During the Nursing Clinical Education Program, you have the opportunity to rotate through the entire hospital care setting.

Your experiences may include:

  • Medical and surgical
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical care (intensive care unit)
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ambulatory care
  • Research

Our Nursing Clinical Education Program experience prepares you to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.


The program director for Mayo Clinic's Nursing Academic Affairs assists with providing appropriate clinical nursing rotations and educational experiences.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' preceptors and Mayo nursing clinical instructors, in collaboration with the affiliated nursing programs, use these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation, along with the affiliated nursing programs' system of evaluation, provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. Assistance is provided whenever necessary and as appropriate to keep all students on track with the program's learning goals and outcomes.

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.

Dec. 18, 2014