How to Apply

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The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, has several opportunities:

  • Critical care unit — must have critical care experience from prior employment, internships, externships, or clinical immersion in an intensive/critical care unit or intermediate/progressive care unit.
  • Emergency department — must have experience from an internship, externship or clinical immersion in an emergency room or critical care unit, or prior employment as an EMT, emergency department tech or PCA in a critical care area.
  • Medical/surgical units

If you would like to be considered for all positions, please apply separately to each.


To be eligible for the Nurse Residency Program, you must have:

  • Successfully completed nursing studies and have graduated from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly National League for Nursing (NLN), accredited school of nursing with an associate degree or bachelor's degree in nursing preferred
  • Graduated within the past 12 months or will graduate prior to the start of the program
  • Achieved an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • An Arizona R.N. license by start date

How to apply

Please visit the Nursing Jobs Web page for available programs. Search using the position title "RN Residency." If this program is not available, you may click "Email jobs to me" to join our Talent Community. You'll be notified via email when future Nurse Residency Program positions become available.

State of Arizona nursing (R.N.) licensure

To begin the R.N. state licensure application process prior to graduation, visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing website and click RN/LPN Application by Examination.

A current Arizona R.N. license is required upon hire. Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or more from your start date. Electrocardiogram (ECG) competency must be completed satisfactorily within six months of hire and maintained annually. You must also maintain Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as required by your specific unit, as well as any specialty certifications required by your unit.

Those hired as an R.N. after Jan. 1, 2013, who do not currently have either a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing will be required to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program within six years of their start date.


If you have questions about the Nurse Residency Program, please email us.