She may not be a new face, but Esther Abisogun has taken on a new role at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) where she recently accepted a position as a full-time teaching faculty in the Nursing Division.
This new appointment is the latest chapter in Abisogun’s approximately four-decade story related to nursing, her passion in life. She started at the MEC as an adjunct faculty member in the spring semester 2012. In June 2012, she became the skills lab and simulation lab manager. Abisogun had her initial nursing education at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing in Nigeria, and received her R.N. degree in 1980.
In 1982, she earned a degree in midwifery from the University College Hospital Ibadan, also in Nigeria. In 1996, she completed her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. While studying, she has worked in different areas of nursing with a special focus on maternal newborn nursing. She has been a unit charge nurse, and nurse manager of the obstetric (OB) unit for many years. She started teaching at her alma mater as soon as she received her master’s degree in nursing administration from George Mason University in 2008.
“I am excited about this opportunity, I want to continue to create and cultivate a positive learning environment for students to thrive,” said Abisogun, who began her new role on January 9, 2017. She plans to continue helping her former team at the skills lab and interact with students when practicing clinical skills during open lab hours.
“Being a faculty member gives me an edge in bringing remediation’s prescription for specific lab skills needed by nursing students,” added Abisogun.