Wednesday, May 9, 2012


 Petra is the Charge(Head) Nurse on the Medical Ward.  If there was Head of Nursing in the Hospital Petra would surely be that person.  She runs a tight ship yet has cultivated a team spirit among the staff.  She is well respected by everyone.
Petra was born and raised in Njinikom.  After completing secondary school she went to Bamenda for her Nursing Diploma.  Since 2003 she has been working at St Martin de Porres Hospital.  She married her husband Nestor in 2004.  Nestor also is a nurse at the Hospital.  Since last August Nestor has been enrolled in a 1 year Physician Assistant program at near by Mbingo Hospital.  He completes his studies this summer and then will return to work here.  Petra and Nestor have 4 children.  They are the most well behaved children I have ever seen in Church.  I think Petra runs a tight ship at their home also.
Despite all her duties as a Charge Nurse, wife and mother Petra finds time do hairdressing and embroidery.  She also is involved in native dancing at the various hospital and community functions.
Petra would like to return to school in the future to pursue certification in Pediatric or Public Health Nursing.  She would utilize those skills here in Njinikom.  Petra will continue to be a model employee at the hospital for many years to come.

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