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Muminat Abiola Zubair-Muhammed


BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

MSc Nursing

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 MSc Nursing. She believes these qualifications will give her a career advantage.

I have 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 the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

I wanted to improve my nursing skills, to provide evidence-based care to my clients and also for my career advancement, so I knew I would need to upgrade my diploma certificates to BSc level. I had been looking for an opportunity to further 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.

So far, I have been enjoying the quality academics, excellent learning facilities and campus, and the friendly and supportive lecturers too. I have received discounted tuition fees through a scholarship and an early payment discount, which is a huge financial relief. I would definitely recommend the University of Sunderland to other students and have been doing so already.

I have a strong belief that when I complete the course, it is going to give me the advantage of gaining a better salary, a higher position and skill for improved healthcare services.

There is no regret 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 fit in and to practice anywhere in the world as a professional nurse, as the certificates of the University 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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