NEWS | November 18, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Cindy Steele: ‘Teenagers, they just are my heart'

Cindy Steele

A veteran nurse of more than 30 years, UC Davis Health’s Cindy Steele has a wealth of stories and memories. Early in her career, as a nurse in the adolescent unit of the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, she learned some valuable lessons about asking teens directly about their disease as a way to gain a better understanding. And, of course, she also experienced many instances of teenagers being… well, teenagers.

Hear some of Cindy’s funniest and most memorable stories.

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.