Forever Devoted: Nurse Lucinda Sosa Receives and Gives Back Throughout Her Texas Children’s Journey
Staff Nurse Lucinda ‘Lucy’ Sosa considers her team at Texas Children’s like family. “My brothers and sisters at Texas Children’s took care of me when I needed them most and I am forever devoted to them and this organization.”
While on her way to her job at Texas Children’s in 2015, Lucy found herself in a life-altering accident, fighting for her life. In the weeks she was bedbound, her fellow nurses made sure she was taken care of — from advocating for her care to supporting and consoling her husband.
“This tremendous act of kindness by my peers reassured me Texas Children’s is the place I belonged.”
Thanks to a strong peer support system and her own grit, Lucy made a full recovery and returned to her job at Texas Children’s.
From Mexico to Texas, Lucy keeps growing and shares what she learns
Lucy also attributes her perseverance to being around her grandmother as a child.
“She was my hero growing up – a hard-working woman and raised us kids to be the same.”
Growing up in a small village in Mexico and accompanying her grandmother to medical appointments, Lucy idolized the nurses helping her grandmother and others in town. Upon immigrating to Texas, Lucy joined Texas Children’s as a Patient Care Assistant in the Emergency Center in 2011. There she was able to use her native Spanish as a Care Interpreter from 2012 through 2020.
Learning is a major component in Lucy’s career journey. She enrolled in Texas Children’s tuition reimbursement program to further her education to become a nurse. Now a part of the PICU ICU float pool team, Lucy’s assignments on various units allow her to work with a diverse range of patients, families and co-workers. Her plans include returning to school to become a nurse practitioner.
Lucy insists that the opportunity to grow and experience diversity at Texas Children’s is what makes our organization unique. She encourages others not to be afraid to ask people questions about their cultures, and to be open to learning and giving the best of themselves every time.
Texas Children’s is always looking to grow our diverse team. If you are looking to become a part of a team that celebrates you, search our open positions and join our One Amazing Team.