Mr Blessing O Josiah
Mr Blessing O Josiah is currently a Nursing Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Turks and Caicos Islands Community College. Before his appointment, he was involved in the training of nurses in various capacities at Warri Diocesan Catholic Hospital, Nigeria. This training includes nursing care delivery, nursing staff development programs, training, retraining, and staff expansion in various units. At the Nigerian Navy Medical Center Onne, Nigeria, he practised as an in-hospital and a frontline nursing care provider. Still, he headed a series of training programs for the military staff, cadets, trainees and the service population. From 2018 in St. Kitts and Nevis, he was volunteering his clinical expertise. He also began to major in Leadership and Management Development and Training at places like WellPoint Medical Center and other Community Development Programs (CDPs) such as the Rotary. He also had the chance to contribute to patient care delivery and nursing capacity development at the Ministry of Health of Montserrat in the early part of 2021.
Mr Josiah has an Information and Communication Technology background and built his early career around nursing. He had broad training in the nursing program at Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria. He obtained his Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc, Honors Degree) and became a fully Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in 2016. In 2021 he acquired a Master in Healthcare Management from UNICAF University, Zambia. Since his appointment, he has equipped the Nursing Students in TCICC with the vast professional knowledge and skills that they require to meet the ever-evolving patients’ and population needs.
He is a dedicated young scholar whose hobbies include studying, writing, lecturing, mentoring, caring, exercising, travelling, meeting people and seeing nature. Presently he is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and a Masters in International Public Health (MIPH), just in line with his dream of creating a better healthcare system and workforce for the people, for the less privileged and the ageing population.