Brenda Valencia


  
Melanie Cross, Brenda Valencia, and Charlene Niemi

Brenda Valencia

California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
United States
“will be a great asset to nursing.”

Brenda consistently demonstrates a compassionate connection to patient and families, modeling for peers and facility staff.  Brenda’s exceptional interpersonal skills are exemplified by comments from preceptors:  “Brenda…had amazing patient rapport and was one of the most compassionate nurses I’ve seen, not even limited to just student nurses…wanted to know everything involved with each patient…she will be an incredible RN very soon!”. “Very helpful, even with patients that are not assigned to student/RN…kind and attentive to patients, looks them in the eyes and explains what is being done before doing it.” She exceeds, above expectations; “will be a great asset to nursing.”                                                                                      

For her above and beyond attitude and the sheer delight she gives all of those who have the pleasure of being in her presence, we honor Brenda Valencia with the 2017 DAISY in Training Award.