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Louis Elizondo, RN

While attending California Polytechnic State University, Pomona to attain his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Chemical Science, Louis worked as an oral surgery assistant. Realizing that he was happiest when interacting with people during his work hours, he decided to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

It was then that he was accepted into the Rio Hondo College Nursing Program. For the next two years, Louis maintained a competitive GPA, worked part-time as an oral surgery assistant, all while taking care of his family. During his time at Rio Hondo College, he was elected Treasurer for the Rio Nursing Council and was awarded several scholarships due to his academic success and community involvement. He then applied to and was accepted into the TELACU/White Memorial Medical Center Health Careers Program, which opened many doors of opportunity for him professionally.

During his participation in the Health Careers Program, he completed the Health Care Interpreter Training in order to provide competent in-language care to the non-English speaking population. Additionally, through the Cultural Competency Training, he acquired the awareness, knowledge, and skills that equipped him to deliver a higher-level of care to the increasingly culturally diverse patient population.

After receiving a full range of valuable educational services, including professional development seminars, one-on-one counseling, and an NCLEX-RN preparation course, Louis successfully attained his RN licensure. He then received an employment offer at White Memorial Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which launched his career as a Registered Nurse. To further enhance his career aspirations, he plans to earn his Doctorate in Nursing.

As a culturally and linguistically competent Spanish-speaking nurse, Louis serves White Memorial Medical Center’s large population of Spanish-speaking patients with a high degree of excellence, compassion, and care.