Experiential Learning for Nursing Majors
Walsh Nursing students have access to a variety of clinical, research and community service experiences.
- Nearly every Walsh nursing course requires students to participate in labs and receive clinical experience.
- Walsh nursing students have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and clinical labs that mirror the hospital environment.
- In addition, students will have opportunities for clinical practice in a variety of hospitals and community based healthcare facilities in the Canton-Akron area.
- As students move through the nursing program, clinical experiences advance in complexity to match the classroom instruction.
Community Service and Involvement
- Nursing students have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania, where they will explore the state of healthcare and nursing education. This practical, cross-cultural experience allows Walsh students to visit Tanzanian hospitals and work alongside Tanzanian nurses and nursing students, all while earning credits toward their nursing degree.
- Students in the upper-division nursing course, Nursing with Aggregates, develop awareness of the community health nurse’s role in faith communities. This service learning rotation involves working with faith community nurses (FCN) in various congregations ranging from under 100 parishioners to over 1,000. The student teams complete projects such as health fairs, health brochures, blood pressure screenings, youth programs and more.
Corinna Bartholomew - Class of 2015
Thanks to my degree from the Byers School of Nursing, I am working as a registered nurse with the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's top hospitals. I remember that the recruiter thought I had an excellent resume and mock interview. A big thank you to the Career Center for bringing the Cleveland Clinic to Walsh. I could not be happier with this position.