I am a registered nurse with 6+ years of experience in the clinical setting. I graduated from the School of Nursing, obtained RN in 2015, passed IELTS with an overall band score of 8.0 in July 2021 and CBT in April 2021.
As a student and subsequently a staff nurse, I have gained ample experience in Acute General medical wards, Surgical wards, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic wards, General outpatient department, Intensive care unit, Accident and Emergency unit. My experience has enabled me to maintain clinical skills in areas including medication management, intravenous cannulation, wound dressing, removal of stitches, tube feeding, tracheostomy care, use of nebulizer, cardiac monitoring, and more diverse nursing care. I have dealt with situations such as resuscitating a patient who had a cardiac arrest with the team until there is the return of spontaneous circulation.
My recent certification in BLS and ACLS by the National Health Care Provider Solution( NHCPS) and Team Health Institute, has enhanced my resuscitative and critical care skills in an acute medical unit where I work currently. Prior to working in the acute medical department, I managed patients pre and post-operatively in the surgical ward for 8months mainly patients that had laparotomy done secondary to typhoid perforation, intussusception, skin grafting, hernias, hip arthroplasty, knee replacement, intestinal obstruction, Wilms tumour and ruptured appendicitis. I desire to gain more training/ knowledge and experience that will project my career as a registered nurse hence this application.
I am an easy-going compassionate nurse who possesses a team spirit, is always willing to learn and can easily adapt to new experiences.
I am a fast learner, open to new challenges and possess excellent communication skills, open and honest, time management skills, good adaptability and great leadership skills. Sensitive to employee and patient concerns, I possess strong interpersonal skills demonstrating utmost discretion and integrity having regard for their custom, belief, and doctrines. My excellent communication skills have helped me deal with challenging situations. An example of this in my current role was when I had to deal sensitively with a patient's relative who complained about the patient's state of health not improving as she expected. I called her aside, reassured her, showed empathy and compassion, answered all questions and concerns then encouraged her to be patient. This made the relative and patient more cooperative with the health care team.
I have adequate knowledge of aseptic wound care, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), infection prevention, and control.
I enjoy teamwork and can independently take decisions that will benefit my patients and the organization. I am talented at conducting patient assessments, developing individualized care plans, and implementing nursing care as well as prescribed orders. I am also successful at maintaining the confidentiality of patients' information and delivering high-quality patient care with no supervision to advance recovery goals and improve overall health.
Having attended a computer training school with the routine use of soft and hard copy documentation at my present place of work, I am very conversant with making use of the computer system as well as maintaining accurate hard copy documentation of patient care.
I am looking forward to developing experience and improving my clinical effectiveness, research and audit with a high performing trust like yours which inspires staff to be the best version of themselves through continuous professional development while adding value to patients because everyone matters. I am also willing to work with your trust in different wards, following accordingly the trust's policies and procedures pertaining to high standard health care delivery and the NMC code of conduct.
Registered Nurse (RN) School of Nursing Vom, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria 2014
STAFF NURSE Medical Unit Deo Gratias Hospital LTD, Ipokia, Ogun, Nigeria / January 2019 – Present
STAFF NURSE General Hospital Anka, Zamfara, Nigeria / January 2015 – November 2018
NURSE (Volunteer) Vom Christian Hospital, Vom, Plateau, Nigeria / November – December 2014