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May 09, 2023

A positive impact from Nigeria to Bloomington

IU Health Bloomington Hospital

A positive impact from Nigeria to Bloomington

Onyekachi Eudora Okoroafor, RN, is over 6,000 miles from her home country of Nigeria, doing what she loves: caring for people.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, she is a certified nurse-midwife who has practiced nursing/midwifery across various levels of health care, including the tertiary level.

“I decided to venture into nursing because I passionately desired a profession wherein I can have a direct impact not only in the health but also in the lives of people,” says Okoroafor.

She also wants to grow in the profession, which is how she got involved with Westways Staffing Services, a nurse-owned, highly experienced nursing registry specializing in per diem and travel nursing throughout the United States.

With their assistance, she worked for three years to prepare and pass the NCLEX, which she achieved on the first try, and complete the immigration process to come to the United States.

And now, she’s working side-by-side with her IU Health Bloomington team members, including other international nurses who are much-welcomed additions as nursing shortages continue to affect hospitals nationwide.

Thank you, Okoroafor, for being part of the IU Health team. And please have a wonderful Nurse’s Week.