Nurse Residency
Program
(Rochester,
Minnesota)

Nurse Residency Program (Rochester, Minnesota)

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a year-long education program that provides you an additional opportunity as a newly licensed nurse to develop your leadership skills and receive support during your transition from student nurse to competent professional nurse.


Participation in the Nurse Residency Program is an investment in yourself and in your future as a nurse leader at Mayo Clinic.

Highlights of the program include:

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

All newly graduated registered nurses and licensed practical nurses employed at Mayo Clinic receive a comprehensive orientation that prepares them for practicing in their nursing specialty environment. The Nurse Residency Program is a rigorous training program that will help you build your leadership and professional skills as well as provide supplemental transition support during the first year of your career. There are three Nurse Residency tracks: General Care, Critical Care, and Ambulatory Care depending on your hired work area.

All newly graduated nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience as a nurse who are hired to a scheduled FTE position (not a supplemental position) participate in the Nurse Residency Program. No action is required on your part to join the program.

Program objectives

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

Eligibility

Eligible candidates for the Nurse Residency Program are newly licensed RNs or LPNs with less than 12 months of nursing experience.

Program dates

Program cohorts start several times a year. You will be assigned to a cohort according to the day you begin your employment at Mayo Clinic.

Contact

Are only certain nursing positions eligible for the Nurse Residency Program?
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 would automatically include the Nurse Residency Program as a parallel to your first year on that clinical unit.
Do I need to complete an additional application for the Nurse Residency Program?
No. There is no additional application for the Nurse Residency Program. You will automatically be enrolled in the program after accepting a nursing position at Mayo Clinic.
Are all newly licensed nurses who are hired at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, accepted into the program?
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.
Is the Nurse Residency Program offered to two-year degree new graduate nurses?
Yes, newly graduated registered nurses with two-year or four-year degrees are automatically enrolled to the Nurse Residency program.
Is the Nurse Residency Program offered to licensed practical nurses (LPNs)?
Yes, newly graduated licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are automatically enrolled to the Nurse Residency program.
Will I be hired into a specific registered nurse position in a specific work area or unit, or will I be hired into the Nurse Residency Program and choose my permanent position and unit later?
You will be hired for a specific registered nurse position in a specific work area or unit, which will be your permanent position. You will participate in a robust, individualized 10- to 16-week (or longer) orientation, in addition to the nurse residency program.
Will I be asked to sign a contract that requires me to work a certain period of time for Mayo Clinic if I am a member of the Nurse Residency Program?
No; however, all new employees are asked to commit to working in the position to which they were hired for at least one year.
Are nurse residents paid the same hourly wage as other newly licensed nurses who are hired but are not in the Nurse Residency Program?
Yes.