The coronavirus health crisis brought the highs and lows of nursing into sharp relief for Yusuf Rizam, who started at the UC Davis Medical Center ICU right as the pandemic was hitting the community. Through it all, he was and remains greatly appreciative of the support he received from his preceptor and colleagues.
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.