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Q & A with Lewis Hazen

Meet Lewis Hazen - Certified Nurse Aide Instructor, RN

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CCD Nurse Aide Students with Lew Hazen

Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Science-Nursing | Community College of Denver

Q & A

What do you do at CCD?

Adjunct faculty

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Helping students understand the power of being a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Teaching students the importance of integrity, responsibility, and accountability in regards to providing compassionate, quality and professional care, in both clinicals and at work, and then actually seeing those demonstrated in those settings. When the students realize that anything and everything they do is a reflection of themselves, that is the moment that the integrity, responsibility and accountability 'click' for them. Nice moments. Additionally, teaching students the necessary skills, demeanor, and insight for helping people who are in the hospital, long-term care, etc., and that the exceptional care they provide as CNAs is absolutely essential for the people in those situations.

When you’re not working, what do you do?

Racquetball, reading, riding off-road in the Rockies in my Jeep

What moment at CCD stands out as the most memorable?

Hearing from my former students of their numerous educational accomplishments, i.e. accepted into a Physician Assistant program, graduating summa cum laude in the UCD-College of Nursing Program, and many other accomplishments.

Who had the greatest influence on your education and/or career path?

It was Vicki Earnest, RN, CCD Nursing Director and Clinical Instructor, during my RN Program at CCD.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

 Always do more than you think you can...

Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner and why?

I would invite Donald Trump to discuss his vision of the future of America, Louis Pasteur, just to talk with him, General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, to discuss with him his ideals for serving our country, and what it was like being the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

What or who can’t you live without?

Students who intend to succeed, educationally and professionally.