I graduated, in June 1966, from this wonderful 3 year RN Diploma Program.
Immediately after I graduated, I worked at LAC-USC General Hospital in Pediatrics and then later in the Renal Dialysis-Renal Transplant Unit.
In 1978, I obtained my BSN degree from the University of San Diego Hahn School
of Nursing. My last nursing employment was for HHSA-County of San Diego (Public Health Department) where I worked as a Public Health Nurse (PHN) for 36 years. I was fortunate to work in 3 areas of Public Health Nursing: Maternal-Child Health PHN Case Management, Tuberculosis PHN Case Management, Foster Care PHN Case Consultant.
Two years ago, my husband (Dr. Jonathan Benumof, Anesthesiologist at UCSD Medical Center) and I both retired. We moved to Rancho Mission Viejo (in South Orange County), from San Diego, to be closer to our family: son, daughter-in-law and their 3 children and our daughter, son-in-law and their 2 children. Our son is Benjamin Benumof and our daughter is Sarah Fischbeck. We absolutely enjoy being near our family and most especially being grandparents to our 5 grandchildren.
In April 2021, my husband and I published a book: "Letters from the Heart: A Young Army Doctor's 1969 Vietnam War Experience". This book contains the 282 letters that my husband wrote to me, from Vietnam, where he was a very young Anesthesiologist near the DMZ in Vietnam. He was drafted into the Army immediately after he completed his general rotation internship at LACGH
(July 1968). He received only a few weeks training (in the Army) on to how to do anesthesia. He wasn't able to enroll in and complete his Anesthesiology Residency until after he left the Army in mid-July 1970. To read the book is like having a front row seat to all that he felt & experienced, in 1969, in the Vietnam War.