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