Nursing Clinical Education (Minnesota)
The Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences to nursing students enrolled in 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 education is offered at local and regional affiliated colleges and universities, with Mayo Clinic providing vital clinical experiences as students advance in their education. Mayo Clinic does not offer undergraduate nursing degree programs, but rather collaborates with academic partners to provide comprehensive educational opportunities.
Clinical experiences are arranged between the student's school and the program director for the MSHS 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.
Mayo Clinic's Department of Nursing supports a diversity of choices in nursing education to promote professional growth and allow flexibility to pursue educational goals. The department has received Magnet Hospital Recognition status for Excellence in Nursing Service. This award recognizes excellence in nursing services, development of a professional milieu, and growth and development of the nursing staff. Magnet institutions act as "magnets" by attracting and retaining outstanding nurses and creating a work environment that recognizes and rewards professional nursing.
At Mayo Clinic, 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
To participate in Nursing Clinical Education at Mayo Clinic, you must be enrolled in a nursing program at one of the following affiliated academic institutions:
2211 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Minnesota State University at Mankato
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-6826 (V) or 1-800-625-3529 (MRS/TYY, toll-free)
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
218-723-6046 or 1-800-249-6412 (toll-free)
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
507-285-7210 or 1-800-247-1296 (toll-free)
TTY Relay 1-800-627-3529 (toll-free)
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101-1045
536-387-2000 or 1-800-258-8437 (toll-free)
University of Minnesota
School of Nursing
6-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-9600 or 1-800-598-8636 (toll-free)
University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702
School of Nursing
815 — 9th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Winona State University
Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
Department of Nursing
115 S. Park Street, Suite 117
Fairmont, MN 56031
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn. comprises an extensive outpatient complex, two hospitals, and substantial research and education 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.
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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. When you successfully complete the nursing program at your affiliated school, you will receive your nursing degree from that college or university.
Your nursing clinical education hours will vary according to your affiliated school schedule and class requirements. Some clinical hours occur during the daytime and some during the evening.
Mayo School of Health Sciences provides clinical educational experiences for approximately 700 students from ten affiliated institutions each year in the Nursing Clinical Education Programs at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.