Nursing student hones skills, finds community at CWRU

Camila Isabel Ramos Rivera

Second-year undergraduate nursing student Camila Isabel Ramos Rivera (pictured here) has packed a lot into her first few semesters at Case Western Reserve University.

“I chose the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing because of its hands-on program and surrounding hospitals. I wanted to be exposed to the nursing field in my first year and start working as a nursing assistant,” says Camila, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In just her second year at CWRU, her plans are already coming to fruition:

► Started clinical rotations in her first semester. (Nursing students at CWRU gain more than 1,300 hours of clinical experience, starting just three weeks after they arrive on campus.)
► Works as a clinical technician in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic, a top-5 hospital in the country (U.S. News & World Report).
► Served as co-freshman representative, and is now vice president of internal affairs, for La Alianza, a CWRU student organization celebrating Latinx culture, supporting Latinx students on campus, and serving the Latinx community in Cleveland.

When she’s not honing her nursing skills or organizing campus events like Gala Latina, a celebration of CWRU Latinx excellence, you’ll find Camila taking a painting class at CWRU, a hobby she’s enjoyed since childhood, and exploring Cleveland’s Latin food scene. Her recommendations include: El Rinconcito Chapin, Cozumel and Cleveland Mofongo 😋 

Local eats will fill your belly and the nation’s #10 nursing program (U.S. News & World Report) will fuel your future.