2018 Mayo Clinic Nurse Residency- July 2 Cohort

  1. Hey everyone! I just accepted a job offer from the Mayo Clinic, and I start on July 2, 2018. I guess there is a cohort of nurses that start at that time. We all take classes together, etc. Is anyone else in this group? I was just hoping to start a conversation so we can get to know each other better. This is for the Rochester, MN campus.
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    About andythenurse, BSN

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  3. by   CopperBoom63
    Hi there! I just recently applied to Mayo as a new grad, but haven't heard anything back yet (it's only been two days). I graduate in May so my plan would be to start in the summer if offered a position. Congrats on your job offer! I hear it's an amazing place to work. How long did it take you to initially hear from them after you submitted an application? -Melissa
  4. by   andythenurse
    Hi Melissa!

    Awesome! Mayo Clinic sounds like a great place to me too! I first started by working with a nursing placement coordinator. He helped me with the application to the unit I wanted. 2 days after I applied, I got a call to schedule an interview. It went so fast for me because I worked with a placement coordinator first. Since he knew this was my dream job, he really helped me get an interview. It was awesome! My advice is to contact a recruiter (nurse placement coordinator). Also, apply for any job that interests you. Soon enough, you'll get picked, and I'll see you in the summer!



    P.S. Let me know if you need any help. I'd be happy to share some tips about the interviewing style.
  5. by   CopperBoom63
    Quote from andythenurse
    Hi Melissa!

    Awesome! Mayo Clinic sounds like a great place to me too! I first started by working with a nursing placement coordinator. He helped me with the application to the unit I wanted. 2 days after I applied, I got a call to schedule an interview. It went so fast for me because I worked with a placement coordinator first. Since he knew this was my dream job, he really helped me get an interview. It was awesome! My advice is to contact a recruiter (nurse placement coordinator). Also, apply for any job that interests you. Soon enough, you'll get picked, and I'll see you in the summer!



    P.S. Let me know if you need any help. I'd be happy to share some tips about the interviewing style.
    Hi there! Thanks so much for your helpful response! Is there contact info for a nursing placement coordinator on Mayo's website? I'll definitely reach out to them and let them know how enthusiastic I am about being a part of the Mayo team! Do you live locally, or will you be relocating to Rochester? If I am lucky enough to be offered a position, I would be moving from New York, so it would be quite a big change! Thanks again, and I'd love to hear how your interview went if you don't mind. -Melissa
  6. by   andythenurse
    Hi! Here is the email address for the nurse residency program: RSTNUREQPROG@mayo.edu. I contacted them first, and explained that I had a few questions for a nurse recruiter. They then hooked me up with the placement coordinator (same thing). I'm actually relocating from Montana. Mayo Clinic is amazing! I have actually never been to the facilities, but I can't speak enough about how kind they all were. They made the whole process simple. The interview was great too! Basically, here's how it goes:

    Interview over webcam.
    1st interview: 45 mins- talk about job description. Answer a couple behavioral questions "give us a time you did ____"
    2nd interview 1.5 hours (right after the first interview, so be ready to sit for almost 2.5 hours!)- mostly behavioral questions, with a couple scenario questions (who do you see first).

    Tips:
    1.) PREPARE. I spent a lot of time preparing for behavioral questions. I just wanted to say the right words to convey how enthusiastic I was about working there. Also, think of some examples BEFORE your interview about your clinical experience, work experience, etc. That way, when they ask you for examples, you have a few that you've practiced. Definitely don't make things up, but just practice how you'll phrase your experience.
    Mayo Clinic looks for the following format when answering behavioral questions: the SHARE model

    S Describe a specific Situation
    H Identify Hindrances or challenges
    A Explain the Action that you took
    R Discuss the Results or outcome
    E Evaluate or summarize what you learned

    2.) Sell yourself to them. They're a business who wants to make sure they get the best nurses. So focus on how you help them accomplish goals/patient outcomes.
    3.) When asked scenario questions: explain in DETAIL what your thoughts are for each patient, your diagnoses, your interventions, and intended outcomes. Don't forget to delegate in these scenarios. For example: "You have 4 patients: 1- Diabetes, 2- Hip replacement, 3- Cancer, 4- Whipple surgery. Who do you see first"
    They'll give some sort of hint during the question. However, they care LESS about the order of the patient, and MORE about your thought process. How will you assess them? How will you intervene? Talk it out as if you're speaking to a non-nurse. I didn't do so well on the first scenario in my interview, and this is the advice I got. I just thought I'd share

    These are just general tips that I received from one of my teachers before I applied. I hope they help. Good luck, and keep applying! What area are you hoping to work?
  7. by   CopperBoom63
    Oh, wow! I cannot begin to thank you enough for all of that information -- so helpful! I have never had a behavioral-type interview before, so I'll definitely be a little nervous should I get offered an interview. Was this a phone or video interview since you live out of state, or did you travel to Mayo? How exciting though that you have such an amazing job and now you can just focus on finishing school! It's difficult to study and job hunt at the same time. I was offered an interview today at a local hospital, so hopefully I can get some good interviewing practice! It's actually a great job and I would be lucky to get it, but I have my heart set on Mayo. Did you apply to any other hospitals? Thanks again! -Melissa
  8. by   andythenurse
    Mine was a video interview, but my phone was used for the audio portion. That's exciting about the job interview! Either way, it will be good practice. For me, it gave me a lot of anxiety to think of all the places I COULD end up. It was nice to get an offer, and just know that's where I needed to be... rather than worry about where I'll live for the next few years.
    I applied at Houston Methodist, and a couple other hospitals in the Mountain West.

    Good luck!!
  9. by   andythenurse
    Hey CopperBoom63, have you heard back about any jobs yet?
  10. by   NurseKO93
    Hey andythenurse, thanks for providing all the tips above! I have an interview coming up in a few weeks (virtual live interview). I've never done this type of interview before, so i'm a little nervous haha. What unit did you get hired for?
  11. by   andythenurse
    Hey NurseKO93, that's super exciting about your interview!! Congrats. I had such a great time in my interview, I'm sure you'll do well. What unit are you interviewing for?
    I hot hired on a PCU medical cardiology floor. It's definitely my dream job!
    Good luck! For me, the people who interviewed me were so nice, and made me feel super comfortable. No need to worry too much!
  12. by   NurseKO93
    Thank you! I'm glad that they made you feel comfortable during your interview, that's definitely reassuring. I hope it's the same for mine. Congratulations on getting your dream job at such a renown facility that seems to really support new grads and nurses in general. I'm actually interviewing for my dream type of unit as well, Cardiovascular Surgery/Heart Transplant ICU!
  13. by   blasa1127
    Quote from NurseKO93
    Thank you! I'm glad that they made you feel comfortable during your interview, that's definitely reassuring. I hope it's the same for mine. Congratulations on getting your dream job at such a renown facility that seems to really support new grads and nurses in general. I'm actually interviewing for my dream type of unit as well, Cardiovascular Surgery/Heart Transplant ICU!
    I am also interviewing for this floor, as well! Best of luck to you!
  14. by   NurseKO93
    That's awesome blasa1127, best of luck to you as well! I wonder how many positions they're hiring for. Hopefully there's room for both of us

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