FOR GREENER PASTURES I MIGRATED WITH A SEVEN WEEK PREGNANCY, MY HUSBAND AND A DREAM, NURSE TOPE SHARES HER STORY FROM DIASPORA

 MY AGENCY TRANSFERRED AND SOLD MY CONTRACT TO THE STATE, INITIALLY I WAS NOT HAPPY AND WAS CONFUSED ABOUT RELOCATING TO ANOTHER STATE, BUT LITTLE DID I KNOW IT WAS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE

Tope oladimeji is a registered nurse in the state of Virginia and Nigeria, she obtained  an associate degree from the Lagos state teaching hospital school of nursing in Nigeria and a Bsc. in Nursing from  Grand Canyon University in America respectively. She is a wife, a mother and owns a budding yet successful scrub line business in America. Currently she is a Nurse unit manager in one of the state's psychiatry hospital in  Virginia and studying for a Master's degree in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Nurse Tope shares her story on why and how she came to the United states of American with her husband and a seven-week-old pregnancy, she left Nigeria for greener pasture because even though she had a good job back home in Nigeria, she was not making enough money to cater for her needs and the money was never coming in when due and needed the most, also she needed to experience something different and better in her career. Before coming to America, she had tried migrating to other countries, like the United Kingdom, Canada and even Australia but all effort to move to those countries proved abortive, until she went through an agency " O' Grady Peyton international". The agency took charge of all the migration process from start to finish and guided her through  from the NCLEX examination which she traveled all the way to Philippine to write, to the interviews and Employment. Migrating to America was more than a dream come true and a goal for her, to her it was a ticket to attaining greener pastures both financially and professionally, as she always wanted more than working just to pay rent and she was also tired of the ill treatment of the nursing profession in Nigeria. 

 She resumed work as soon as she arrived in the states, in the Medical surgical department of the hospital she was contracted to work in, but she only lasted for three months in that department because she could not cope with the workload as she was in charge of several surgical procedures in a country with medications and equipments unfamiliar to her and considering her condition, she was moved to the psychiatric unit and it was well welcome by her as it led her to discovering an area in nursing she overly appreciate and she is loving it in this unit and also advancing in her career. Her dedication, perseverance and putting the right attitude to her work earn her a promotion as the Nurse unit manager, after one year of working in the psychiatric unit. 
The instant she started to work, knowing her goals she applied to Grand Canyon university and obtained a B.SC. Presently she is eagerly studying to attain a master’s degree in Psychiatric mental health nursing.  Tope is Gradually checking goals off her list and is very glad to be experiencing Nursing at its best in regards to being respected as an equal member of a health team. At the moment aside being a dedicated wife, mother, business owner and nurse, she is an advocate for a better nursing profession in Nigeria and urges anyone who is aspiring to migrate to believe in themselves, stay goal oriented and should not procrastinate for dreams are all VALID. So much was said by Tope in the interview video above so do kindly take a peek to stay informed about a whole lot more.





1 comment:

  1. Nigeria will remain the country with the highest brain drain in the world, i mean all her skills worker wants to leave the country, they better watch it before the health system totally collapse.

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