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Application Process

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The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship admits one fellow every year on a competitive basis at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Trainees may be enrolled annually. This ensures that you receive individualized instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

Admission requirements


Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduated, or will graduate, by the fellowship start date from an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) program
  • Board certification by the fellowship start date is required. For Nurse Practitioners board certification by the ANCC or AANP is required.  For Physician Assistants, board certification by NCCPA is required. 
  • License to practice in the state of Florida
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Candidates will be selected based on their commitment to continue career goals working in nephrology area, representation of personal qualities and skills, their work experience, ethics, and leadership qualities.

Admission policies

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below: 

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Visa sponsorship is not available.

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

Disability accommodations

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences values diversity and welcomes applicants with disabilities. If you are anticipating or experiencing disability related barriers in accessing this application, please contact Disability Compliance Advisors at

Application timeline

Application window Program start date Apply
April 15 - June 15 October Online application

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission.
    • Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select - NP/PA Nephrology/Hypertension Fellowship (FLA)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit.
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • CV/Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form and upload a letter. Suggested recommendation types include:
    • Academic (professor or faculty)
    • Professional (preceptor or supervisor) 
  • Personal Statement (one-page maximum). This should include your response to the following statement, and then can be uploaded within the Supplemental Items section.
    • Describe your work experience, why you desire a fellowship in nephrology, and how completion of the program would be an asset to you.
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be uploaded in the Supplemental Items area for application purposes. If admitted, official copies of all transcripts will be required prior to the start of the program. They must be sent directly from the institution by email to

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Individuals considered for acceptance are for an interview.


Acceptance letters are mailed in July for the fall. Your reply is expected within seven days.