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Application Process

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One to two 16-week perioperative nursing fellowships are offered each year, typically in the spring and fall.


For admission to the Perioperative Nursing Fellowship, you must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited school of nursing
  • Be a licensed registered professional nurse (B.S.N. preferred)
  • Have a minimum of one year of current medical or surgical nursing experience or three years of current experience as a Mayo Clinic surgical technologist
  • Be eligible to obtain licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Arizona

Technical standards

The Perioperative Nursing Fellowship Program is committed to diversity and educating students who will make the population of health care professionals a true representative of our diverse community.

The following technical standards are not intended to deter any candidate for whom reasonable accommodation will allow the fulfillment of the complete curriculum. Program applicants and admitted students with disabilities are confidentiality reviewed to determine whether there are any reasonable accommodations that would permit the individual to satisfy the program standards. The technical standards are required of all enrolled students.

View the Perioperative Nursing Fellowship Program technical standards.

Admission policies

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below. Therefore, visa sponsorship is not available.

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions. Learn more about the exam and register online at the Educational Testing Service.

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences code for the TOEFL iBT is 5784.

Educational transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be translated (if they are not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential-evaluation services.

More information

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policies.

How to apply

Disability accommodations

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences values diversity and welcomes applicants with disabilities. If you are anticipating or experiencing disability related barriers in accessing this application, please contact Disability Compliance Advisors at

Application timeline

The Fall 2024 fellowship cohort is open to both Mayo Clinic employees and external candidates. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received between June 12-19, 2024.

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June 12-19, 2024 Aug. 28, 2024 The fellowship requires two application submissions. Refer to the following application instructions. 

Application instructions

Mayo Clinic Careers application

All applicants are required to submit two applications to be considered for this fellowship: one through the Mayo Clinic Careers website and one through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Visit the Mayo Clinic Careers website and complete the application using the following job posting number:

  • 331747

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences application

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 - Perioperative Nursing Fellowship
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section

Additional required items

  • CV/resume

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each complete application and schedules interviews with qualified candidates.