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Nursing Clinical Education (Florida)

Program Description
The Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at Mayo Clinic in Florida offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences to nursing students enrolled in the Mayo Clinic-affiliated nursing programs.

Over the years, nursing education at Mayo Clinic has evolved from a practical need for the best nursing care for Mayo patients. Consequently, the organization has played an integral role in providing opportunities for nursing education since its earliest days. Mayo's first allied health professional — Edith Graham Mayo, wife of Mayo founder Dr. Charles Mayo — was trained as a nurse anesthetist in 1889.

Today, nursing undergraduate programs are offered at a variety of affiliated colleges and universities, with Mayo Clinic in Florida providing vital clinical experiences as students advance in their education. Mayo Clinic does not offer undergraduate nursing degree programs, but rather collaborates with area colleges and universities to provide comprehensive educational opportunities.

Clinical experiences are arranged between the student's school and the MSHS education coordinator for Nursing Clinical Education. They are co-facilitated by Mayo Clinic professional nursing staff and affiliated nursing faculty. These educational experiences provide nursing students opportunities to work alongside other professionals in a multidisciplinary health-care environment.

At Mayo Clinic in Florida, you will observe and experience patient care delivery 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 nursing education programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. or the American Association of Colleges in Nursing.

Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
1-800-621-7440 (toll-free)
Fax: 312-263-7462

Affiliated Institution
To participate in Nursing Clinical Education at Mayo Clinic, you must be enrolled in a nursing program at our affiliated academic institutions:

Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211

University of North Florida
College of Health
4567 St. John's Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Florida State College
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197
Fax: 352-273-6440

Mayo Clinic in Florida was established in 1986 as a comprehensive medical facility in the southeastern United States, where advanced programs in education and research support the highest-quality patient care.

Campus activity is centered around the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings. The campus has modern education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The state-of-the-art Birdsall Medical Research Building allows researchers to investigate neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The Griffin Cancer Research Building was completed in 2001 to support Mayo's many cancer studies.

Mayo Clinic hospital on the Jacksonville campus provides essential inpatient clinical care experiences for students and trainees. The 214-bed facility has operating rooms, transplant and epilepsy units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.

Both Mayo Clinic's outpatient and inpatient facilities provide the training areas for the Nursing Clinical Education Program. In some cases, students also have access to community-based educational opportunities with Mayo Clinic-based programs and facilities.

Mayo Clinic's state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities enhance student clinical experiences and the ability for clinical preceptors to provide high-quality clinical education experiences.

Graduation and Certification
Mayo Clinic does not have a school of nursing, thus does not confer credits or certification upon completion of nursing clinical education within Mayo facilities. However, when you successfully complete the nursing program at your affiliated school, you will receive your nursing degree.

The hours required vary depending on the availability of nurse preceptors and your affiliated school schedule and class requirements. Some clinical hours occur during the daytime and some during the evening.

Class Size
Class sizes vary depending on the availability of nurse preceptors.

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