Latifat (Adelotan) O Bamgbose

Licensed Practical Nurse

Name: Latifat (Adelotan) O Bamgbose

Employer: Bayada Pediatrics

Class Valedictorian Now Licensed Practical Nurse, 2007

Latifat (Adelotan) O Bamgbose has been enjoying her nursing career since graduating from Brown Mackie College - Merrillville in 2007. Today she works as a licensed practical nurse for Bayada Pediatrics in Merrillville, Indiana. She cares for a homebound tracheotomy patient who requires ventilation. “My daily work entails maintaining the oxygen level, and maintaining patency and suction,” says Latifat. “I watch for dislodged hoses, and change the trach when required.”

Her current position required additional training, which Latifat was eager to attain. “I’m trained as a tracheotomy nurse for adult and pediatric patients. l love the work,” she says. Her clients and employer are pleased with her performance. Latifat was recognized as Best Nurse of 2015 by Bayada Pediatrics. She garnered this accolade after graduating as valedictorian of her 2007 class at Brown Mackie College.

Latifat is back in school, studying to become a registered nurse. “I am still earning A’s at almost 50 years old,” she says. “I owe it to the solid educational foundation provided by Brown Mackie College - Merrillville. The well-structured curriculum was intense, and worth the investment,” she says.

Recently remarried, Latifat enjoys her nursing career as she pursues her higher education goals. When she completes the Registered Nurse program, she plans to continue on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Jaquoia Rush

Medical Assistant

Name: Jaquoia Rush

Employer: American Family Care Clinic

Medical Assistant Helping Patients, 2015

It is a challenge for a single parent to go back to school. But that’s just what Jaquoia Rush did. “I needed a change in my life,” she says. “I was tired of struggling. I wanted a career that my boys could be proud of. That’s when I decided to call Brown Mackie College - Birmingham and give it a try.”

The new schedule brought with it trying times when Jaquoia simply wanted to quit. “I have faced not having the energy to go to class. I have faced wanting to give up because it was hard working and going to school,” she says. “But my instructors would call to motivate me and help me stay connected. They made it so easy and worth it!”

Now the academic work is behind her and Jaquoia is among the first in her family to complete higher education. Jaquoia graduated from Brown Mackie College - Birmingham in 2015, earning a Medical Assistant Diploma. No longer struggling with an ambivalent future, she enjoys a career in healthcare that gives her “such joy it’s hard to explain,” she says.

Jaquoia now works as a medical assistant at American Family Care Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. She puts her skills and knowledge to work daily as she cares for patients with varying needs. No two days are the same. “One day I might triage patients all day. Another day, we could have a critical case where I assist with stitches,” she says. “Sometimes, I spend the day running routine tests, such as urinalysis.” No matter what the specific task, Jaquoia enjoys helping patients.

She thinks about going back to school for a bachelor's degree with an eye toward moving into healthcare management. “I am so pumped for my future,” she says. “Thank you Brown Mackie College - Birmingham, for teaching me I can do whatever I put my mind to.”

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