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Adebola Faith Fagbohunlu


MSc Nursing

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

Adebola Faith Fagbohunlu was working as a research nurse at the Centre for Bioethics and Research in Ibadan, Nigeria, and decided to join the University of Sunderland's BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) course to upgrade her nursing diploma to degree level. She then enrolled onto the MSc Nursing and is now working as a healthcare assistant in home care and mental health hospitals.

Before coming to Sunderland, I was working with the Centre for Bioethics and 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 role involved diagnostic services to human subjects, liaising with other research teams to ensure that the clinical study is being implemented according to the protocol, recruitment and enrolment of study participants, and collection and collation of data into the database.

I joined the University of Sunderland’s BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) course in January 2019, to bridge my Diploma in Nursing Certificate. I then proceeded onto the MSc Nursing course in January 2020. 

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 are always ready to support students to fulfil their future ambitions – I've had a wonderful experience at Sunderland because the lecturers’ teaching skills are superb. The module leaders do a great job to support students to achieve excellence with diverse teaching methods.

I'm currently working part-time as a healthcare assistant with an agency, working in home care and mental health hospitals in order to support the trust."

Published 12 June 2020

Read Adebola's interview from International Nurses Day

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