The Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation involves intensive clinical practicums, with a focus on providing care to patients, under the supervision of qualified nurse practitioners, physician assistants or physician preceptors.

Your college or university program director determines and develops the course work and laboratory experiences and makes arrangements for placement into clinical rotations.


Clinical rotations are available in the following areas. Please keep in mind that availability is limited, and certain areas may not always be available.

  • Primary care family practice
  • Hospital internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Heart transplant and heart failure
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology and kidney transplant
  • Hepatology and liver transplant
  • Critical care medicine
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • General and colorectal surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/oncology


Clinical preceptors participate in completing the evaluation material required by your college or university. In addition, you receive an evaluation of your performance during your rotation.

Educational support resources available include access to:

  • Mayo Clinic libraries
  • Online journal subscriptions
  • UpToDate for evidence-based clinical decision support
  • Other online educational references

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Oct. 14, 2014