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Registered Nurse Nursing

West Perth, WA, 6005, Australia
September 25, 2018

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** ***** **, **** *****, WA 6005

Phone: 040*-***-***

Email: /

Personal Information

Date of Birth: 1st April 1985

Place of Birth: Sembabule, Uganda

Citizenship: Uganda

Career Objective

Patient - focused and empathetic Registered Nurse seeking a position with a dynamic health care facility which will allow me to develop my practical experience while utilizing my nursing education and training in addition to my interpersonal skills, bringing experience, care, and extensive knowledge to help improve the lives of patients.

Immigration/Work Status

I require sponsorship to work in Australia

Qualifications Obtained

Master of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

South Australia, Australia

Completed July 2015

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda

Completed June 2010

Bridging Programs / Qualifying Examinations

Initial Registration for Overseas Registered Nurses

Institute of Health and Nursing

Perth, WA

Completed September 2018

Clinical / Procedural Skills




Straight Catheter


Condom Catheter

Removal of

Straight Catheter

Foley or Retention Catheter

Providing Catheter Care

Catheter irrigation

Giving Vaccines

Polio (oral)

BCG (intradermal)

DPT (intramuscular)

Measles (subcutaneous)

Medication Administration

- Buccal

- Oral



- Sublingual

- Parenteral


Intramuscular / or Intravenous

- Z-track technique

- Subcutaneous/Hypodermic

Preparing medicines from

- Ampule

- Vial

- Topical


- Instillation




- Suppository Medications



- Applying wet to dry dressing

Cleaning a drain site and/ or shortening a Penrose drain

- Removal of skin sutures

Care of the dying

- Post-mortem care

Fasting Blood Sugar

Random Blood Sugar

Initiate CPR

Emergency Drugs (IV Push)

Assist with insert/change/monitor regular IV's

Care for patients with: MI, Cardiogenic Shock, Post Craniotomy

Titration of Vasoactive Drugs: Dobutamine, Dopamine

Assist in Intubation and Extubation

Giving medications and feeding on NGT

Assess patient through Glasgow Coma Scale

Assist on NGT (Nasogastric Tube) insertion

Administering Chemo drugs

Health Teaching

Work / Practice History

Current and Previous Positions

09 July 2018 – 07 September 2018

RN Bridging Student Placement (160 hours)

Townsville Hospital Health Service

100 Angus Smith Dr, Douglas, QLD 4814


10 September 2018 – 14 September 2018

RN Bridging Student Placement (40 hours)

St Jude’s Hostel (Guildford Care Facility)

30 Swan St, East Guildford, WA 6055

RN bridging program

4 week placement on Medical 2 Ward

1 week placement in a dementia unit


Applying nursing knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of nursing care to allocated clients

Administering medication to patients while articulating knowledge on medication administration, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology of medication administered

Setting up and administering intravenous infusions or medications via volumetric pumps

Practicing within the policies and procedures of the hospital and care facility

Performing accurate, concise and appropriate documentation and reporting of objective and subjective patient data using appropriate nursing and medical terminology

Observing infection control policies including hand hygiene and using appropriate personal protective equipment

Attending and participating in ward based in-services and quality improvement activities

Utilizing human and material resources efficiently

Liaising with colleagues in planning and providing client care

Maintaining effective communication with colleagues and other health professionals

Handing over allocated patients to the next staff on duty using ISOBAR

Performing any other duties as required by my preceptor

April 2016 – June 2018

Registered Nurse Study Coordinator (Full time)

Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Care LTD

Kampala, Uganda


Working closely with Study Coordinators

Adequately preparing participants’ source documents

Assessing, verifying and confirming participants’ eligibility, handling emergencies

Carrying out ward rounds and conveying reports to appropriate staff

Overseeing participants’ flow in the Clinic

Providing treatment to study participants

Checking each clinic visit source document file for completeness, required tests, and procedure compliance within 24 hours after the visit

Providing infant feeding and counselling to participants in compliance with the protocol, following up scheduled monitoring

Ensuring study and non-study medications

Monitoring study activities

Tracking and reporting missed appointments to SAE coordinators

Making study material available at all work stations in collaboration with study coordinators

Requesting funds for study related activities/procedures and accounting for it

Participating in quality control and review of study documents

Collecting laboratory specimens

Facilitating in house study trainings and study meetings, and providing study updates at study weekly meetings

Monitoring and updating staffing needs to the study coordinator

Participating in study conference calls

October 2015 - January 2016

Registered Nurse Consultant (Full time)

Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Care LTD

Kampala - Uganda


Screening, consenting, enrolling and following up study participants

Educating, obtaining informed consent from mothers in the labour and delivery wards of Mulago Hospital

Ensuring patient confidentiality during study procedures

Safely collecting blood samples from newborns as per standard operating procedures

Providing treatment to sick newborns and efficiently monitoring their vital signs

Participating in counselling and managing of study participants

Carrying out heart rate monitoring and blood pressure tests

Communicating closely with locally and internationally based clinical investigators by email and weekly Skype conferences

November 2014 - August 2015

Personal Care Worker (Part time)

Murray Mudge Residential Aged Care,

7 Raymond Grove, Glenelg, SA 5045


Making clients ready for their meals and if necessary, feeding the clients.

