Real nursing starts the moment you step on campus

Nursing student in patient's room, looking at watch on wrist

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 healthcare leaders.

See how quickly you'll learn

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. It’s the kind of experience you can trust from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the #10 nursing program in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report.