The registered nurse (RN) is accountable for the coordination of nursing care, including direct patient care, patient/family education and transitions of care. The RN supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. The RN will function within the Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model, which includes accountability for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients. The ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice provide a basis for the practice of the RN. The RN provides leadership through activities such as preceptor role, informal leadership roles, and quality improvement efforts. The RN delegates patient care according to skill level, experience, patient acuity, fiscal accountability, and adequacy of resources. The RN possesses excellent communication skills; is skillful in mentoring and teaching; and may participate on committees or projects.
Graduate of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited associate's degree or diploma program.
All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after January 1, 2013, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within six years from their RN start date.
RN start date after January 1, 2019, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within five years from their RN start date.
A minimum of three years of current critical care (ICU) experience, including CVICU is required.