Assisting the client with therapy exercises under the direction of a Registered Therapist.

Assisting or performing personal care including hair care, oral hygiene, bathing, grooming, and dressing.

Assisting with ambulation with or without mechanical aids.

Assisting with routine bodily functions: Example, toileting.

Maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment through light housekeeping including changing bed linens, and dusting.

Providing companionship and stimulation for the client including reading, walks, etc.; and accompanying the client to doctors or other appointments.

Performing other housekeeping tasks as indicated in the care plan.

Recording clients input and output.

Observing and reporting changes in client's condition to the RN.

Accurately preparing daily records and submitting them to the office by date due.

Participating in in-service education programs.

July 2012 - Dec 2013

Registered Study Nurse (Full time)

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

P.O Box 7475, Mulago Hospital Complex

Kampala - Uganda


Screening, consenting, enrolling and following up study participants on Mulago hospital wards (7:00amto 4:00pm)

Participating in Counseling and management of study participants

Providing tuberculosis (TB) treatment and completing the TB treatment register

Scheduling, preparing and consenting patients for bronchoscopy

Organizing patient follow-up and carrying out home visits whenever required

Participating in data collection and entry

Collecting blood and sputum specimens and transporting them to the laboratory when needed

Communicating closely with locally and internationally based clinical investigators by email and weekly telephone conferences

Oct 2011 - June 2012

Graduate Registered Nurse (Full time)

Ministry of Health, Masafu Hospital

Busia – Uganda


Working with a variety of patients, from pediatric to geriatric, and specializing in one of the numerous possible areas such as neonatal intensive care, cardiac care, neurologic care and dermatology

Observing and recording patient behavior, vital signs and symptoms

Keeping patients as comfortable as possible

Consulting with physicians and other healthcare professionals

Establishing treatment plans, operating medical equipment

Supervising enrolled nurses (ENs), Certified nursing assistants and students

Training nurses working at lower level health units

Performing diagnostic tests

Treating medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, strokes, car and motorcycle accidents and burns as well as recovering post-operative patients

Administering medications and treatments amongst other roles

August 2010 – July 2011

Intern Nurse (Full time)

Masaka Regional Referral Hospital

P.O Box 18, Kampala, Uganda


Apply knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of nursing care to allocated clients.

Practice within policies and procedures of the hospital.

Participate in unit based quality improvement activities.

Utilize human and material resources efficiently.

Liaise with colleagues in planning and providing client care.

Maintain effective communication with colleagues and other health professionals.

Perform other duties as required by the preceptor.

Deliver safe, direct care to assigned group of patients under the supervision of an RN

Use nursing processes to work in collaboration with the nursing team, implementing and documenting individualized nursing plans of care incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching

Administer medication, including IV medication, documenting and communicating clinical findings

Assisting with special tests and procedures, ensuring proper consent has been obtained

Assisting with or instituting emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients

Maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards

Assisting in maintaining, supporting, and implementing department and hospital mission and goals

Enhancing professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

Following patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they do not understand or may ‘not seem right’

Gaps in Work / Practice History

I did not practice nursing in the period between 1stJanuary 2014 to 11th October 2015 because I relocated to Australia to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and after I returned to Uganda, I had to spend some time looking for a job.

Registration History

I have applied for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

02nd August 2018 – 31st December 2021

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, Kampala, Uganda

Registration Number: 354

License number: 36592


Reading about new evidence based practices in nursing

Talking to patients and their families

Making friends

Community service

Experiencing new culture and traditions

Knitting and crocheting

English Language competency

Listening 7.5

Reading 7.5

Speaking 8.0

Writing 7.0

Overall band Score 7.5

Referees and Publications


Mrs. Rachael Martin

Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Townsville Hospital Health Services

100 Angus Smith Dr, Douglas, QLD 4814

Phone: 040*-***-***


Mrs. Victoria Anne Seaton

Clinical Nurse

Townsville Hospital Health Services

100 Angus Smith Dr, Douglas, QLD 4814

Phone: 042*-***-***


Mrs. Jeanette Crellin

Clinical Coordinator

St. Jude’s Hostel (Guildford Care Facility)

30 Swan St, East Guildford, WA 6055

Phone: 041*-***-***



Joshua Kanaabi Muliira, Priscilla Bbosa Nalwanga, Rhoda Suubi Muliira, Ziada Nankinga. Knowledge, Perceived Risk and Barriers to Testicular Self Examination among Male University students in Uganda. The Journal of Men’s Health vol.9, No. 1, pp 36-44, March 2012.

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Priscilla Bbosa Nalwanga


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