Hazel Torres MN, RN

HazelTorres is the Director of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group’s SouthernCalifornia Regional Professional Development and Research Team. Her nursing career of 24 years includes beinga clinical instructor for students in the baccalaureate nursing program, abedside nurse in rehab and pediatric units, an ambulatory care nurse whoperformed telephone triage, and professional development. Her passion is in making sure that nursing inany setting is able to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. She strongly believes that nurses are thetrue patient advocates and her primary role in professional development is tobe a nurse advocate – looking out for nurses as they are looking out for theirpatients.