Adejoke Moronkola, a talented young lady from Nigeria, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University in the United States. She also received other honors and prizes.
Before enrolling in a nursing program, 26-year-old Adejoke completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Lagos in South-West Nigeria.
She went on to get her Master’s degree in Public Health at East Tennessee State University in Tennessee, the United States, in 2018.
She enrolled at the same university right after receiving her Master’s degree to pursue an expedited nursing degree.
Adejoke completed the two-year Nursing degree program and earned an exceptional 3.91 grade points out of a possible 4.00.
Celebrating her success on LinkedIn, she narrated that not only has she bagged a degree in Nursing, she has also been licensed to practice Nursing in the United States.
On May 7th of this year, the young girl who came to the United States (U.S.) 4 years ago with big dreams fulfilled one of those dreams – she graduated with a nursing degree, and, on June 27th, she became a licensed registered nurse in the U.S,” Adejoke wrote on LinkedIn.
Adejoke went further to enumerate all the awards she graduated with from East Tennessee State University. She said: “I graduated with a summa cum laude (3.91/4.00) and achieved the following;
“First Nigerian undergraduate commencement speaker (CON, ETSU); Dean’s list every semester; Multicultural diversity scholar every semester; Honors graduate (summa cum laude)
Accelerated cohort executive representative; College of nursing peer ambassador; Mentor in the mentee-mentor program and; CFAA advisory board member”
She narrated that she had many discouragements going back to nursing school after her BSc in Pharmacology and Master’s in Public Health.
“I had so many discouragements and just a few encouragements,” she said.
She thanked God for her success and hopes her story will inspire every young lady with big dreams that seem almost impossible.