Tungeinge Nghifitikeko's story
Commencing his fourth year of study as a nursing student, Tungeinge is on a unique exchange programme between the University of Namibia and Cardiff University.
Tungeinge has been on placement at the Heath Hospital where he has been working with the Emergency Unit, Medical Ward, and the Maternity Ward. This opportunity has allowed Tungeinge to learn in both practical and theoretical ways which has enriched his knowledge and boosted his confidence.
Tungeinge said, "i want to learn the norms and culture of how nursing care delivery is administered to patients here."
Before moving to Cardiff, Tungeinge had his worries about adapting to a new environment. However, he was made to feel at home swiftly thanks to the efforts made by the programme organisers that made his transition easy and smooth and the library’s range of great resources aided his studies
Tungeinge has learnt a significant amount since moving to Cardiff. One of his most memorable experiences is learning how to use the basic life support along with the ability to examine new-born babies in the Maternity Ward.
Tungeinge said, "I had the privilege to attend and demonstrate Basic Life Support which is far the highlight of my visit. I experienced the well-resourced and organised clinical suits which similarly simulate the presence of the patient. The lecturers here give students an immense support as well and I felt the sense of being part of the team."
Tungeinge feels very fortunate to be able to study here in Wales stating, "chances like this are one-time life opportunities and are never to be missed. I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in the programme. Finally, I wouldn’t mind coming back to do my postgraduate here given the chance. Thank you!"