Evelyne Mvungu: MNCN Class of 2017 Graduate
Evelyne Mvungu is a registered paediatric nurse with 15 years’ experience in nursing children. She lives in Eldoret, Kenya. She successfully completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Nursing at Gertrude’s Children Hospital School of Nursing, Kenya in 2007. In 2013 she added Nutrition in Chronic Illness at the University of South Africa to her learning. Most of her paediatric nursing experience was in the busy Neonatal unit at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Eldoret Kenya, in both clinical and clinical educator roles.
Since starting her journey with the Master of Nursing in Child Nursing, Evelyne describes having grown tremendously – both in terms of her career path, and in terms of her own personal growth. Evelyne was impressed with the way that this course began by focusing on her own strengths and how they could benefit her as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Through this, she has seen the advantage of nurses shifting their mind-sets in order to understand the potential that they have and the value that they can bring to the healthcare system.
Despite the challenge of being far away from her family in the past two years, Evelyne believes that she will be taking back all the valuable lessons that she has learnt over this time. When she returns to Kenya, Evelyne will head up the Neonatal Unit at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. However, she is still keen on being involved with clinical nurse education and helping shape the way in which nurses operate in this healthcare setting.