To be eligible to apply for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, applicants must have:
- Graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner program which may be in any NP specialty
- Currently be a certified or be a board eligible nurse practitioner prior to onset of fellowship
- Current NP license or verification of license eligibility in the state of Arizona
- Three letters of recommendation from clinical preceptors or mentors
- Statement of intent (max. 300 words) describing how the fellowship will continue their career goals in a cardiovascular field
- Transcripts from baccalaureate nursing and masters/doctorate NP program
- Copy of curriculum vitae
Application and admissions timeline
|Call for applications
|Candidates selected for interviews and notified by
|Fellowship start date
The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Individuals considered for an interview may complete a phone interview, although an in-person interview is strongly encouraged to meet the faculty and tour the facilities.
Applicants are selected based on grades, work experiences, ethics, leadership qualities, and commitment to continue career goals working in a cardiovascular area after completing the fellowship.
Prerequisites for admission above also apply to international applicants.
Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of MSHS programs is to graduate the best health care practitioners. Further, MSHS must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions.
Therefore, admission to educational programs is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities:
- Critical thinking
- Sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
The applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Applicants seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the Program Director.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.
Applicants are judged not only on scholastic accomplishments, but also on physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum and to graduate as skilled and effective practitioners, with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of students and patients, each MSHS program will establish minimum standards deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the Program Director.
Admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the Program Director.
Additional admission requirements
Applicants offered admission to MSHS programs must also comply with prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding:
- Occupational Health Review and/or Physical Exam
- Background Study
- Drug Screen
- Health Insurance
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the MSHS program.
Questions about these requirements can be directed to the school.
Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.
Fellows are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.
Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.