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Humans of UCSF: Passionate About Prevention

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“I grew up all over the world, but I’ve somehow always lived in the Bay Area on and off. My first exposure to nursing was at a high school career fair; I then decided to shadow different nursing professions. My goal has always been to become a nurse practitioner, but after seven years of bedside nursing, my knowledge of what the job entails has changed. I currently work at a Trauma ICU. I’ve seen patients go through a lot and families make hard decisions. It’s frustrating to see people with a lot of chronic conditions end up in the hospital because they don’t get the primary care they need. I chose to study geriatrics primary care because I want people to benefit from resources, be educated, and prevent them from the point of being in the hospital.”

Susan Naylor

School of Nursing, 1st Year Student