Nurse Residency
Program
(Rochester,
Minnesota)

Nurse Residency Program (Rochester, Minnesota)

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is an accredited year-long professional development program that provides additional opportunities to newly licensed nurses. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester 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) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester 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. Nurse Residency content varies based on the assigned work area with specific content for nurses hired into the following specialties: Inpatient General Care, Inpatient Critical Care, 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

Eligible employees in the Nurse Residency Program must be:

  • Newly licensed RNs or LPNs with less than 12 months of nursing experience hired into a benefit-eligible position (not a supplemental position)

*No application is required to join the program

Program dates

Program cohorts start several times a year. Nurses will be assigned to a cohort according to the day employment begins at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

There are not specific nursing positions designated for the Nurse Residency Program. You may apply for any open nursing position for which you are eligible. The Nurse Residency Program is not application based; therefore, any position you are hired into as a new grad RN or LPN would automatically include the Nurse Residency Program as a parallel to your first year on that  clinical unit. To search open job postings at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, click here.
No. There is no additional application for the Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. You will automatically be enrolled in the program after accepting a nursing position. To search open job postings at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, click here.
All nurses with an associate degree or higher and licensed practical nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience as a nurse who are hired to a scheduled FTE position (not a supplemental position) are automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Yes, newly graduated registered nurses with two-year or four-year degrees are automatically enrolled to the Nurse Residency program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Yes, newly graduated licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are automatically enrolled to the Nurse Residency program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
You will be hired for a nurse position in a specific work area or unit which will be your permanent position. In addition to the Nurse Residency Program, you will participate in a robust, individualized 9- to 16-week (or longer) specialty orientation. To search open job postings at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, click here.
No; however, all new employees are asked to commit to working in the position to which they were hired for at least one year.
Yes.

To explore employment opportunities in the Department of Nursing, search open job postings
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester click here.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN 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 St Marys campus, Mayo Clinic Methodist campus, Kasson Clinic, NE Clinic, NW Clinic, SE Clinic, Express Care North, Express Care South, Hospice-7th Street Business Center, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems Outpatient Dialysis sites in Albert Lea, Decorah, Fairmont, Onalaska, Owatonna, and Wabasha

Workplace settings: Ambulatory; Surgical Services; Critical Care; General Care to include: Medical, Surgical, Behavioral Health, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric, Dialysis, Transfusion Services