Cynthia Broze received a Master of Science Degree at California State University, Long Beach with an NP, from the Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner’s Program at Harbor-UCLA, in 1992. But she began her career as a nurse twenty years before that. She’s been a nurse for Alzheimer’s patients and in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She’s travelled to home health visits and private duty cases. She was an office nurse and a nurse practitioner in an office. She tried didactic and clinical instructing. She has been a case manager and a clinical coordinator.
In 1980 Broze joined the Peace Corps. She lived in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro (the Philippines) for two years where she worked in community health and leprosy education. The town had no library so she organized one with 10,000 donated books she obtained from libraries and schools around the world. She began a writing in 2003 after completing the Master Class in Novel Writing program at UCLA extension.
Nurses of Los Angeles: Uncapping the Mystery begins in 1850, when California became a state, and culminates with the future nurses’ float at the 2013 Pasadena Rose Parade. The book contains over 400 historical photographs—many never before published—about the nurses, the events, and the schools that shaped the nursing profession in Los Angeles.