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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.



Arizona Student Nurse Extern Summer Program

The Student Nurse Extern Summer Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is an unpaid educational program offering nursing students an opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a high-acuity and diverse patient population. The program is offered over an 8-week period during the summer. For current application dates use our automated information line at 480-342-0850.

During your Student Nurse Extern Summer Program experience, you'll be an integral member of an 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 medical libraries and be welcome to participate in Mayo-sponsored continuing education activities, such as Grand Rounds and numerous other programs.

 Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns. With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape. Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.



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).

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.

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.

For additional questions regarding Mayo Clinic Student Nurse Intern/Externships email nursingrecruitment@mayo.edu or placement@mayo.edu

 

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