Nurse, Interrupted

January 2013

Pam Pressney joins us as our second Staff Representative at Kaiser Orange County. After a childhood spent on the beaches of Long Beach with a retired Navy Commander father and RN mother, Pam Pressney always planned to become a nurse. Fate had different plans, and after majoring in English at UCLA, she went on to become an Apprentice Plant Equipment Operator at Southern California Edison. While using that English degree operating and maintaining oil and gas fired steam generators of electricity, she met her husband-to-be, John, who was her Union Steward!

Inspired by her new love, Pam started taking classes at Cal State Long Beach in Labor Relations. However, soon after they were married, the family moved out of state and Pam turned back to nursing. In due time they were back to California, and Pam finished up her BSN at Cal State Long Beach. She moved from Kaiser Anaheim to Kaiser San Diego, and quickly became involved in the union.

These days, Pam enjoys time with her family, and acquiring knowledge about her family. She’s not just a genealogy buff, but an educated one, with beginning and intermediate certificates to her name, and an advanced certificate on its way.