Nurse
Residency
Program (Arizona)

Nurse Residency Program (Arizona)

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is an accredited year-long professional development program that provides additional opportunities to newly licensed registered nurses. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides a supportive learning environment to enhance the transition from student nurse to competent nurse.


Program content is focused on development of skills in critical thinking and clinical leadership skills. The Nurse Residency Program is Mayo Clinic’s investment in you and your nursing professional development.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Group discussions
  • Transition support from peers and program leaders
  • Active learning methods

All newly graduated registered nurses (RNs) employed at Mayo Clinic in Arizona receive a comprehensive orientation that prepares them for practice within the nursing specialty environment. In addition to orientation, the Nurse Residency Program is a supportive education program that will help build clinical leadership and professional skills as well as provide supplemental transition support during the first year of employment. This program includes a comprehensive curriculum that is presented in a variety of educational styles, which include; presentations, small group discussions, guided hands-on skills training and high-fidelity patient simulations. Nurse Residency content varies based on the assigned work area with specific content for nurses hired into the following specialties: Inpatient General Medical-Surgical Care, Inpatient Progressive Care, Inpatient Critical Care, Emergency Department, Outpatient Ambulatory Care and Surgical Services. The curriculum for the Nurse Residency Program is based on the standards for Nurse Residency Programs by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Program objectives

  • Transition from an entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent nurse who provides safe, quality care
  • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
  • Develop strategies to incorporate quality improvement and other evidence into practice
  • Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of patient care
  • Formulate an individual career plan that promotes a lifelong commitment to the profession of nursing

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Nurse Residency Program, you must have:

  • Successfully completed nursing studies from a school accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, formerly NLN)
  • Graduated within the past 12 months or will graduate prior to the start of the program with a bachelor's or master's degree in Nursing
  • Current Mayo Clinic employees in a associate's degree program
  • Achieved an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A current Arizona R.N. license is required upon hire.
  • Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or more from your start date

Program dates

Mayo Clinic offers the program in February and July each year. For current application dates use our automated information line at 480-342-0850.

We invite you to begin your life-changing career in the Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.


Diversity Inc. Top 11 Award

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

List of participating sites: Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Specialty Building, Mayo Clinic Building, Phoenix, and Mayo Clinic Building, Scottsdale.

Workplace settings: Inpatient General Medical-Surgical Care, Inpatient Progressive Care, Inpatient Critical Care, Emergency Department, Outpatient Ambulatory Care and Surgical Services.

What do I need to attach to my electronic application to be considered?
Please attach a complete resume with clinical information, and official or unofficial transcripts showing your overall cumulative GPA.

No. You apply to the generic RN Nurse Residency posting. Unit preferences will be discussed during the interview process. If offered a position, you will be notified of specific information regarding unit and shift at that time.
Yes. You must have previous work experience, and/or an internship, externship, or preceptorship/clinical immersion in one of the following areas: ICU/Critical Care Intermediate or Progressive Care Emergency Department (for ED only) Please describe your experience with critically ill patients in your resume and/or cover letter. Note: Clinical rotations do not count toward your experience.
Please log in to your jobs profile to view your application status.
You will be contacted as soon as a decision has been determined.
If you live out of state and are looking to relocate to Arizona, it's recommended that you apply directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Submitting your application for licensure by examination directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing will streamline the process and decrease additional fees. That means all required paperwork should be submitted directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Refer to the Arizona State Board of Nursing website for additional information.
No. Once you have received your authorization to test, you can schedule your NCLEX-RN exam in any state. The testing company will send your NCLEX-RN results to the state board of nursing where you submitted your application.
If you have other questions about the Nurse Residency Program, please contact our automated AZ Department of Nursing information line at 480-342-0850.

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, has opportunities available in several areas (please note that openings may not be available in all areas for each cycle):

  • Critical Care
  • Progressive Care
  • General Medical-Surgical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Ambulatory Care

How to apply

Please visit the Nursing Jobs Web page and search for RN Nurse Residency.

State of Arizona nursing (R.N.) licensure

To begin the R.N. state licensure application process prior to graduation, visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing website and click RN/LPN Application by Examination.

Those hired as an R.N. after Jan. 1, 2013, who do not currently have either a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing will be required to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program within five years of their start date.

Questions

If you have questions about the Nurse Residency Program, please contact our automated AZ Department of Nursing information line at 480-342-0850.