Duration: 1 semester (16 weeks)
Class sizes: Varies
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
This rotation gives nursing students a challenging and diverse clinical experience. The clinicals are led by professional nursing staff and provide the opportunity for you to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health care environment.
Over the years, nursing education at Mayo Clinic has evolved from a practical need for the best nursing care for Mayo patients. Consequently, Mayo has played an integral role in providing opportunities for nursing education since its earliest days. Mayo's first allied health professional — Edith Graham Mayo, wife of Mayo co-founder Dr. Charles H. Mayo — was trained as a nurse anesthetist in 1889.
Today, nursing undergraduate programs are offered at a variety of affiliated colleges and universities, with Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida providing vital clinical experiences as students advance in their education. Mayo Clinic does not offer undergraduate nursing degree programs, but rather collaborates with area colleges and universities to provide comprehensive educational opportunities.
At Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, you observe and experience patient care delivery in a comprehensive health care center 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
Clinical experiences are arranged between the student's school and the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences education coordinator for nursing clinical education. They are co-facilitated by Mayo Clinic professional nursing staff and affiliated nursing faculty. These educational experiences provide nursing students with opportunities to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health care environment.
For admission to the rotation, you must:
- Be enrolled in an accredited nursing program at an affiliated college or university: Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, University of Florida, or University of North Florida
- Be in good academic standing
How to apply
Appointments to the Nursing Clinical Education Program are made through the nursing program adviser at your affiliated college or university.
- You must first apply to and be enrolled in a nursing program at one of our academic affiliates.
- The nursing academic liaison approves the clinical experience participants and works with the affiliated institutions to place the accepted students.
Tuition and financial aid
Tuition is paid to your college or university. Mayo Clinic charges no additional fees.
Mayo Clinic provides appropriate scrub or surgical attire as required for rotations.
You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.
During the clinical rotation, you have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of care settings. Your experiences may include time in:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Critical care
- Emergency medicine
- Transplant (bone marrow, heart, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas)
- Interventional radiology
- Maternal-child medicine
- Medical, surgical, and telemetry units
Students may choose one of these areas or indicate a specialty area of interest in approved independent study rotations with our affiliated schools. Mayo Clinic will try to place you in clinical rotations that match your needs and interests.
Our clinical rotation experience prepares you to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.
The hours required vary depending on the availability of nurse preceptors and your affiliated school schedule and class requirements. Some clinical hours occur during the daytime and some during the evening.
Graduation and certificate
As Mayo Clinic does not have a school of nursing, it does not confer credits or certification upon completion of nursing clinical education within Mayo facilities. But when you successfully complete the nursing program at your affiliated school, you will receive your nursing degree.
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