Hi, subsequent to the recruitment of cohort members last year, 244 members have done and passed their Nursing Council Examinations and are registered nurses. Congratulations! 203(81%) are currently working as nurses while 41 are looking for employment. These are some of the comments they expressed:
Greetings from Kenya:
Hi to all of you- Rose Muriuki, Nairobi.
Hi, continue working hard- Evelyn Mathenge, Muranga.
Hi, work hard- Purity Muthoni, Muranga.
Hope you are continuing well, keep in touch- Milcah Mbaluka, Nairobi.
How are you all doing and keep in touch, remember the purpose of the research we were doing- Dorcas Maiyo, Nairobi.
I miss them all- Elizabeth Wanjiru, Kakamega.
I wish them all the best in life and encourage them to work hard- Gloria Zalo, Muranga.
I wish them all the best in life and to get good jobs- Catherine Mwaniki, Nairobi.
I wish them all the best in their job search- Huka Wako, Meru.
I wish you the best in life- Gladys Kimondo, Nairobi.
Greetings all, I wish you the best in your job search- Grace Musenya, Nairobi.
Expectations for the future:
A lot of things have changed since we left school; the expectations that I had have been lowered, I never thought I would find myself working in a rural health centre, but I am here, doing my best- Margaret Kimathi, Nairobi.
Aim higher to further your studies- Catherine Galgitele, Meru.
Be innovative in your profession it is one of the ways to succeed- James Kibugi, Kakamega.
Be strong, even when times are hard- Dorcas Wanyonyi, Muranga.
Congratulations on passing the examinations and keep working hard- Hebert Ochieng’ Kakamega.
Congratulations to those who have jobs, and don’t give up- Meridah Mwania, Muranga.
Continue working hard- Judy Gisemba, Muranga.
Continue doing the best that we can as nurses and our labor will be rewarded- Emmanuel Ng’etich, Kakamega.
Continue doing the good things you do- Joachim Mutunga, Nairobi.
Continue to work hard and go back to further your studies- Rachel Gakii, Meru.
Continue to work hard even when circumstances are difficult- Lucy Kamina, Nairobi.
Continue with the nursing practice but for those who are young, go outside the country to see what happening there- Gaudencia Onyango, Nairobi.
Continue working hard- Edwin Rutto, Kakamega.
Continue working hard and keep in touch- Dennis Ndeile, Meru.
Don’t give up, apply for all jobs and keep working hard- Comfort Maina, Nairobi.
Encourage them to continue participating- Duba Guyo, Nairobi.
Encourage them to continue working hard- Henry Muriithi, Nairobi.
Encourage them to work hard to achieve their very best- Lillian Kaphidher, Kakamega.
Encourage them to work hard, and inform them that I have not been employed yet so if they hear of any vacancies to inform me- Catherine Naliaka, Nairobi. Keep on trying and make the best of your opportunities- Elijah Oduor, Kakamega.
Keep working within the nursing career because that is what we applied for- Abel Arumba, Muranga.
Let’s gear towards the goal of serving our patients to the best of our ability- Symon Shitemi, Nairobi.
Have a positive attitude towards work and struggle for patient satisfaction- Belliah Atemba, Kakamega.
Have an open mind and strive to get further than we are at the moment as nurses- Elisabeth Opee, Nairobi.
If they have a job they should continue attending to patients’ well- Magdalene Muli, Muranga.
Enthusiasm for the Cohort study:
Encourage them to participate positively and tell of their situations because you never know what can happen- Roselyne Asiko, Kakamega.
It is good to be in a group like this one where we explore issues and encourage one another- Nicholas Ng’etich.
Keep checking the website to see what is going on- Peter Muiruri, Muranga.
Keep helping our patients and keep in touch- Mildred Juma, Kakamega.
Keep in touch- Cynthia Ndumbu, Nairobi.
Keep in touch and keep working in the nursing profession- Ann Warui, Muranga.
Keep in touch I would like to know the challenges you are facing at your work place- Maxwell Wakarindi, Muranga.
Keep in touch- Mary Mueni, Muranga.
Meet all of you at the October meeting- John Nyabera, Kakamega.
Nothing is impossible if you work hard, it is good to participate in programs such as this- Emmanuel Sigei, Kakamega.
Words of wisdom:
Nursing is the best profession ever- Nancy Muskoyo, Kakamega.
To achieve your dreams you have to work hard; we should also remember that we did nursing and it is our calling to alleviate human suffering- Emily Ayanga, Kakamega.
We have not yet reached the top; this is just a stepping stone to put more effort and get degrees- Elisabeth Kibaara, Muranga.