With a background and interest in child obesity and diabetes, UC Davis Health nurse Diana Arellano found a position in endocrinology that fit her passions.
Despite “all those other voices” telling her that only inpatient nurses were doing “real” nursing, Diana says she enjoys her work as an outpatient nurse because she’s able to develop a longer-term relationship and connection with patients.
In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.
Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.