International Nursing Symposium

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

9/20/2018 - 9/21/2018


Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2018

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 international nurse leaders practicing in all specialties.

Date and Location:
This conference will be held on September 20-21, 2018 in Leighton Auditorium, second floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

Presentation opportunity: 

At 5:15 on September 20th, there is an opportunity for conference participants to share a brief presentation of their nursing practice and healthcare organization. If you would like to participate in this opportunity please contact Holly Burkhartzmeyer.

Registration Details

Register before August 30, 2018 

The conference registration fee of $650 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by September 1st, 2018. Invoicing for payment will occur following registration.  

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


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 August 30, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after August 30, 2018.

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.



Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
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 with Refreshments
10:30 a.m.
Educational Foundation
11:00 a.m.
Orientation and Preceptorship on a Clinical Unit
11:30 a.m.
Trolley Tour - Mayowood and Downtown Rochester
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Leadership Partnership
1:45 p.m.
Nursing Research
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.
Nursing Quality
3:45 p.m.
Nursing Safety
4:30 p.m.
Optimizing the Role of the Nurse
5:15 p.m.
Attendee Presentations on Practice
6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Mayo Clinic Nursing History and Mayo/Franciscan Values
9:30 a.m.
Nursing Academic Affiliations and Nursing Student Development
10:00 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
10:15 a.m.
Mayo Model of Community Care
11:15 a.m.
Long Term Care Partnership and Education
11:45 a.m.
Lunch and optional independent tours
1:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Connected and Virtual Care
1:45 p.m.
Magnet Designation
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments
3:00 p.m.
Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
3:30 p.m.
Ethics in Nursing
4:30 p.m.
Patient Experience
5:30 p.m.

Lodging and Parking


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.



View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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