Published on 12 May 2020
Name: Adebola Faith Fagbohulu
From: Western Nigeria.
What were you doing/ where were you working prior to arriving in Sunderland?
Before coming to Sunderland, I was working with the Centre for Bioethics & Research in Ibadan, Nigeria.
It’s a programme funded by the US National Institutes of Health through the Fogarty International Centre, which majors in conducting clinical research, bioethics and training for biomedical researchers.
I was working with the organisation as a Research Nurse and my roles included; diagnostic services to human subjects, liaising with other research team to ensure that the clinical study is being implemented according to the protocol, recruitment and enrolment of study participant and collection and collation of data into the database.
What are you studying at Sunderland and when did you start?
I joined Sunderland’s BSc Nursing Top-Up programme in January 2019 to bridge my Diploma in Nursing Certificate. I then proceeded onto the MSc Nursing Science Class of January 2020.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Sunderland?
I chose Sunderland based on the recommendation of a close friend and since I arrived it’s been really worth studying here.
The University has state-of-the-art facilities, in an excellent teaching and learning environment. Staff and lecturers are always ready to support students to fulfil their future ambitions.
Have you enjoyed the course so far? Are there any particular highlights?
I had a wonderful and pleasant experience at Sunderland because the lecturers’ teaching skills are superb and it’s a brilliant learning environment. I have been having a great time learning my Leadership & Management, and Teaching & Learning, modules.
The module leaders are doing a great job to support students to achieve excellence with diverse teaching methods.
Is there anything you’re doing to support the current COVID 19 crisis in your capacity as a health professional?
Currently I am working part-time as a healthcare assistant with an agency working in homecare and mental health hospitals in order to support the trust.
Why do you think it’s important to celebrate the role/ work that nurses do on International Nurses Day?
It is of the utmost importance that the role/work of nurses is celebrated on International Nurses Day. Nurses are the pivots of healthcare system; they assume diverse roles while providing care to their patients.
Health promotion and prevention have also broadened the roles and functions of modern Nurses.
We carry out these roles concurrently, not exclusive of one another; as a caregiver, communicator, teacher, counsellor, advocate, manager, leader and researcher with other expanded roles. Our roles define us as nurses.
To me, our hallmark is service orientated which explains our altruistic concern for others, which is guided by rules, policies and ethical codes, our selfless services rendered to individuals, families, the community and the country at large.