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Sierra Leonean achieves Nursing Excellence award in Texas

Kudos to our KDU Global Secretary as she is featured as one of Dallas/Fort Worth 100 Top Nurses. See article below.

Including-Honorary-Consul-General-Mr.-Patrick-Jackson“This Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) was born and raised in Sierra Leone, educated as a Nurse and Midwife in England, where she practiced for two years before moving to Dallas. She has practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN) for 27 years total at the PHHS; 24 of those as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has a calling to care for the medically underserved, both locally and globally. She is an alumnus of the Annie Walsh Memorial School and the Methodist Girls’ High School, in Freetown. She is the Co-Chair of the Krio Descendants Union ( KDU) Global Health Committee of the diaspora.

According to publication, Ms. Cummings has worked tirelessly to provide direct patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, focusing on women’s health, pregnancy and promoting normal labor and delivery. She has been an inspiration, role model, and educator of many up and coming women’s health care providers. She has participated in a pilot program that brings high school students into the hospital for observation experience as a way to encourage them to pursue health care as a career, specifically promoting nursing and midwifery as a viable career with unlimited opportunity for advancement and incredible personal job satisfaction. Her work in various community clinics inspired her to be a mentor for young women.

Ms. Cummings has been a guest lecturer at several local high schools and churches to educate young people about the nursing profession and nurse-midwifery. She has also led classes for pregnant teens, teaching the teen moms how to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and empowers them to be excellent caregivers for their infants and families. For years she has taught emergency childbirth classes to Emergency Rooms (ER) nurses, labor and delivery nurses, and nurses in the critical care unit who care for pregnant women in the ICU, she precepts students of all kinds in labor and delivery, including medical, midwifery, nursing, paramedic, and physician residents.”

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