Offered twice a year, the Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, builds leaders at the bedside by assisting new graduate nurses as they transition from being students to being competent, skilled registered nurses.

This yearlong, evidence-based program consists of a series of seminars, discussions, simulations and classroom instruction. The curriculum includes three primary areas of content:

  • Patient safety
  • Leadership
  • The professional role

Nurse residents are paired with a mentor throughout the Nurse Residency Program. The program's effectiveness is regularly measured through participant feedback and the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey.


Eligible to apply to the Nurse Residency Program are individuals who have graduated or will be graduating from an accredited school of nursing and are newly licensed within the past 12 months (or license-eligible).

A Florida R.N. license is not required to apply but is required before starting the program.

Application process

Eligible candidates must submit an online application to the position titled "RN (New Graduates)." Make sure to join our Talent Community to receive email notifications when great opportunities become available.

In general, the application for the Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is offered twice a year — in mid-March and mid-July — with anticipated program start dates in June and November. For additional questions, call 888-266-0440 or email careers@mayo.edu.

When submitting the application, be sure to include all required documentation listed below.

Required documents

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume with clinical information
  • One recommendation letter from a clinical instructor
  • Educational transcripts (unofficial)
  • Nursing license, if available (required before starting the program)