Nursing degree holder now leads team at government Hospital
Chantal Mukaruziga is the Director of Nursing and Mid-wifery at Kibagabaga Hospital, Kimironko.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MKUR in 2018. The job at the government hospital was her first and, she says, the MKUR degree had adequately equipped her with the relevant professional skills.
As the Director, she leads a team of nurses and midwives. She says the interactions with faculty and fellow students at MKUR also taught her public relations and interpersonal skills, essential to her day-to-day work.
Incidentally, Chantal always knew the profession she wanted to pursue. At Senior Six, she had studied Nursing at School of Nursing- Rwamagana.
“My passion has been to be a nurse, ever since I was small,” she says. “I wanted to help other people.”
She enrolled for the nursing degree at MKUR after a friend introduced her to the university.
“I have no regrets at all. In fact, I encourage my friends and relatives to pursue this course at MKUR. It is very marketable and rewarding. In the course of her duties, she encounters MKUR students on industrial attachment at the government facility based in Gasabo District.
“I am very strict on MKUR students on internship. This is because I want them to excel and be the best,” she says.
Chantal is now planning on pursuing her Masters in Nursing at MKUR, which she says is flexible and will allow her to work and study at the same time.