Jacqueline Masquat

Jacqueline Masquat

Registered Nurse

Loma Linda University Center

Loma Linda, CA USA


My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, my parents were in and out. Many moments I was surrounded by drugs and drinking.
I was the oldest in my family and wanted to be successful, so I worked hard.
I believe that God does things at his own time and will.
I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with my bachelor's in childhood development.
Went back to a master's program for nursing, which I had kept thinking about.
Got a job at Loma Linda University Center and eventually started teaching nursing students at APU.
Keep following my journey


High School
San Pedro High School
Childhood Development
Cal State Fullerton
Nursing Education
Cal Baptist University College of Nursing


Registered Nurse

I deal with kidneys, livers, and pancreases on the transplant unit.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

Depending on my duties for the day, I start at 6 a.m. if I am a charge nurse and get the paperwork and reports as well as help other nurses. Other times, I check patients' vitals every hour, do frequent rounding, and when I have free time, I help my fellow nurses.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I recommend entering the nursing program immediately and getting a bachelor's in nursing over taking the route I did, although it did help me to become more sure of my decision to pursue nursing. Everyone's journey teaches them a valuable lesson.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"I have not received any discouragement but instead, I was reminded of what I had always said I would be since I was little, which was a pediatrician."

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction


How did Covid affect your job and what were the challenges?

Asked by Anonymous Student

Originally dealing with children and precautions in August 2020, she was transferred to the adult side of the hospital in May 2021. She was very busy as many nurses quit and had to manage patients not on her list while putting her health at risk.

Why did you choose to be a nurse?

Asked by Anonymous Student

She chose to become a nurse because she always knew when she was little that she wanted to help people, at first she thought of becoming a pediatrician but she did not pursue that path. After graduating from CSUF she knew she wanted to do more.

What or who inspires you?

Asked by Anonymous Student

Her grandmother was someone who inspired her very much as she had her first child at a very young age, her grandmother is someone who still shows love even in moments when she is upset, so her grandmother inspires her to be a better human.

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at CSUF