Leticia Santos, RN, CDE

Portrait of Leticia SantosClinical Nurse Specialist

Leticia started her Nursing Career in Sonoma County at Sonoma Valley Hospital as an ICU floor RN. After that she worked as a bedside Nurse in the Medical Unit at MarinHealth Medical Center while she was also working per diem as a RN at Marin Community Clinics. In her Nursing Career, she always enjoyed working as a Preceptor for new employees and Nursing students. She believes her experience as a floor nurse helped her to see different aspects of patient care. While working as a bedside RN, Leticia identified that many patients were in need of chronic illness education, such as diabetes. She then joined the Inpatient Glucose Management Team and became a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Prior to becoming a Nurse, Leticia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Brazil. She also worked as a Paralegal in San Francisco and Marin County. Leticia speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is passionate about working with ESL patients. She is very happy to be a part of the Braden Diabetes Center inpatient diabetes care team.

Outside of work, Leticia enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to travel, walk on the beach on a sunny day, and watch a good movie.