For Elizabeth Adams, the path to nursing school started with a short list of wants and don’t wants.
✅ Help people
❌ Sit behind a desk
“I can do anything with a nursing degree. I could go into politics and be involved in health care policy. In the clinical setting, I could become an advanced practice nurse practitioner. There are so many paths and options,” she says.
At Case Western Reserve University, Elizabeth tested out those career paths.
She explored nursing policy with the Undergraduate Student Nurses Association, presenting at their national convention on the benefits of comprehensive sexual education.
And, like all CWRU nurses, Elizabeth started clinical experiences in the third week of her first semester. “I talk to friends at other nursing schools and I feel better able to walk into a patient’s room and be a lot more confident in my abilities,” she says.
Elizabeth will soon start her career in a cardiovascular intensive care unit where she has been working since her sophomore year.
✅ Bright future
Whether your goal is clinical nursing, policy, law, education… nursing leadership starts at CWRU.