Mayo Clinic offers a summer employment opportunity – called Summer III – for nursing students. While it is not an internship or externship, it provides a learning experience for students between their junior and senior year in a bachelor's degree nursing program. See Summer III for more details.
Individuals who have graduated from a National League of Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited bachelors or associate degree nursing program within the last two years may apply for positions in one of more than 60 patient care units or surgical service nursing positions in our hospitals.
New graduates are not considered for Labor/Delivery/OB or the Emergency Department.
New graduates who meet the criteria may be considered for the specialized critical care training program called "Essentials in Progressive and Intensive Care" (EPIC). See orientation for more details.
To learn more, see nursing specialties in Rochester.
Seven categories are focused on when reviewing applicants' resumes and conducting interviews for nursing positions:
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Mayo Clinic offers a competitive salary that is based on market survey data and is reviewed on a regular basis. Currently an Associate-degree-prepared new graduate would start at $28.40 per hour and a Bachelor's-degree-prepared new graduate would start at $29.25 per hour. Mayo Clinic offers shift differentials that are paid in addition to the hourly rate and are the following:
Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage. Read more about benefits on the Jobs in Rochester section.
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Decisions are made by nurses who are closest and most affected by specific decisions. Nurses are asked for their opinions and ideas and encouraged to participate in decision making that will affect their clinical area. An important avenue by which nurses can participate in decision making is through participation in departmental and unit committees. Committee involvement provides an opportunity to affect patient care, education and research.
Thank you for your interest in Nursing at Mayo. The Department of Nursing at Mayo is not able to accommodate shadow experiences, but may be able to facilitate other options to learn about nursing at Mayo Clinic. To learn more about Nursing at Mayo, you can contact our Nursing Placement Office at 507-255-5298.
Mayo does not have a school of nursing. However, we provide excellent clinical learning experiences to area colleges and universities that contract with us. Once you are enrolled in one of our affiliated nursing programs, you may be eligible to do your clinical training at Mayo Clinic. The clinical training is arranged through your school. Learn more about nursing education at our affiliated schools.
No, however, your local higher educational institution that has a nursing program may have some refresher courses.
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