Mayo Clinic Reality

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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 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.
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    I haven't worked as a nurse at Mayo, but before becoming a nurse I worked with one of the Mayo companies very closely for 8 months. I was extremely impressed with every person I worked with there. There was a wonderful atmosphere, great work ethic, talented people and everyone seemed to genuinely like their jobs. When I commented on how great everyone was, the manager I worked with said that Mayo tends to pay about 25% more than industry standard to ensure they have and keep the best people. I did work with some of their nureses and physcians there, but they were all in administrative positions. Mostly utilization review and tele-medicine roles for the nurses. While no place will be perfect and I'm sure things vary between units, I would think that Mayo really does do most if not all that they said in their video.
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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 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 live in Rochester and am going to nursing school. I worked at Mayo for a while as a Kelly temp. So I know quite a few people who work at Mayo, nurses and otherwise, and I have also done clinicals there as a student. Almost everyone I know likes their job a lot. It's not easy to get in though! Check into it and do lots of homework if you want to be hired. It may take a while.
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    When I posted this I would assume at least one nurse who works at the Mayo Clinic would respond? Maybe I will repost this in the career section of all nurses...
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    I'm a nurse at Mayo, and I love working here. I worked previously at a smaller rural hospital where staffing was terrible, doctors did not respect nurses, and your license was one the line each shift you worked. Since coming here I feel valued as a RN and medical professional, I rarely feel overwhelmed with my assignment, and the motto of 'the needs of the patient come first' is an integral part of the patient's care.

    We have teams to start IVs, hang blood products, insert catheters/bladder scan, and perform venipunctures. In some situations it may be frustrating to wait for the appropriate team to come and do something you would be able to do in two seconds, but in the end it's better for the patient.

    Rochester is a good city to live in, but like others may have said, some find it boring. It's a great place to raise a family, and the twin cities are only 90 minutes away. Overall, I've very happy to have moved here. Hope this helps!!
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    hey i just sent you a pm.
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    I have worked at the Mayo Clinic in AZ since last May, and I have to agree with all the previous posts. Mayo is just truly different. It is an amazing hospital where the nurses are respected as much as the doctors are, and patient care is different. They truly take care of their patients as though they are family members, and the nurses that work there WANT to work there. I have also spent time at other hospitals here in Phoenix that claim to be bigger or better... but nothing can compare.

    They have an amazing nursing new grad training program as well, and even in the bottom of the economy they continued to have a new grad program for RNs because they care about education. I don't want to work anywhere else!
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    I have been a patient at Mayo Clinic and so have seen it from the other side so to speak. My mom and I had surgery there in 2008. I donated my kidney to her. We are from Mississippi but traveled there to have surgery because of Mayo Clinic's amazing reputation for excellence. I just graduated from nursing school Thursday. After being a patient there and seeing how patients are treated first hand, it is a dream of mine to work there. It is an absolutely amazing place!
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    I worked at Mayo 25 years ago and feel that the experiences still impact my career even now. My working there has opened doors for me professionally, even all after all these years.

    Most importantly, I learned Mayo values. Striving for excellence, promoting quality care, being patient-centered----all of these things exist in other institutions but at Mayo they were part of who we were. I've carried those values with me throughout my career----throughout my life.

    Looking back, I am humbled and awed by the experiences I had at Mayo. I did my ADN and BSN through schools in Rochester and so I was part of that culture for a good ten years.
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    I've been applying at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester because it sounds like such an amazing place to work. I graduate at the end of next month and have submitted a few applications which still say "in review". Is anyone familiar with how long the process of applying to actually being contacted for an interview takes?


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