Nursing student talks classes and clinicals

Nursing student Megan

This spring, Megan Johnson will graduate from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing with more than 1,300 hours of clinical experience; a full-time job in the cardiovascular ICU at Cleveland Clinic (the #2 hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report); and plans to return to graduate school one day to become a health care educator.

As she looks forward to her life after CWRU, she reflects on the preparation and support she experienced.

In the classroom
“One of the most influential experiences I’ve had was becoming a peer tutor in the medical-surgical nursing class… My professors and advisors have been super supportive of me, helping me find a great job post-grad that will help build clinical skills and assist in graduate school tuition one day.”


In the hospital
“Some highlights from my clinical rotations include scrubbing for surgeries during my OR rotation, helping a new mom get a successful latch for her newborn, and helping an elderly oncology patient find the words to explain to her grandkid she wasn't going to be coming home.” 

“During my critical care rotation, I got to see the interconnection of different conditions, how different medications' mechanisms of action interacted, and how essential the nurse is as a line of communication between the patient and the medical world.”

Educating others. Confidently supporting patients through their medical journeys. That’s the kind of nursing leadership you’ll get at Case Western Reserve University.