With three weeks left to the 2017-2018 annual fund scholarship campaign, which provides financial support to deserving scholars, we’re featuring Nnemdi Azubuko ’20, a family nurse practioner student, as our Yale Nursing student of the week!
Nnemdi did her undergraduate degree in biology. Throughout college she worked full-time as a case manager for a company that provides residential and daytime services to adults living with cognitive and physical disabilities, and participated in student government, serving as vice president for the African Student Association as well as president for an organization she founded called the Inclusive Advancement of Multicultural Students in STEM.
Nnemdi found herself drawn to the work done in the community health center, as well midwifery, during a summer internship at a hospital. In both settings, she was incredibly moved by how patients benefited from being viewed holistically and empowered to participate in their own health.
She chose the family nursing specialty because she knew that after childbirth a woman was essentially starting a family and she wanted to be a part of that, looking at the bigger picture and catering to the family as a unit. She currently volunteers with the Intergenerational Blood Pressure Study at YSN and is looking forward to passing the NCLEX board exams.
You can help Nnemdi and other nursing students provide care to underserved populations by making a gift to the annual fund. 100% of dollars raised goes to student financial aid.
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