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The Student Nurse Intern provides direct and indirect patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse in the appropriate setting across the continuum of care. They communicate with the registered nurse about changes in the patient’s clinical condition, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. The student nurse intern is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in the patient’s condition or response to treatment. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics provide a basis for practice.


Summer III Student Nurse Internship

We invite you to explore the Summer III Student Nurse Internship, an employment and learning  experience for junior nursing students at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Students from across the U.S. take part in the Summer III Program. During your Summer III experience, you'll be an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team and work alongside registered nurses at Mayo Clinic Hospital. You will also have access to medical libraries and be welcome to participate in Mayo-sponsored continuing education activities, such as Grand Rounds and numerous other programs.

The Summer III Student Nurse Internship is a skill based paid 10-week full time program,  providing opportunities to gain valuable clinical skills and experience. Rochester, MN campus has over 60 specialties, two hospitals, 10 ICUs, and around 130 operating rooms. Pay and schedule can be found on job posting beginning in November.

Qualifications include completion of junior year in a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited bachelor’s in nursing program required. Must have completed junior year and graduating no later than following June of internship. Enrollment in MN summer internship credit required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from American Red Cross or American Heart Association and must not expire during internship.

Please visit the Minnesota Board of Nursing web site for current information regarding the Scope of Practice for a professional nursing program student who is employed and performing patient care.

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life. Located 60 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, Rochester offers close proximity to many activities including outdoor recreation, concerts, art, museums, dining experiences, and shopping.

To learn more please email placement@mayo.edu


Arizona Student Nurse Extern Summer Program

The Student Nurse Extern Summer Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/ Scottsdale offers nursing students a unique educational opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a high-acuity and diverse patient population. This program, offered at one of the world’s most exceptional health care institutions, takes place during an 8-week period over the summer months.

During your Student Nurse Extern Program experience, you'll be considered an integral member of our interdisciplinary health care team and work alongside registered nurses at Mayo Clinic Hospital. Nurse extern opportunities are available in all inpatient clinical areas. You will also have access to Mayo medical libraries and are welcome to participate in Mayo-sponsored continuing education activities, such as Grand Rounds and other academic offerings.

Mayo Clinic’s Nursing Care Model combines Relationship-Based Care with an evidence-based approach. This allows for a stronger connection between patient and caregiver, and a more individualized, appropriate type of care. The Nurse Extern will also discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and acquire valuable insight into the various roles of a professional nurse.

Learn more and apply to the Arizona Student Nurse Extern Summer Program, here.

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Qualifications Student Nurse Extern Start Date
January 31, 2023 February 11, 2023

Completion of junior year of a baccalaureate nursing program, including two semesters of clinical nursing experience by May 15, 2023.

OR

Completion of third semester (Block III) of an associate degree nursing program. The nursing program must be CCNE or NLN accredited by May 15, 2023.

May 15, 2023

Mayo Clinic's Arizona campuses are surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region, known as the Valley of the Sun, is a thriving metropolitan area with more than 4.5 million residents. This sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city amid a strikingly beautiful, southwest landscape. The vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, coupled with the sunny desert climate (perfect for an active outdoor lifestyle of biking, hiking, and year-round festivals) makes Arizona a highly desirable place to live.

To learn more, please email ARZHRNURSING@mayo.edu


Mayo Clinic Health System Student Nurse Internship Programs

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The Mayo Clinic Health System Student Nurse Internship Program in Eau Claire, WI is a skill based paid 11-week full time program for nursing students, providing opportunities to gain valuable clinical skills and experience. Interns rotate to different clinic and hospital departments including those in Eau Claire, Osseo, Menomonie and/or Barron. Pay and schedule can be found on job posting beginning in November.

Must be qualified to graduate from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program (BSN) or associate nursing program (ADN) by following December or May of summer internship.

Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).

To Learn more please email NWWIplacement@mayo.edu

La Crosse, Wisconsin

The Mayo Clinic Health System Student Nurse Internship in La Crosse, WI is a skill based paid 11-week full time program for nursing students, providing opportunities to gain valuable clinical skills and experience. Pay and schedule can be found on job posting beginning in November.

Qualifications include completion of the junior year of an accredited baccalaureate nursing program and is a senior in good standing or completion of an adult process and two semesters in nursing of an accredited ADN program as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN- formerly NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in good standing.

La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum, and a civic center.

To Learn more please email SWWIplacement@mayo.edu

Mankato, Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic Health System Student Nurse Internship in Mankato, MN is a skill based paid 10-week full time program for nursing students, providing opportunities to gain valuable clinical skills and experience.  Pay and schedule can be found on job posting during the month of November.

Qualifications include completion of junior year in a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited bachelor’s in nursing program required. Must have completed junior year and graduating no later than following June of internship. Enrollment in MN summer internship credit required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from American Red Cross or American Heart Association and must not expire during internship.

Please visit the Minnesota Board of Nursing web site for current information regarding the Scope of Practice for a professional nursing program student who is employed and performing patient care.

Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.

To Learn more please email SWMNplacement@mayo.edu

*The observation program does not meet clinical hours needed for school.

*Post-undergraduates do not qualify for this program.

*The Department of Nursing is not a participant in this program.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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