From their first month on campus, Case Western Reserve University nursing students begin getting comfortable talking with real patients and providing basic care. By the time they graduate, they have the skills, confidence and experience that prepare them to be health care leaders.
How does it work? CWRU nurses get more than 1,300 hours of clinical experience that builds in complexity as they practice new skills:
Year 1: Talk with patients, take vitals, transport patients and provide basic care (starting week 3 of your first semester!)
Year 2: Provide medications and get familiar with disease processes
Year 3: Try out specialization areas and assist in surgery
Year 4: Participate in a capstone experience in public health or community health and work the schedule of a real nurse
It's the kind of experience that will set you apart in the job market and in graduate programs. The kind of experience you can trust from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, one of the nation's top nursing schools.