Our Nurse Practitioner Clinical Residency prepares you to provide professional nursing services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention through patient education and counseling. Students are prepared to perform in an expanded role in the delivery of primary health care and acute care.
Clinical experiences and learning include:
- Comprehensive assessment of the health status of individuals and families
- Diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems
- Provision of counseling and teaching in areas of health promotion and disease prevention
- Collaboration with other health care professionals
Intensive clinical practicums include clinical rotations in primary care clinics, as well as general internal medicine. You may select:
- Congestive heart clinic
- Women's heart clinic
- Vascular center
- Lipid clinic
- Hypertension clinic
You rotate regularly to one or more areas for approximately six weeks to become familiar with the care of complex cases. Concurrently, you continue to care for your primary care patients in either Family Medicine; Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine; or Primary Care Internal Medicine.
Our acute care nurse practitioner program prepares students to provide professional nursing services with an emphasis on acutely ill individuals. Clinical experiences are mostly inpatient. Clinical rotations may include hospital internal medicine, intensive care units and inpatient subspecialties.
During these clinical rotations, you are under the supervision of qualified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other preceptors.
Our nurse practitioner education prepares you to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty visits (one or two a semester)
Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities. The Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System is the evaluation tool utilized for assessment.
Mayo 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.