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Young Nigerian woman bags Nursing degree at UK university, graduates remarkably with first-class grade

A young Nigeran woman named Chisom Ibeanusi has graduated remarkably from the University of Derby in the Unitred Kingdom with a first class Nursing degree.

Chisom, a mother of one started her career in Nursing in Nigeria, where she completed a Diploma in Nursing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH).

She then proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for her bachelors degree in Nursing. However, in 2020 the prevalent academic union strike interrupted her studies, leading her to abandon the program.

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Fortunately, Chisom got the opportunity to move to the United Kingdom with her newly wedded husband, Dr. Ejike Ibeanusi. Chisom’s husband made a promise to her that she would earn her nursing degree from an international university in the United Kingdom.


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Fueled by her unwavering determination to realize her dream, she took the initiative to enroll in the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Derby.

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While in the United Kingdom, Chisom faced numerous challenges including juggling a full-time job, her duties as a mother, and the demands of her nursing degree at the University of Derby, she burned the midnight oil.

Chisom’s resilience, dedication, and hard work paid off as she graduated with first-class honors in Nursing Science fulfilling her dream of becoming a Nurse. Talking about her achievement, she attributed her success to God and her husband for their support.


 “I owe this achievement to my lovely husband, who not only kept his promise of ensuring I get back to obtain a degree in Nursing overseas but also managed our home, taking care of our baby and supporting me despite his own busy schedule as a medical doctor,” Chisom said.

”My husband has been my backbone, very supportive, sometimes doing research on some courses and providing me with resources. A couple of friends of mine have also been amazing in this journey,” she added.

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She stated that her passion for nursing was inspired by her concern and desire to care for the vulberable.

“I chose this profession because I wanted to care for people. When I entered nursing, I felt this is it. Helping people through their vulnerability to become fit and well again is something I enjoy,” she said.

Reflecting on dropping out of her studies in Nigeria, Chisom said it felt like she was halting a significant part of her life. However, she was convinced she needed to travel abroad to fulfill her dreams.

“I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I felt I could do it. I have a strong and courageous partner who helped me through this journey abroad to achieve this degree. Even though it’s been busy with ups and downs, we stood our ground to achieve it and more. Achieving this first-class degree is a stepping stone for me,” she said.

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