Mayo Clinic Reality - page 2

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I work for a very large healthcare system in Utah and I am very disappointed in the career support of nursing in this healthcare system. I am looking for a place to have a career for a long time.. I want to know the reality of... Read More


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    It depends on the recruiter and Nurse manager. I have spoken to some of the new hires on my unit and most of them received interview calls 2-5 days after applying. Don't give up. Keep applying for jobs that you are interested in. Good luck!
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    For me it took about a month after first applying. I applied daily for every new position I was interested in. I also figured out the contact person's email and emailed them personally about length of time the process normally takes, which i then of course attached a copy of my resume and mentioned my wish to work for mayo.

    it worked for me
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    Thanks! After about two weeks, I got a call for an interview. Since I live out of town, it will be a phone interview. I really hope I get it!
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    Laura.RN
    Just sent you a private message.
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    OnlyByHisGrace,

    I'm sorry but I don't have access to private messages at this time. Do you have any questions I could answer on here?
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    Quote from PACNWNURSING
    I work for a very large healthcare system in Utah and I am very disappointed in the career support of nursing in this healthcare system. I am looking for a place to have a career for a long time.. I want to know the reality of working for the Mayo Clinic,

    I watched the Mayo Clinic nursing recruitment video and I am wondering how much is true...

    Do the patients actually come first, meaning is their adequate staff to provide hight quality safe care?

    Do the nurses have a voice, do the nurses receive support,

    Do the nurses actually have tech support?

    Are the nurses actually able to practice nursing as we were taught in school?

    Do we have time to engage in evidence based nursing etc??

    Does the Mayo Clinic send out yearly surveys to their staff?

    Sorry for all the questions but asking the above questions to recruiters you typically do not get honest detailed answers.
    I worked for the Mayo Clinic for 28 years before they fired me. There is no nursing support at all. Your license is on the line everyday you work and if the unit needs a scapegoat you may be "targeted". Then your co-workers spread bad rumours about you that are not true (and none of them check with you to see if the rumours are true or not). After that they just make up something you did not do and you get the boot. At Mayo there is no nursing union. No support from any nurse manager. There is no respect between co-workers because everyone is afraid of everyone else who might be going to "target" them.

    I have not been able to find a job doing anything for the last 2 years. My nursing license has been taken from me from the Board of Nursing. I am now in the process of petitioning the MN board of Nursing for reinstatement of my nursing license but I'm expecting that I may be reinstated but with conditions and limitations attached (I hope).

    My social security number has this statement attached (" Derogatory Public Record") place by the National Practitioners Data Bank with permission by the Board of Nursing. Any job I apply for (related to nursing or not related to nursing) has turned me down.

    I'm sorry to say that if it looks too good to be true , it probably is. If I were starting out in nursing now I would stay away from Hospital nursing. Even here in the midwest, the politics make hospital nursing cut-throat and hostile environments for flegling graduate nurses.

    How do I go about removing this derogatory statement from my social security number? I have been told to get a lawyer but I would like a lawyer who understands my profession. Any takers...?

    Sorry about my rant...
    Good luck
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    Quote from mollyjam9888
    I worked for the Mayo Clinic for 28 years before they fired me. There is no nursing support at all. Your license is on the line everyday you work and if the unit needs a scapegoat you may be "targeted". Then your co-workers spread bad rumours about you that are not true (and none of them check with you to see if the rumours are true or not). After that they just make up something you did not do and you get the boot. At Mayo there is no nursing union. No support from any nurse manager. There is no respect between co-workers because everyone is afraid of everyone else who might be going to "target" them.

    I have not been able to find a job doing anything for the last 2 years. My nursing license has been taken from me from the Board of Nursing. I am now in the process of petitioning the MN board of Nursing for reinstatement of my nursing license but I'm expecting that I may be reinstated but with conditions and limitations attached (I hope).

    My social security number has this statement attached (" Derogatory Public Record") place by the National Practitioners Data Bank with permission by the Board of Nursing. Any job I apply for (related to nursing or not related to nursing) has turned me down.

    I'm sorry to say that if it looks too good to be true , it probably is. If I were starting out in nursing now I would stay away from Hospital nursing. Even here in the midwest, the politics make hospital nursing cut-throat and hostile environments for flegling graduate nurses.

