Quote from Erlindathequeen
Maybe you should research Mayo a little bit on the web. You'll
see a whole different story. Mayo dosen't care about their patients. The
nurses are unprofessional. My boyfriend went to their Scottsdale location
in Phoenix. Not one of the nurses offered him any privacy while he was
changing in his room. I complained to the state board of nursing about it.
Believe me, I'm doing everything I can to get them fired! In december
of last year a 5th year general surgery resident took a pic of a male
patient's genitals was he was under anesthesia. Then show the pic to
other people. He was canned. MAYO SUCKS!!! So does their nursing staff!
I, too, encourage the OP to research Mayo. There are two sides to every story. At Mayo, as a new nurse, they want to razzle and dazzle to impress you to come to work there. As a young person, you've probably heard the "wonderful" reputation of Mayo Clinic. However, as the above poster says, it would be in your best interest to find out the good and the bad about any places where you plan to work, and make your decision based solely on it's own reputation.
In my personal opinion, Mayo Clinic is riding on the coattails of it's past. They were
once the best place one could go if they had a puzzling condition, or had a life-threatening illness and given no chance for recovery. However, in the last 20 years (or maybe even more), they have lost the luster and the attraction they once had.
I have heard firsthand of so many people who were disillusioned by the Mayo system. They told my MIL that the pain she was having was all in her head. Regardless of what you've heard about the relationship with my MIL, I've heard other people say this, too. I have relatives in Rochester and flew there many times. Once, when I was leaving, someone on the plane was starting up conversation with me. She asked me if I was there for the clinic (a common question on airplanes departing from RST :chuckle). I told her no, that I was visiting family. Well, she told me what she thought of the clinic and it really tore my heart out. She was suffering, and I mean suffering
from her pain. She told me that she had been everywhere, and that the place to go to was Mayo Clinic for a research study. However, for some reason, she did not qualify when she got there. She was also told by Mayo that they had a treatment available for her. Again, when she got up there, she said that she was not a candidate for this treatment. She had all hope snatched away from her in the timespan of two days. She's going to live with debilitating pain for the rest of her life. This woman was in utter despair, and my heart went out to her.
This is only one of the stories I've heard about Mayo.
They may have shown you the razzle and dazzle in order to impress you, but the proof is not in the razzle-dazzle. It's in the patients who are treated and are happy with how they were treated. You want razzle-dazzle? Go to Vegas. Become a nurse there.
But not at Mayo Clinic.
Best of luck to you, and I hope that you investigate all the courses open to you before you leap.