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July 21, 2009

“Forever Caring” sculpture honors Mayo Nursing

By Jenny LaMaster Jenny 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 3, 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


June 19, 2009

Sinatra guy

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

This particular morning, as I made my rounds, I knew I had to hold up my end of the deal as I approached the door of my last patient of the morning. I had not seen him for a few days, and the last day I had with him he was not feeling well at […]

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Tags: Arizona, Cardiology, Employee Stories, nursing


June 18, 2009

Celebrating Nursing

By Mystery User

With the economy the way it is, I wasn’t sure what, if anything, would be taking place during Nurses Week to celebrate our wonderful nurses here in Jacksonville. I was happy to see that our Clinical Education Department put together a week-long series of events to celebrate.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Florida, nursing


June 10, 2009

Walking in Rhythm

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

You often hear the old adage that nurses are caring and compassionate. It’s true, but what does it mean? How do you show it, how do you express it, and what defines compassion and caring? Transplant Services on Mayo 3 South on the Florida campus has a clear understanding of this terminology.

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Tags: Florida, Nurses, nursing, Teamwork


May 7, 2009

Celebrating the Nursing Profession

By Jenny LaMaster Jenny LaMaster

National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12. 2009.  The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise awareness about the nursing profession and to help educate the public about the important role nurses play in health care.  Mayo Clinic will be celebrating Nurses Week as well; however, the Department of Nursing promotes the profession […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, National Nurses Week, nursing, Posters


April 8, 2009

End-of-life Care at Mayo Clinic: The needs of the patient come first

By Catherine Benson Catherine Benson

The following letter was sent to Mayo Clinic leaders by two Mayo employees, Don and Sharon Gabrielson, about the care Don’s mother received from Mayo Clinic during her last days. Dear Colleagues, On March 13, 2009 we brought our 81 year old mother, Ruth Gabrielson, to St. Marys Emergency Room. In a few short hours […]

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Tags: Don Gabrielson, Dr. Chang, Dr. Loftus, Dr. Oxentenko, Dr. Siddarth Singh, end of life, End-of-life care, hospice, Needs of the patient come first, Nurses, nursing, Ruth Gabrielson


February 27, 2009

Mayo’s Men in Nursing

By Jenny LaMaster Jenny LaMaster

If you have been a patient at Mayo in recent years, you may have been taken care of by a male nurse.  This is because Mayo employs nearly double the national average of male nurses.  In fact, Mayo received the 2008 “Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award” presented by the American Assembly for Men […]

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Tags: male nurses, Nurses, nursing


February 10, 2009

Summer III Nursing Experience

By Jenny LaMaster Jenny LaMaster

It may sound somewhat strange to be talking about Summer during the middle of winter in Minnesota, but over 700 nursing students from across the country have just completed their Summer III Nursing Program applications in hopes of being selected for the nearly 140 positions at one of Mayo Clinic’s hospitals in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo’s […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Employees, nursing


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