A UK-based Nigerian nurse, identified as Floreta Chioma Ojukwu, has inspired many social media users after she bagged a first class degree in Adult Nursing from the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Taking to her official Instagram page, the young lady disclosed that she was 13 weeks pregnant when she started the course and was advised to defer her admission but she refused.
According to her, she went through pregnancy, childbirth and taking care of her newborn while still studying and now the sacrifices and hard work has paid off as she graduated with a first class.
“So today, I completed my three years journey to becoming a UK Registered Nurse, Bsc (First Class) in Adult Nursing.
I was 13weeks pregnant when I started this course, people had so many doubts because they thought being pregnant and studying Nursing in the UK is the most difficult thing anyone would do especially if you haven’t found your way around yet. I got to a point where i began to have doubts and questioned my decision.
At this point i knew I had to work harder, to prove myself to the people who had doubts, even to my university who thought that deferring my admission was my best bet. Anyways I had to put in the work and trust me it was a lot of hard work.
Throughout my studies i went through pregnancy, newborn, toddler I did what I had to, just to show that women can achieve whatever they put their mind to irrespective of the circumstance. Being pregnant and able to hold your child is a gift and should feel like it. To everyone/women keep pushing and trust your hardwork will pay off.
Today I celebrate my myself on becoming a Registered Nurse.”
See a picture of her certificate below,