Tips for a New Grad Nurse wanting to work at the Mayo

  1. Hi! I am about to graduate with my BSN and I have always wanted to work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Does anyone know if the Mayo have specific times in which they hire new grad's? I am in Colorado and almost every hospital here only hires new grads at specific times.

    I was told I should try and schedule a "perspective employee tour" I have never heard of this, does anyone have any information or know a person or department I could contact there?

    I am also on the fence about taking the NCLEX in Colorado with familiar faces or taking it in Minnesota where I want to work, does anyone have any advice?

    Thank you!
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  3. by   doublepike
    They hire new grads all year and have a start date for them most months. If you really want to work at mayo be persistent and apply, apply apply! I have never heard of the tour but I wouldn't be surprised if they had one. Lately they have been hiring a lot of new grads. Don't wait until you graduate and pass boards, apply now and apply often.
  4. by   melissadn3
    Thank you!
  5. by   DuluthMike
    Have a strong resume (clinical experiences, gpa, extra curriculars). Be a strong interviewer. Focus on the patient and patient care. Mayo's philosophy is the patient above all else, and they mean it.

    Mayo is 100% class. They will pay for your travel, lodging, and food while you come here to interview.
  6. by   melissadn3
    Wow, I didn't realize Mayo would pay for all of the preliminary expenses. I have a ton of work related experience in healthcare, both acute and chronic and I tend to highlight that even though I am a new RN. Do you think that is something the Mayo looks at or something I should not focus on so much? I have always focused on the patient with my cover letter and resumes, so that is very reassuring! Thanks for you input and taking the time to respond
  7. by   hopebewild
    hey i graduated nursing school in IL and knew i wanted to work in Minnesota so I just only got my license for MN. Mayo loves ALL prior hospital experience. So if you got it flaunt it! Best of luck!