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July 11th, 2017

From Living on One Meal a Day to a Fellowship at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bucking tradition and her mother’s wishes, Salma Patel, M.D., traveled to the U.S. from Tanzania with just $500 to cover her college costs. Through hard work and determination, Dr. Patel became what she had dreamed of being. She shares her story here.

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Tags: Education, nursing, Sleep Medicine Fellowship


July 16th, 2014

Air Ambulance Ride Confirms Family’s Gratitude for Mayo Clinic

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Growing up in South Dakota, Brandon Mauck had heard stories about the famous medical institution surrounded by cornfields in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic’s reputation inspired him to become part of the Mayo organization, and for the past four years, he has been working in the Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. What he […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo MedAir, NICU, nursing, Premature Labor


June 30th, 2014

Nicole’s Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

When Nicole Jahns was just five months old, her parents – and her doctors – knew something was wrong. She wasn’t gaining weight like a five-month-old should, and she wasn’t, as her doctors put it, “thriving.” They soon discovered why. Nicole had cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. Mark Wylam, lung transplant, nursing, Patient Stories, Transplant


August 11th, 2010

Sharing nursing knowledge

By Jenny LaMaster lamaster

Nurse publishing can significantly impact the quality of life for a patient. As registered nurses, we coordinate the care of our patients every day; however, we also impact patient care through collegial information sharing. The article, “Carnitine Deficiency: Implications for OR Nurses,” is one such example of how registered nurses’ scholarly activities and contributions to the nursing […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Mayo Clinic, Nurses, nursing, Perianesthesia Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Research, Rochester, surgical services


May 21st, 2010

Transition from PCT to RN

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Before I became a nurse, I was a patient care technician (PCT) for two years while I was working to pass my nursing boards. I have learned so much about myself and my work ethic. I think working as a PCT humbled me. It taught me how much I care about patient rights and their […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, nursing, patient care technician, pct


February 1st, 2010

Our organizational heart is our competitive advantage

By Yvette martin yvette martin

In late 2009, Mayo Clinic was named an America’s Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Patients who were surveyed said Mayo’s nursing staff in Phoenix, Arizona, “always listen carefully, give clear explanations and are courteous.” Barbara, a registered nurse at Mayo’s hospital in Phoenix, shares her perspective on our competitive advantage below: Following […]

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Tags: Arizona, Best Places to Work, Employee Stories, human resources, Nurses, nursing, nursing jobs


November 4th, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Mayo Flight Nurse

By Jenny LaMaster lamaster

Whether it be flying to the scene of a car accident or transporting a critically ill patient to a specialty hospital by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, the flight nursing specialty requires an experienced and skilled professional to make split-second decisions during intense situations. A day in the life of a flight nurse is never the […]

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Tags: Air Ambulance, Mayo MedAir, Mayo One, nursing, Nursing Careers, Nursing video


August 25th, 2009

Clinical Nurse Specialist – A Day in the Life at Mayo Clinic

By Yvette martin yvette martin

A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who works with nursing staff to advance nursing practices, improve patient outcomes, and provide clinical expertise to affect system-wide changes. CNS hold at least a masters degree in Nursing and have completed the certification process issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mayo Clinic’s Arizona […]

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Tags: Advanced Practice Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, nursing, Nursing Careers, nursing jobs


July 21st, 2009

“Forever Caring” sculpture honors Mayo Nursing

By Jenny LaMaster lamaster

Mayo Clinic has a rich history within the nursing profession and continues to strive to “provide the best nursing care in the world.” And there are several exhibits located on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus that honor and recognize contributions to the nursing profession. For those of you traveling to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, I encourage […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic history, nursing


July 3rd, 2009

New residency program helps nurses launch successful careers

By Jennifer Lineburg jennifer lineburg

Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida kicked off a new nursing residency program in February. Diane Lassiter, Sara Warren, Rachael Ruffet and Carol DelaCruz are the first nurses to participate in the year-long pilot program. “We are concerned about the pending nursing shortage, so we want to embrace recruitment and retention of this important profession,” explains […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Florida, nursing, Nursing residency program


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