Sep 13, 2017

My Journey at Mayo Clinic as an ICU RN

By Jill Turck @jkturck
Written by: Emily Blocker, ICU R.N., Rochester, MN “There’s no fun like work.” This short, yet powerful phrase hangs in the historical suite of the Plummer Building in Dr. Charles Mayo’s office. Dr. Charles Mayo in conjunction with his brother Dr. William J. Mayo and father Dr. William W. Mayo [...]
Jun 25, 2015

Blending Research with Nursing Practice

By Dana Smith @danasmith
Written by: Ilana Logvinov, M.S.N., R.N. Nurses often ask me about my role as an Advanced Certified RN Clinical Research Coordinator. How did I learn about it ? What do I do in this role? In fact, my role is very diverse and as a dedicated RN Clinical Research Coordinator [...]
Blending Research with Nursing Practice
Jun 19, 2015

A Day in the Life as a CRNA

By Jill Turck @jkturck
Erin Martin, CRNA, DNP   We’ve all heard the adage, “Those who can do . . . Those who can’t teach.”  Whoever coined that phrase had obviously never met a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. As CRNAs, we teach every day – we teach our patients, their families, the public, and [...]
A Day in the Life as a CRNA
Jun 9, 2015

Developing a Stronger Foundation for New Graduate Nurses

By Dana Smith @danasmith
There are thousands of facilities that hire new grad nurses to fill nursing opportunities.  Of course they train and provide an onboarding program but, is it enough to help new nurses gain the skills and knowledge at the beginning of their career?  Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers a Nurse [...]
Developing a Stronger Foundation for New Graduate Nurses
Apr 8, 2015

Summer III Program extends beyond the borders of Rochester, MN.

By Jill Turck @jkturck
Nursing Students hope you have a great conference at this week’s convention NSNA! Stop by our booth 509/511 to learn more about our A Life-Changing Career with Mayo Clinic!   The Summer III Nursing Externship Program extends beyond the borders of Rochester, MN.  I learned this when I was first [...]
Summer III Program extends beyond the borders of Rochester, MN.
Mar 20, 2015

“Dreamed of being a nurse since I was eight” - a LPN’s long road to making that dream a reality!

By Jill Turck @jkturck
My name is Amelia Howell and I am an LPN at the Mayo Family Clinic Northeast.  I have been at Mayo for three months but my journey to get here was a long one.  I had dreamed of being a nurse since I was eight and working for Mayo became [...]
“Dreamed of being a nurse since I was eight” - a LPN’s long road to making that dream a reality!
Nov 17, 2014

Giving as a Way of Life

By Melissa Egeland @melissaegeland
Written by:  Rita Jury, Nurse Administrator Jim Hubert, a registered nurse educator and wound care specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge in Osseo, Wisconsin, celebrates life by giving.  Even before he became a nurse (his second career), Jim was generous with his time and talent by serving those in the [...]
Giving as a Way of Life
Sep 18, 2014

My Journey at Mayo Clinic: From Staff RN to Nurse Researcher

By Dana Smith @danasmith
Written by: Ilana Logvinov, RN, MSN, CCRP RN Advanced Clinical Research Coordinator May 2003 was the date my journey began at Mayo Clinic in Florida. I began working as a staff nurse in the Medical ICU. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, I completed my initial nursing education in Odessa, Ukraine. [...]
My Journey at Mayo Clinic: From Staff RN to Nurse Researcher
Aug 26, 2014

The sky literally seems to be the limit within Mayo Clinic,” your career is unlimited...

By Judith Pinkston @judithpinkston
Written by Nichole Herr, RN In August of 2006 I started with Mayo Clinic in Rochester as a Vascular Access Technician in the Thoracic/Vascular ICU. Growing up all I wanted to be was a Veterinarian, so this was an interesting change of pace. A year into that position, which I [...]
The sky literally seems to be the limit within Mayo Clinic,”  your career is unlimited...
Aug 6, 2014

My Colombia Medical Mission

By Brandon Bahnemann @m090432
  My name is Angie Deml and I've been a registered nurse in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for over 20 years.  This was my third medical mission trip to Colombia with Children's Vision International.  Each year we offer medical/surgical care, dental care, respiratory care, wound care, haircuts, [...]
My Colombia Medical Mission
Aug 6, 2014

The Florence Nightingale Pledge

By Brandon Bahnemann @m090432
Many Nurses can recall the Florence Nightingale pledge which was written in 1893: Most Nurses were required to memorize this pledge for their pinning or capping ceremony.  I don’t know about you but I can’t remember cell phone numbers without looking it up on my contacts let alone this very important [...]
The Florence Nightingale Pledge
Aug 5, 2014

Mayo Clinic: Life-changing career, life-changing experience

By Judith Pinkston @judithpinkston
Brandon Mauck, RN  Nursing Informatics   Growing up as a South Dakota native, I was naturally very familiar with Mayo Clinic and its great reputation. As an adult I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of this unique and historic health system over the last four years. I’m always [...]
Mayo Clinic:  Life-changing career, life-changing experience
Jul 28, 2014

