29 Oct Unstoppable Nursing Scholars Pursue Their Dreams to Save Lives
“I am so grateful for this chance in life. I waited six years and overcame so many struggles for this opportunity. I never thought I’d get the chance to be a person that others look up to or that helps those in my community. I’m so grateful.” – Betty, Unstoppable Nursing Scholar
Betty Chepngetich is part of the very first class of Unstoppable Nursing Scholars at the new WE College — the only one of its kind in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya. The Unstoppable Nursing Scholarship Program addresses the severe shortage of nurses in the area and the dire need for proper medical care. The class of 2021 was generously supported by Stephanie Mann, MD, also a member of the Unstoppable Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board. Because of Dr. Mann’s support, the students are receiving full scholarships to pursue their dreams of becoming nurses.
Through the 4-year comprehensive academic curriculum, the students are being educated and trained in the disciplines of Clinical Skills & General Nursing, Midwifery and Medical & Pediatric Nursing. The students are currently on their second year of the program — having already completed numerous hours of study in the classrooms, the students are currently participating in clinical rotations at Longisa Hospital.
During their rotations, students will cycle through a four-week placement in the following areas of nursing:
Longisa Hospital is one of four local hospitals where the students will take part in clinical rotations, working closely with physicians and other clinical staff to apply the skills they learned in the classroom to help treat patients in the community. Following each rotation, the students will undergo oral and clinical exams administered by a third-party examiner based in each hospital or health center. In addition to Longisa Hospital, they’ll gain hands-on experience at Ololulunga Sub-County Hospital, Baraka Hospital and Kishon Health Centre.
Upon graduation, Betty and her peers will go on to become nurses and leaders in their communities, directly impacting 2 Million Kenyans within a decade.