Isata Jalloh, a 2013 graduate of IUBAT’s program of nursing, writes to us about her latest achievement and her new position in the United States of America.
"I was inspired by two people to pursue nursing: my mother, who is my greatest inspiration and always believes in me. Additionally, my sister, who passed away 14 years ago, helped me understand the true meaning of caring, the desire to help people and make a difference in their lives in their time of need. It brings joy in my heart to help in this way. I passed my NCLEX exam on April 1st, 2016 and I am currently practicing at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Maryland as a trauma unit nurse since August 8th, 2016. I perform comprehensive physical exams and health histories, make daily compliance rounds on my assigned unit, supervise direct care staff and make decisions about patient care needs. I also administer medications, treatment, wound care and provide direct care to patients according to physician orders. With all of the diversity that I have been exposed to for the past 12 years of my life while travelling, I am really enjoying my job here in the US. I believe every new role comes with its challenges and I am learning every day with a goal of making a difference. Once again, a big thank you to Alex, Karen and IUBAT Bangladesh for giving me the opportunity to become a better nurse."
We love getting updates from our alumni, and are thrilled that the impact of the Project is reaching all of the corners of the world! Isata, we are grateful that you can share your progress with us, and please continue to keep us updated throughout your career (and your travels)!