a competitive basis at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Admission requirements

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the Cardiovascular Diseases Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship, you must meet the following requirements:

Physician assistant applicants

  • Graduated, or will graduate, by the fellowship start date from an accredited physician assistant (PA) program
  • Have a Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) certificate through National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Have a state of Florida physician assistant license
  • Have advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications

Nurse practitioner applicants

  • Graduated, or will graduate, by the fellowship start date from an accredited nurse practitioner (NP) program
  • Have national board certification as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, or family nurse practitioner
  • Have at least two years of work experience as a registered nurse (RN) or NP in a critical care, interventional cardiology, or telemetry area preferred
  • Have Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications

Candidates are selected based on grades, work experiences, ethics, leadership qualities, and commitment to continue career goals working in a cardiovascular area after completing the fellowship.

Admissions policies

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

See the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences non-U.S. citizen applicant's policy.

Application process

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received between Nov. 1 - March 1.

Application windowProgram start dateApply
Nov. 1-March 1 September Online application

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select - NP PA Cardiovascular Diseases APP Fellowship (FLA)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items section
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • CV/resume.
  • Essay is to include the following and then be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section:
    • Statement of your professional goals and intent describing your past cardiovascular experience and how the fellowship will further develop your career goals in the cardiovascular field.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form and upload a letter.
    • Academic: Choose a person familiar with your educational qualifications and your potential for success in the cardiovascular field. References may include clinical preceptors or mentors who have worked closely with you in cardiovascular areas.
  • Official transcripts from a baccalaureate nursing and master's or doctorate NP program sent directly from the nursing schools (unofficial copies sent from the schools may be submitted, if the program is not completed at the time of application) to:

Katherine Gil
Education Coordinator
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

  • Should you be accepted into the fellowship, the following documents are required prior to the start date:
    • A copy of your current RN license and verification of license eligibility in the state of Florida, if applicable
    • A copy of a current NP or PA license in the state of Florida
    • Verification of board certification or eligibility as either an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, or family nurse practitioner, if applicable
    • A copy of current Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications
    • A copy of current Drug Enforcement Administration provider number

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified at the end of February. Individuals considered for admission may complete a phone interview, although an in-person interview is strongly encouraged to meet the faculty and tour the facilities. Interviews will be conducted in April.

Acceptance

Acceptance letters are mailed approximately two weeks after the interviews. If you receive an acceptance letter, your reply is expected within 10 days.

Candidates accepting their admissions offers are then sent formal paperwork that initiates the final eligibility process, which includes a background check, drug screening, and verification of all information submitted during the application process.