Your college or university program director and Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration program director will arrange your clinical experiences. Start dates depend on the student's university, but typically the final year of clinical rotations from May to May are accommodated.
How to apply
Applicants interested in becoming a student in the Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration, need to follow the application guidelines and admission process as noted by the preferred affiliate program.
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.
- U.S. citizens
- U.S. nationals
- Lawful permanent residents
- 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.
See additional Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.
Tuition and financial aid
Tuition is determined by and paid to the college or university at which you are enrolled. Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences charges no additional fees.
Students are responsible for their own living accommodations, expenses, and transportation when completing clinical rotations.
The nurse practitioner program is offered by the affiliated university and provides the degree. The clinical coordinator of each university determines and develops the coursework and laboratory experiences. There may be additional opportunities to learn informally from Mayo Clinic faculty and preceptors during your clinical rotations.
The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences NP Program faculty support your transition into clinical rotations through a preclinical skills evaluation in the summer.
Clinical rotation opportunities
Your university determines the total number of clinical hours and types of rotations you need to successfully graduate. Opportunities for clinical rotations of your personal interest may be available.
Clinical hours and schedule
Your clinical hours are determined by the schedule of your clinical preceptor. Mayo Clinic employees are highly encouraged to apply for an Educational Leave of Absence to allow you the flexibility to ensure your personal schedule can accommodate clinical hours.
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota is among the largest, most advanced academic medical centers in the world.
Mayo Clinic Health System is composed of facilities in 70 communities in southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin, and northern Iowa.
Meet the faculty
The Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration utilizes preceptors from Mayo Clinic's provider team, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical doctors and others on its clinical, scientific, and technical staff. They are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have access to these clinical preceptors throughout your training, with the opportunity to learn directly from some of today's best clinicians.
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner faculty support and enhance the clinical learning experiences for our NP students, preceptors, and affiliated programs. Our team of NP faculty represent diversity in NP education, practice settings, and scholarly interests that build a solid training foundation for our NP students.