A Travel Nurse Finds a Home

By Judith Pinkston @judithpinkston
Written by Kathleen McMillin, Cath Lab, AZ Hello, I’m Kathy and have been a nurse for 12 years. My career has consisted of travel nursing with a couple of detours with temporary staffing. The longest I have stayed at a hospital has been 2 years, until I came to Mayo [...]
A Travel Nurse Finds a Home
Jul 24, 2014

It’s a Magical place…

By Melinda Pobanz @melindapobanz
In addition to working as a staff RN on an Internal Medicine floor, one of my roles is working as an admission nurse covering four of our busy medical units. I admit patients from all over the world, with various ailments. A lot of our patients have traveled here because [...]
It’s a Magical place…
Jul 17, 2014

Breaking Burnout: A Win-Win for Staff and Patients

By Dana Smith @danasmith
Written by: Palma Iacovitti, Nurse Manager, 3 South Transplant What could be better than working with a group of people that you can actually feel comfortable with?   Relaxed enough that you would invest a couple of hours painting your very own oil-based picture with, look like a total klutz while bowling, [...]
Breaking Burnout: A Win-Win for Staff and Patients
Jul 10, 2014

We support the novice nurse with extensive orientation and The Essentials of Progressive and Intensive Care program (EPIC).

By Jill Turck @jkturck
  Being a part of the Mayo Clinic team has been very rewarding and challenging.  I have been a Registered Nurse for about a year at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on a Cardiac Surgery Progressive Care Unit.  I would have never thought my transition from a student nurse could have [...]
We support the novice nurse with extensive orientation and The Essentials of Progressive and Intensive Care program (EPIC).
Jul 3, 2014

A Day at Diamondbacks Spring Training

By Judith Pinkston @judithpinkston
Written by Shirin Zanganeh, ICU RN I never thought that attending a public event to let the community know that Mayo Clinic exists in Arizona would bring tears to my eyes. As I sat there at the baseball game, I had an overwhelming number of patrons approaching my table to tell [...]
A Day at Diamondbacks Spring Training
Jun 6, 2014

Summer III Externship Student to New Graduate Nurse, A Life-Changing experience

By Jill Turck @jkturck
Growing up in a small town in Maine, I never would have envisioned myself moving to the Midwest for a job.  My journey to Mayo Clinic actually started in California while I was attending a psychiatric nursing conference and met a group of nurses from Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  Every nurse [...]
Summer III Externship Student to New Graduate Nurse, A Life-Changing experience
May 29, 2014

Counting the many blessings in my work … thoughts of a new mommy

By Julie Edwards @jredwards
It's official ... my maternity leave has come to an end!  I recently returned to work after 12 wonderful wintery weeks of baby bonding time.  Yes, part of me was saddened that my wee one now had to learn to share me, for I would no longer be available anytime [...]
May 19, 2014

The many roles I play as a Neurology ICU nurse!

By Julie Edwards @jredwards
A day in the life of a neuro ICU nurse ... Well look at that ... it's time to head to work! Kisses from my boys and hubby, and I am out the door, ready to perform in one of the many roles I play in life -- a neuro [...]
The many roles I play as a Neurology ICU nurse!
May 2, 2014

Taking nursing experience and education to the next level…what’s your next step?

By Dana Smith @danasmith
Many nurses ask themselves: “What are my professional goals as a nurse?  Do I want an advanced degree to become an Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator?” There’s a wide variety of advanced degree options within nursing. One example is the role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), who [...]
Taking nursing experience and education to the next level…what’s your next step?
May 1, 2014

A witness to a truly collaborative team delivering the best outcomes for our patients!

By Jill Turck @jkturck
It was a quiet morning on Fr4C. My clinical coach and I had been very productive all morning. We were all caught up on orders, assessments, charting, and medications. We had just sat down to look up some notes on our patients, and my coach had brought along an EKG [...]
A witness to a truly collaborative team delivering the best outcomes for our patients!
Apr 18, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Medical ICU Nurse in Rochester, MN

By Ann Ballard @ballardann
I arrive and check for my assignment. Today I'll be with a new patient. Our unit huddles at 7 a.m., and we are briefed about staff and patients. My patient is a direct admission from an outside hospital and preliminary diagnoses are sepsis and pneumonia- that’s our specialty. She’s coming [...]
A Day in the Life of a Medical ICU Nurse in Rochester, MN
Apr 15, 2014

3rd Surgical Team Blends Education with Great Patient Care

By Nikki Emerson @nikkiemerson
Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare has always been a leader in the education and development of incoming health care professionals.  Recently, the 3rd Surgical Team has come under new leadership, and he’s interested in furthering this tradition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tBSPJCeIQM&feature=youtu.be   Stephen Carlson, R.N., Director of Patient Care - Nursing, [...]
Apr 10, 2014

Summer III, my personal experience

By Julie Edwards @jredwards
Written by: Julie Edwards, RN - Neurology ICU Nurse Previous Summer III It was late winter in 2002, and my good friend Katie called me to tell me she had gotten the Summer III position. "Check your mail" she said, and I ran off to do just that. Happy news followed, for I [...]
Summer III, my personal experience
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