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Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration (Minnesota)


Our Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration prepares you to provide professional nursing services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention through patient education and counseling. Students are prepared to perform in an expanded role in the delivery of primary health care and acute care.

Clinical experiences and learning include:

  • Comprehensive assessment of the health status of individuals and families
  • Diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems
  • Provision of counseling and teaching in areas of health promotion and disease prevention
  • Collaboration with other health care professionals

Intensive clinical practicums include clinical rotations in primary care clinics, as well as general internal medicine. You may select:

  • Congestive heart clinic
  • Women's heart clinic
  • Vascular center
  • Lipid clinic
  • Hypertension clinic

You rotate regularly to one or more areas including, Family Medicine; Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine; or Primary Care Internal Medicine.

Our acute care nurse practitioner track prepares students to provide advanced practice nursing services with an emphasis on acutely ill individuals. Clinical experiences are mostly inpatient. Clinical rotations may include hospital internal medicine, intensive care units and inpatient subspecialties.

During these clinical rotations, you are under the supervision of qualified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other preceptors.

Our nurse practitioner education prepares you to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty visits (one or two a semester)

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. The Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System is the evaluation tool utilized for assessment. This evaluation is sent electronically to the faculty at the home university at the end of each rotation.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.