After a few twists, turns and detours, UC Davis Health nurse Crissi Patel achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. “I'm a firm believer that all things happen for a reason,” she said of her career and educational path.
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.