Title: Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Transformation Advocate
Company: Los Angeles County Health Agency & SEIU 721
Location: Lomita, California, United States
Frances Eileen Todd, Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner and Health Care Transformation Advocate, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Healthcare.
What separates Dr. Todd as a nursing professional is her experience in the safety net population and as a nurse practitioner in high stress areas like the pediatric emergency room, labor, and delivery. She has the work experience, administrative experience and several degrees, and is proud to have been on the cutting edge of several major programs in the emergency room that were approved for pediatrics. Dr. Todd accepted her current role in 2015 after dedicating 30 years as a pediatric nurse practioner to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She worked with the center from 1974 to 2015, has been a nurse since 1973.
Dr. Todd has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Nursing, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. She earned an ASN from El Camino Junior College and completed a BSN from California State College, going on to postgraduate courses there. She later completed a master’s degree in health administration with the University of La Verne, where she earned a doctorate in public administration in 2013. Dr. Todd has served in a number of nursing roles in California, and first joined Harbor-UCLA as a clinic nurse, going on to the evening shift as a relief charge nurse before being appointed as pediatric liaison nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner.
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Dr. Todd’s advice to someone starting out is to get some experience caring for the patients and to go “where your heart and mind lead you.” She decided to become a nurse to enter the workforce, and attributes her success to hard work, willingness to learn, and having good humor. In her free time, Dr. Todd is also involved with Peruvian Paso horses. She has been the co-chair of the judges’ accreditation committee of the North American Peruvian Horse Association, and contributed to a book on the horses. Dr. Todd also is involved in cutting opals for jewelry.