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Program overview

Program length: 4-16 weeks
Class size: 6 students a year
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

This rotation gives nurse anesthesia students from the University of North Florida a challenging and diverse clinical experience. Students will observe and experience the delivery of patient care in a comprehensive health care center that offers:

  • A caring, collaborative environment
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities
  • A large, diverse patient population
  • An environment based on a team approach and a commitment to mutual respect

The clinical rotations are led by Mayo Clinic professional nurse anesthesia staff and will provide you with opportunities to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health care environment.

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete the criteria for master's degree in nursing and the nurse anesthesia coursework at your affiliate school, you are eligible to apply for certification exam through the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Application process


For admission to the rotation, you must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited school of nursing
  • Be enrolled in the master's-level nurse anesthesia program at our affiliated academic institution, University of North Florida
  • Be in good academic standing

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.

How to apply

  1. Application process. The program coordinator/adviser at the University of North Florida should contact the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Rotation program director and education coordinator to submit a request. Requests from students will not be accepted.
  2. Review and acceptance. The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Education Committee reviews and approves the applications and works directly with the University of North Florida to place accepted students.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition rates are determined by and paid to the University of North Florida. Mayo Clinic charges no additional fees for the clinical rotation.

You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation. You may hold outside employment during the rotation if it does not conflict with your program responsibilities.


This rotation prepares you to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.

Intensive clinical practicums, under the supervision of qualified nurse anesthetists and physician preceptors, focus on providing care to patients.


For the majority of the clinical rotation, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days a week.

Accreditation information

The University of North Florida maintains accreditation for its nurse anesthesia program and can provide more information.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.