NEWS | October 30, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Ellen Kissinger: ‘It just amazes me that nurses do this for complete strangers’

Ellen Kissinger

One of the pioneers of bringing primary nursing to the Pediatric unit and across UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Health’s Ellen Kissinger fervently believes that patients receive the best care because of that practice. Because they forge a deeper bond with those patients, nurses go above and beyond for them – and find their work that much more meaningful and rewarding.

Hear Ellen explain the power of primary nursing, 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.