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Claudia Lee

Claudia Lee


Irvine, CA USA

"I've dealt with discouragement by understanding who I am and what I stand for."

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Claudia's work combines: Science, Medicine, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I am a registered nurse at UCI Health in the Emergency Room Department.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    California State University Channel Islands

  • Graduate Degree

    Nursing Science

    California State University, Fullerton

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Nurse:

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, General

Graduate Degree: Nursing Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Deciding on a career. I sought out an internship opportunity at my local hospital, and that is where I decided that nursing was for me.

  • 2.

    After finally completing all my prerequisites for nursing school, I was rejected from a nursing school.

  • 3.

    I pivoted and decided that I wanted to obtain my bachelor's in psychology.

  • 4.

    After I graduated, I applied for nursing school again, and got in!

  • 5.

    I survived nursing school and began my career straight away in the emergency department.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    The noise I heard was that nursing could be difficult and competitive, and my family didn't have a history with healthcare workers, so it was unfamiliar to me.

  • How I responded:

    I've dealt with discouragement by understanding who I am and what I stand for. I've learned to take constructive criticism and grow with it.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Their own business and I have watched them work tirelessly to provide for our family. I am beyond grateful for the opportunities I have been given and constantly strive for more.