Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program (Minnesota)
The Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences to students enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Nurse Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program.
To participate in Mayo School of Health Sciences' 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 will need to be obtained by the Mayo School of Health Sciences prior to your being accepted to the program.
Active Affiliate Agreements
Your college or university director and the MSHS nurse-midwifery 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 will 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.
Our affiliated Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Mary's Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Graduation and Certification
Students will be certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives governing board at the end of their college experience.
When you successfully complete the master's or doctorate level degree in nursing criteria and the nurse-midwifery course work at your affiliate school, you are eligible to take the national certifying exam offered by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
National certification is required in all states for licensed CNM’s to practice. 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 will also receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic, Mayo School of Health Sciences indicating your successful completion of the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program.
Your clinical experience may include eight hour clinical days, as well, as 12-hour call shifts.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits no more than two students in its Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.