Pacita R. Serrano, BSN, M.Ed, MN, CNS, a Registered Nurse with Villa Serrano Care Home

Get to know Registered Nurse, Pacita R. Serrano, who serves patients in North Hollywood, California.

Pacita is a registered nurse who is currently serving patients at Villa Serrano Care Home, an assisted living facility located in North Hollywood, California. She is also affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

In 1961, she attended the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She then went on to obtain her Master of Education degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1977. 

Now, with years of experience in the field of nursing, Dr. Serrano specializes in mental health and nursing education. Mental health is the level of psychological well-being of an individual. Nursing education focuses on educating health care professionals about effective ways to deliver health care to patients. It educates nurses about how to administer different medicines, how to examine patients’, and how to deliver the best services.

Pacita attributes her success to being very perseverant and determined in her career. She remains a member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America and the Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California.

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

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