"The hands-on experience is something I'm not sure I would have gotten anywhere else but Swedish. Even from the beginning with lecture classes such as microbiology, to lab classes such as maternity -- Swedish has an amazing facility. We had some of the most top notch equipment that we could use, and we had some of the best professors that I've ever worked with before. [But the key was] clinicals -- going into the hospitals, being on the med surge floors, being in the ORs. You can get all the education you need, but unless you're on the floor, in the field, that's where you start learning. And I think that's where Swedish really excels."