Chantal Mukaruziga

Nursing degree holder now leads team at government Hospital

Chantal Mukaruziga is the Director of Nursing and Mid-wifery at Kibagabaga Hospital, Kimironko.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MKURR in 2018. The job at the government hospital was her first and, she says, the MKURR degree had adequately equipped her with the relevant professional skills.

As the Director, she leads a team of nurses and midwives. She says the interactions with faculty and fellow students at MKURR also taught her public relations and interpersonal skills, essential to her day-to-day work.

Incidentally, Chantal always knew the profession she wanted to pursue. At Senior Six, she had studied Nursing at School of Nursing- Rwamagana.

“My passion has been to be a nurse, ever since I was small,” she says. “I wanted to help other people.”

She enrolled for the nursing degree at MKURR after a friend introduced her to the university.

“I have no regrets at all. In fact, I encourage my friends and relatives to pursue this course at MKURR. It is very marketable and rewarding. In the course of her duties, she encounters MKURR students on industrial attachment at the government facility based in Gasabo District.

“I am very strict on MKURR students on internship. This is because I want them to excel and be the best,” she says.

Chantal is now planning on pursuing her Masters in Nursing at MKURR, which she says is flexible and will allow her to work and study at the same time.