    How do I go about removing this derogatory statement from my social security number? I have been told to get a lawyer but I would like a lawyer who understands my profession. Any takers...?

    Sorry about my rant...
    Good luck
    I'm lost.. How did getting fired from Mayo have anything to do with you losing your license? I also have never heard of a derogatory public record or any sort of blemish that is listed by someones SSN.. I have never worked for Mayo, but I am sure it is like most places. There are good and bad things.
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    I have been a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for 7 years now, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I grew up in Southern California, and the job at Mayo is what now keeps me in the midwest. I have had the opportunity to be a nurse recruiter (while continuing to work as a bedside nurse), a nursing instructor for a local college, and work two bedside positions: one in medical cardiac progressive care (2 years) and now medical cardiac intensive care (5+ years). I have taught internal classes, traveled to conferences throughout the US (supported by Mayo), become a Silver-level quality fellow, listened to world-renowned researchers/clinicians on my lunch break, and recently was invited by a physician colleague to speak in Korea. There's much more to list, but suffice it to say, I don't think I would have had these opportunities in too many other places. And I have not experienced the animosity and politics that one of the member's has...I'm sorry she/he had that experience. It certainly hasn't been mine.
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    Quote from mollyjam9888
    I worked for the Mayo Clinic for 28 years before they fired me. There is no nursing support at all. Your license is on the line everyday you work and if the unit needs a scapegoat you may be "targeted". Then your co-workers spread bad rumours about you that are not true (and none of them check with you to see if the rumours are true or not). After that they just make up something you did not do and you get the boot. At Mayo there is no nursing union. No support from any nurse manager. There is no respect between co-workers because everyone is afraid of everyone else who might be going to "target" them.

    I have not been able to find a job doing anything for the last 2 years. My nursing license has been taken from me from the Board of Nursing. I am now in the process of petitioning the MN board of Nursing for reinstatement of my nursing license but I'm expecting that I may be reinstated but with conditions and limitations attached (I hope).

    My social security number has this statement attached (" Derogatory Public Record") place by the National Practitioners Data Bank with permission by the Board of Nursing. Any job I apply for (related to nursing or not related to nursing) has turned me down.

    I'm sorry to say that if it looks too good to be true , it probably is. If I were starting out in nursing now I would stay away from Hospital nursing. Even here in the midwest, the politics make hospital nursing cut-throat and hostile environments for flegling graduate nurses.

    How do I go about removing this derogatory statement from my social security number? I have been told to get a lawyer but I would like a lawyer who understands my profession. Any takers...?

    Sorry about my rant...
    Good luck

    Not quite sure which unit you worked on. But I have never seen (nor heard about) the environment that you describe. It is sad when a nurse loses their license, but a hospital does not have any power to take a license away. It sounds like you are focusing your anger at the wrong entity. The state board of nursing is the only legal group that has the authority to grant or deny a nursing license. Before moving to Minnesota I worked at a few other hospitals where the standard of care was less than optimal and what the patient needed was not important. Mayo Clinic does put the needs of the patient first and foremost. I wish you the best in your future.
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    I am the person who originally wrote this post related to the Mayo Clinic. Here I am 4 years later I am now employed by the Mayo clinic in Florida. Unfortunately nursing at the Mayo Clinic in Florida is quite different from nursing at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I came here with high expectations of receiving top tier training, support and to launch my nursing career. All the support mentioned by other Minnesota Mayo Clinic nurses is nonexistent here in Florida. In my dept. there is no organized training, there is no budget to send nurses to conferences, the preceptors are unprepared and not properly trained. There is no collaboration between doctors and nurses. Attitudes toward nurses are antiquated. Doctors do not invite nursing staff to make suggestions. Mayo nurses should be treated the same on every campus not just in Rochester. I am sure there are better run departments in Mayo Clinic Florida. But in general educating nurses here is a joke. Other than tuition reimbursement and an occasional lunch time presentation, which no one can attend because we are providing patient care, there is nothing for staff. We are not engaged in evidence based practice or to assist in research. Everything is physician driven including training. My previous employer was better organized and offered greater opportunities for nurses. I regret assuming that the Mayo in Florida would be the same as the Mayo in Rochester.
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