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Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration (Minnesota)

Overview

Program description

The demand for well-qualified nurse practitioners within Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Health System practice continues to grow. In order to educate as many outstanding nurse practitioners as possible, we have collaborated with a small number of select regional nurse practitioner academic programs. Our goal is to increase the capacity of nurse practitioner students and develop common clinical education curriculum and timelines.

Students selected to participate in this program will be guaranteed placement for all required clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic sites in the Midwest. The below universities provide education in the following population focus areas: family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology, and adult gerontology acute care.

This collaborative model works with the following preferred academic programs:

Winona State University
Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 800-342-5978 (toll-free)
Email: nursing@winona.edu

Viterbo University
School of Nursing
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-3000
Email: communication@viterbo.edu

Minnesota State University Mankato
Graduate Program
School of Nursing
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 952-818-8884

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
D.N.P. Program
Nursing
101 Eau Claire, WI 54702
Phone: 715-836-5287
Email: nursing@uwec.edu

University of Minnesota
School of Nursing
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9600 or 800-598-8636 (toll-free)

Affiliated institutions

This program also has affiliations with a small number of universities for those students looking to pursue a different population focus such as neonatal, pediatrics (primary care or acute care), women's health and mental health. The list below contains the school and the specific NP tracks:

Neonatal:

Creighton University 
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-2700

Pediatrics Primary Care:

University of Minnesota 
School of Nursing
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9600 or 800-598-8636 (toll-free)

Pediatrics Acute Care:

Creighton University 
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-2700

Women's Health:

University of Minnesota 
School of Nursing
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9600 or 800-598-8636 (toll-free)

Mental Health:

Rush University 
1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-7177

University of Minnesota
School of Nursing
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9600 or 800-598-8636 (toll-free)

Winona State University
Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 800-342-5978 (toll-free)
Email: nursing@winona.edu

Your college or university program director and Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration program director will arrange your clinical experiences.

The clinicals are facilitated by Mayo Clinic professional providers, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, and clinical nurse specialists (mental health only), and provide students opportunities to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health care environment.

Students 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 with a commitment to mutual respect

Accreditation

Our affiliated nurse practitioner education programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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

Facilities

The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities.

This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Mayo Clinic Health System is composed of facilities in 70 communities in southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin, and northern Iowa.

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete your master's or doctorate degree in nursing with population foci at your affiliated school, you are eligible to apply for the national certification via examination. You also receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences indicating your successful completion of the clinical hours.

Hours and location

For the majority of the residency, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, three to four days a week. Students will do clinical time at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Class size

Each year, the class size of the Nurse Practitioner Clinical Residency varies depending on the needs of the clinical areas within the institution. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

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