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Program overview

Program length: Varies
Class size: 20 students a year
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

This rotation gives students a challenging and diverse clinical experience by working with nurse practitioner staff in a multidisciplinary health care team environment.

Opportunities for experience are based on availability within a number of departments, if approved by your school program staff.

Students observe and participate at Mayo Clinic, a comprehensive health care facility 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

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete the criteria for your master's degree in nursing and the coursework at your affiliated school, you are eligible to apply for the national certification examinations.

Application process

Contact your clinical rotation coordinator at your school to inquire about placement and to determine if your school is affiliated with Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.


To be eligible for the rotation, you must be:

  • Enrolled in a master's-level accredited nurse practitioner program at an affiliated school
  • 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

For more information, contact the clinical rotation coordinator in your nurse practitioner program. He or she can assist you through the application process once Mayo is notified about specific dates and requests.

Inquiries are only accepted from the clinical rotation coordinator at your nurse practitioner program and no sooner than four months prior to the rotation start dates.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition is paid to your college or university. Mayo Clinic charges a one-time per student fee of $250 for a clinical rotation, which is billed directly to the college or university.

You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.


Clinical rotations include intensive clinical practicums under the supervision of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physician preceptors.

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


Depending on the specialty, students may have eight- to 12-hour shifts or weekend shifts.

Accreditation information

Your college or university maintains accreditation for its nurse practitioner program and can provide more information. 

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

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