National Nurse’s Month Profile – Ivette Zoltzman

Ivette Zoltzman comes to the WelbeHealth family from UCLA, where she worked in the outpatient clinic working on wound care patients, a job she loved.  She now works as a Home Care RN, working for our Pacific PACE center in Pasadena.  She joined the WelbeHealth team because she really wanted to make a difference in her patients’ lives.  “Even if I made one person happy or touched their lives one way or another, I know I did my job right. As a nurse, I have the privilege of helping others when they are the most vulnerable,” she added.

Ivette had not originally planned on becoming a nurse but was persuaded by some sage advice from her father.  Growing up, she wanted to be a homicide detective because she loved to investigate clues, crimes and assessments, but her father told her no. “My father said to me you can do anything homicide related through nursing,” she explained. “Become a Registered Nurse and you will have so many opportunities open up for you. Even though I did not become a Forensic Nurse, I am glad I took my father’s advice.”

Her advice to her ten-year old self – “Start your nursing career as soon as you graduate from high school.  You will be able to travel the world.”

To learn more about the PACE services Ivette and our other nurses help provide, click here.