Senior nursing student talks clinicals, internships and more

Hannah nursing student

As Case Western Reserve University’s Class of 2021 prepares to graduate this month, I wanted to share a story of one of our senior nursing students, Hannah Robinson, and her path to a future in health care leadership, which was set in motion during her time at CWRU’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.


  • Starting clinicals three weeks into her first year, “really helped with communications skills and confidence in the hospital setting.”


  • Last summer, Hannah completed an internship at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital in the high-risk OB unit (right in our neighborhood). She also worked there as a nursing assistant. “I was able to pass medications, perform blood draws, insert IVs, and complete so many more skills by the end of the summer,” she says.


  • Hannah calls a SAGES course studying transgender literature, “the most impactful class I have taken.” The course, “expanded my knowledge on transgender health care, something I am definitely interested in.” Additionally, she credits her nursing school advisor for helping her find a passion for OB nursing.

Next up

  • Hannah’s work experiences at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital here in Cleveland culminated in a full-time job there after graduation. She plans to enter a master's program in nursing in the future to become a nurse practitioner in women's health. “I want to expand my career from the hospital into the community,” she says. “I also have a passion for LGBTQ+ health care, so I hope to incorporate that into my future career as well!”

At CWRU, your nursing education will be full of opportunities to practice your skills and find the areas of health care that most speak to you and where you’ll make an impact. You’re going to be great.