Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers diverse and challenging clinical experiences to nurse practitioner students currently enrolled in a Mayo Clinic-affiliated master's-level nursing program.

This internship or clinical rotation allows nurse practitioner staff to provide nurse practitioner students with opportunities to work in a multidisciplinary health care team environment. Opportunities for experience are based on availability in cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, hospital internal medicine and transplant medicine services, if approved by your school program staff.

Students observe and participate at Mayo, a comprehensive health care facility 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


Your college or university maintains accreditation for its nurse practitioner program and can provide more information on program accreditation.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Affiliated institutions

To participate in Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation, you must be enrolled in a master's-level program at an affiliated school. Please contact your clinical rotation coordinator at your school to inquire about placement and to determine if your school is currently affiliated with Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.


Your clinical rotation takes place at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Inpatient experiences are at Mayo Clinic Hospital, which is on the Phoenix campus. Outpatient rotations are at Mayo Clinic's outpatient clinic on the Scottsdale campus and at the Mayo Clinic Specialty Building on the Phoenix campus.

On the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."

The Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

The Scottsdale campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Center, a 75,000-square-foot building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry, and surgical research.

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete the criteria for your master's degree in nursing and the course work at your affiliated school, you are eligible to apply for the national certification examinations.


Depending on the specialty, students may have eight- to 12-hour shifts or weekend shifts.

Oct. 02, 2014