Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences to students enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program.

Your college or university director and the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program director will work with you to arrange your clinical experience once you have been accepted to the program.

The clinicals are facilitated by Mayo Clinic professional nurse-midwifery staff and provide nurse-midwife students opportunities to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health care environment.

Students observe and experience the delivery of patient care 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


The Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Affiliated institutions

To participate in the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program, you must be a currently licensed Minnesota registered nurse and enrolled in a master's- or doctorate-level program of an affiliated academic institution.

If your institution is not currently affiliated with Mayo, an affiliation agreement needs to be obtained by Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences prior to your being accepted to the program.

Current affiliates are:

  1. University of Minnesota
    1. School of Nursing
    2. 5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
    3. 308 Harvard St. SE
    4. Minneapolis, MN 55455
  2. Bethel University
    1. 3900 Bethel Drive
    2. St. Paul, MN 55112
  3. Georgetown University
    1. School of Nursing & Health Studies
    2. 408D St. Mary's Hall
    3. 3700 Reservoir Road NW
    4. Washington, D.C. 20057
  4. Yale University
    1. School of Nursing
    2. 400 West Campus Drive
    3. Orange, CT 06477


Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities.

This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete the master's- or doctorate-level degree in nursing criteria and the nurse-midwifery course work at your affiliated school, you are eligible to take the national certifying exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board. National certification is required in all states for licensed certified nurse-midwives to practice.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) rules state that only graduates of ACNM-accredited programs are eligible to take the certification exams, which are given periodically throughout the country.

You also receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences indicating your successful completion of the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program.


Your clinical needs are determined by your college. They may include eight-hour clinical days, as well as 12-hour shifts in the labor and delivery unit. Your schedule depends on your needs, your college requirements and midwife staff availability.

Class size

The program is limited to two nurse-midwifery students at any given time. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

June 03, 2017