Spring 2021 Newsletter

Four Seattle University Students receive Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Scholarship

Congratulations to nursing students, Fartun Ashoor, BSN ’21, Adunya Mohamed, BSN ’22, Bedriya Seid, BSN ’22, and Ezinne Ufomadu, DNP ’24, who were awarded Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization (MMPNO) scholarships. A total of eleven students received scholarships this year from different colleges and universities in the Seattle area.

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Fartun Ashoor, BSN ’21

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Fartun Ashoor is a first-generation college student now in her senior year of the BSN program. She became interested in pursuing a career in nursing after her first-hand experience of how the impact of patient advocacy, or lack of it, can directly affect patient care.

Ashoor chose to pursue her BSN at Seattle U, in part, because of its reputation for having a supportive and welcoming environment for students. She said, “I appreciated how the faculty members went above and beyond to encourage and help facilitate opportunities for success. I liked how the concept of holistic care for the patient was greatly emphasized, but there was also an emphasis on the idea of working on yourself, so you could approach the care you provide as the best version of yourself.”

In her free time, Ashoor said she enjoys binge-reading and writing. She has a strong interest in working with neonatal patients and plans to pursue a position where she can care and advocate for them after she graduates.

Adunya Mohamed, BSN ’22

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Adunya Mohamed is in his junior year of the BSN program. He is fluent in 6 languages and said he envisions himself as becoming “a nurse who constantly strives to become culturally educated and aware of providing support to people of all cultures. I believe that gaining cultural awakening can help me promote health by understanding how differences can affect health, healing, and healing practices. My goal is not to limit myself to my traditional roles but explore opportunities that will help me become a better nurse and a more experienced one.”

He said he chose to pursue his education at Seattle U, because he felt it was “the best fit to equip me with the knowledge and necessary skills to provide high-quality health care services in a range of areas…and obtain the best tools to advance improvements in the modern health care industry through my further research in the nursing field.”

In his free time, Mohamed said he enjoys playing soccer, taking road trips and hiking. After completing his BSN degree, he hopes to continue his education by pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Bedriya Seid, BSN ’22

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Bedriya Seid in her junior year of the BSN program. She was born and raised in Ethiopia, in a small town called Asassa located in the Oromiya region.

She said that she decided to explore Seattle U, based on positive recommendations from her coworkers, who were graduates of the nursing program. She found that its mission, vision and values resonated with her career goals to become a professional nurse and her strong desire to help those in need.

In her free time, she likes to cook and invite family over to visit and share meals. She is especially proud of her “two beautiful boys who are attending Western Washington University.”

After graduating, she looks forward to a hospital-based nursing career focused on helping those in need.

Ezinne Ufomadu, DNP ’24

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Ezinne Ufomadu is in her first year of the DNP program specializing in Nurse-Midwifery at Seattle U.

A passionate advocate for women’s health, social justice and equity in health care, Ufomadu said she decided to pursue her graduate degree at Seattle U, because “getting a DNP degree will help me advance in fighting against health disparities in marginalized populations. I aspire to be a leader in creating a better health care system that seeks justice and equity for all.”

Ufomadu said she plans to become a midwife “to help birth babies and put them into the arms of their parents” and promote the overall quality of health among underserved and marginalized populations. “This is how I plan to give back to my community by helping mitigate health disparities that work to prevent one from seeking health care.”

In her free time, Ufomadu said she loves “cooking, dancing, traveling the world…and I have a 2-year-old son, who keeps me busy and on my feet all the time, but I wouldn’t trade him for anything else in this world.”