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Muminat Abiola Zubair-Muhammed


MSc Nursing

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

Muminat Abiola Zubair-Muhammed was working as a staff nurse/midwife in the labour and delivery suites of Hamad Medical Corporation when she decided she wanted to improve her nursing skills and upgrade her nursing diploma to degree level. She heard about the University of Sunderland from a friend, and after completing the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) course, she is now studying for the MSc Nursing. She believes these qualifications will give her a career advantage.

I have previously worked in a private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, as a registered nurse/midwife at St Andrew's Hospital. Before my studies at Sunderland, I was working at Hamad Medical Corporation, a government hospital in Qatar, as a staff nurse/midwife in the labour and delivery suites, doing what I love most – helping women throughout antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

I wanted to improve my nursing skills to provide evidence-based care to my clients and also for my own career advancement, so I knew I would need to upgrade my diploma certificates to BSc level. I had been looking for an opportunity to improve my education like this for years, and then I found out about the University of Sunderland. A friend of mine finished her BSc Nursing (Top-Up) at the University, and she recommended it to me and told me about the quality of the academics and pleasant campus environment. After completing my top-up, I enrolled onto the MSc Nursing course to take my learning even further.

I've been enjoying the excellent learning facilities and campus, and the friendly and supportive lecturers. I received discounted tuition fees for my undergraduate course through a scholarship and an early payment discount, which is a huge financial relief. I would definitely recommend the University to other students and have been doing so already.

I have a strong belief that when I've completed these courses, they're going to give me the advantage of gaining a better salary, a higher position and skills for improved healthcare services.

I have no regrets studying at the University of Sunderland because I believe that it’s one of the best places for me to achieve my dream in order to practise anywhere in the world as a professional nurse, as the certificates are well recognised. In general, Sunderland is a safe, multicultural (it has a lot of international students), friendly and harmonious society.”

Published 12 June 2020

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