NEWS | October 20, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Monica Ocanas: ‘I can see myself in a lot of these parents’

Monica Ocanas

As a mother of young children herself, UC Davis Health nurse Monica Ocanas has deep empathy for the parents and families of pediatric patients. And that personal perspective inspires Monica to bring an even stronger sense of understanding and compassion toward the care of the children – and their loved ones.

Hear her explain the importance of relating to patients’ families, in her own words.

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.