Workshop: Transforming Orientation Using the Tiered Skills Acquisition Model™

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, Rochester, MN

6/25/2020 - 6/26/2020

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Thursday and Friday, June 25-26, 2020 

This workshop is designed to provide tools and strategies to transform your organization’s nursing orientation and preceptor programs using the Tiered Skills Acquisition Model™.

Workshop highlights: Registration fee includes products for TSAM™ implementation including videos, templates, and toolkits. You will have the opportunity to consult with the Mayo Clinic experts who developed the Tiered Skills Acquisition Model™. 

Target audience: Nursing Professional Development Specialists, Nurse Educators, Nurse Leaders, Preceptor Program Directors, Nurse Residency Program Coordinators, Orientation Program Directors. This workshop is not intended for Mayo Clinic learners. 

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 24-26, 2020 at the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area. 

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 


Registration Details

The conference registration fee of $1500 includes:

  • Conference attendance (includes breakfast, break refreshments, lunch, evening reception)
  • Work time with Mayo Clinic expert consultation
  • Flash drive loaded with the following templates and tools that can be used to implement TSAM™ at your organization:
    • TSAM™ videos
    • Orientation Records
    • Resource Time checklists
    • Orientation Toolkits
    • Progress Review Forms

Pre-registration is required, and preferred by June 4, 2020.

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 June 4, 2020 (email: No refunds will be made on or after June 4, 2020.

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, June 25
8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Wellness activity
10:00 a.m.
Introduction to TSAM™
12:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m.
Fostering Preceptor Development
2:30 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Wellness activity
3:00 p.m.
Fostering Preceptor Development - continued
4:30 p.m.
Networking reception
6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Key Stakeholder Buy In/Change Management
9:00 a.m.
TSAM™ Orientation Record Development
10:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments
10:45 a.m.
Preceptor Panel
11:30 a.m.
One Organization's Journey to TSAM™
12:15 p.m.
Next Steps, Resources and Closing
12:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided) and Posters
1:30 p.m.
Work Time with TSAM™ Consultants
4:00 p.m.



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours. 


Participants can earn up to 11.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Lodging and Parking


A block of rooms have been reserved for workshop attendees and their guests at the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area at a rate of $259/night. 


Other area hotels: 

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area


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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