Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers numerous developmental opportunities for nurses. Nurses beginning their careers at Mayo experience an individualized orientation. They also have the opportunity to participate in specialty staff development classes designed to meet their professional goals. Finally, Mayo believes that a nurse's professional development begins well before their first day of employment. To augment colleges' and universities' education of student nurses, Mayo has affiliated agreements with many institutions to provide clinical rotations.
In addition to providing educational programs within Mayo Clinic, nurses may apply for education awards, which are made available through endowments. Nurses who receive awards attend regional, national, or international conferences. Nursing education scholarships are also available. These opportunities are complemented by Mayo Clinic's tuition reimbursement program.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers an individualized orientation program for new employees in nursing. During this period, the new employee may be assigned to a preceptor, who plans the orientation based on the individual's self-identified needs, as well as assessed needs.
The Mayo Essentials of Progressive and Intensive Care Nurse Internship Program is a tuition-free educational program that provides the extra training, knowledge, insights, and skills you will need to be a highly competent critical care nurse. If you have considered the possibility of a critical care career, this internship may add an additional dimension to your professional life.
The program involves two levels of preparation. Level I includes the basic foundations for care of the critically ill patient and is part of the orientation process for all new hires into the progressive and intensive care units. Level II focuses on the care of the higher acuity critically ill patients seen in the ICU setting.
Highlights of the program include:
Nurses at Mayo Clinic in Rochester enjoy many educational opportunities. Master's-prepared Nursing Education Specialists offer ongoing broad-based and specialty classes. These courses include practice, education, research and leadership topics, preceptor classes, charge nurse classes, and a research symposium series. Many classes are offered for contact hours, and some are offered as American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited contact hours. In a typical year, Mayo offers more than 1,100 programs with 35,000 participants.
Mayo Clinic has played an integral role in educating nurses since its earliest days. Today, nursing education begins in the academic setting at local and regional affiliated institutions, with Mayo providing vital clinical experiences as students advance. See PDF of affiliated nursing programs which have clinical rotations at Mayo.