Gavin Newsom appoints Indian American to California Board of Registered Nursing


Nilu Patel, of Tustin, has been appointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing, announced California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office on Oct 12.

Patel has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at the University of California, Irvine since 2008 and a faculty educator, and instructor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California since 2006.

Patel was a faculty CRNA at the University of Southern California, Keck Hospital from 2006 to 2017.

She was a CRNA at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower/Downey from 2008 to 2010.  Patel is a member of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology.

She earned a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Southern California.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

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