International Nursing Symposium

International Nursing Symposium

International Nursing Symposium

Siebens Building, Leighton Auditorium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

11/1/2017 - 11/2/2017



Wednesday and Thursday, November 1-2, 2017

Conference Description:
Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing is pleased to announce a two-day symposium for international nurses and nurse leaders designed to provide an in-depth exposure to the mission, values and systems that have made Mayo Clinic Nursing a recognized leader worldwide. Through presentations, tours, discussions, and question and answer sessions, participants will gain a cohesive understanding of Mayo Clinic’s nursing care delivery.

Exchanging information about professional healthcare practices has been a key component of Mayo Clinic’s philosophy dating back to its origin. Mayo Clinic nurses have been involved in professional nursing exchanges dating back to the 1960s.

This symposium will be conducted in English. For language service questions, please contact Holly Burkhartzmeyer.

Symposium Highlights:

  • The Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model
  • Elements of Mayo Clinic’s quality, safety, use of technology, integrated practice, patient experience, and population health
  • The culture of service excellence that sustains Mayo Clinic Nursing’s five-time Magnet designation promoting quality and excellence

Target Audience:
This symposium is designed for international nurses and nurse leaders practicing in all specialties.

Date and Location:
This conference will be held on November 1-2, 2017 in Leighton Auditorium, second floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

View the conference postcard here


Wednesday, November 1

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:10 a.m. Introduction to Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Nursing
9:40 a.m. Professional Practice Environment and Roles of Professional Practice Model
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Educational Foundation
11:00 a.m. Nursing Academic Affiliations and Nursing Student Development
11:30 a.m. Orientation and Preceptorship on a Clinical Unit
12:00 p.m. Long Term Care Partnership and Education
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Leadership Partnerships
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Nursing Quality
3:15 p.m. Nursing Safety
4:00 p.m. Optimizing the Role of the Nurse
4:45 p.m.

Optional Trolley Tour - Mayowood and Downtown Rochester

6:15 p.m. Reception


Thursday, November 2

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Mayo Clinic Nursing History and Mayo/Franciscan Values
9:30 a.m. Nursing Research
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Mayo Model of Community Care
11:45 a.m. Lunch and Optional Tours
1:45 p.m. Mayo Clinic Connected and Virtual Care
2:15 p.m. Magnet Designation
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Question and Answer Panel
5:00 p.m. Patient Experience
6:00 p.m. Closing



Travel and Lodging


Rochester International Airport (RST) services Rochester with multiple flights daily from Chicago and Minneapolis via American and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi cab and shuttle service. The airport is located approximately ten miles from downtown Rochester and the Mayo Clinic campus.

The Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located 70 miles north of Rochester. Ground transportation from the MSP airport to Rochester can be arranged through Rochester Shuttle Service.


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.

Reserved Room Blocks:  

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the following hotels:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area (507-281-8000) at a rate of $169 per night

Centerstone Plaza Hotel (1-800-366-2067) at a rate of $85 per night

To ensure accommodations, please make your reservation by October 10, 2017. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis.


Continuing Education Credit:

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants can earn up to 11.58 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the event commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation.

Certificate will be awarded upon completion of symposium.

Registration Details

The conference registration fee of $650 includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, evening reception, Mayo Clinic campus and patient care area tours, and the historical Mayo Clinic trolley tour.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email that will serve as approval for their visit to Mayo Clinic as a conference attendee, assist in visa procurement, or shared with immigration office as necessary.

If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (email: No refunds will be made on or after October 4, 2017.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

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