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Nurse Practitioner in her clinical rotation in Jacksonville, Florida.

Program overview

Program length: 4-16 weeks
Class size: Varies
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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

Students observe and participate at Mayo Clinic, a comprehensive healthcare 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 with a commitment to mutual respect

Application process

Rotation requests

Requests for a clinical rotation must be made each semester by the student's clinical faculty. Rotation requests from students will not be accepted.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Term Request deadline
Spring (January-May) August 15
Summer (May-August) December 5
Fall (August-December) March 15


For admission to the rotation, you must:

When you successfully complete the criteria for the nurse practitioner coursework at your affiliated school, you are eligible to apply to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners national certification examination in your specialty practice area.

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. ARNP request form. Have the clinical faculty at your institution complete the ARNP Clinical Request Form and submit it to the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences education coordinator. The request form will only be accepted from your institution. Request forms will not be accepted from students. Students and school faculty are discouraged from reaching out to potential preceptors on their own.
  2. Review and acceptance. The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Education Committee reviews and approves the applications and works directly with the affiliated schools to place accepted students.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition is paid to your college or university. 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 program if it does not conflict with your program responsibilities.


The rotation involves intensive clinical practicums, with a focus on providing care to patients, under the supervision of qualified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or physician preceptors.

Your college or university program director determines and develops the coursework and laboratory experiences and makes arrangements for placement into clinical rotations.

Clinical rotations

Clinical rotations are available in the following areas:

  • Primary care family practice
  • Hospital internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Heart transplant and heart failure
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology and kidney transplant
  • Hepatology and liver transplant
  • Critical care medicine
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • General and colorectal surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/oncology

Please keep in mind that availability is limited, and certain areas may not always be available. The hours for your clinical rotation will match your preceptor's schedule. Once your clinical rotation is finalized, you will receive information on who your preceptor is, and you can discuss setting up your clinical schedule with him or her.

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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