The Kenya Registered Nurse Anaesthesia program was created with the purpose of raising the level of available anesthesia care in Kenya, especially remote regions, and in neighboring countries. KRNA students learn to function at a very high level during the two year program, and will return to their communities and hospitals well-equipped to serve. This is the 7th graduating class, and they will join a hundred other graduates in providing safe anaesthesia care. Following are some thoughts the graduates and tutors presented at their graduation celebration.
“I want to tell the juniors (new class), we have been told anesthesia is hard. But be calm, listen to the teacher, and you will find things very easy.” – Robert
“When we go out there, there is a time when the phone will ring. If it is impending rupture of the uterus, if you don’t respond quickly to the call, you will lose the mother and the child. Remember to respond there as you have here at Kijabe.” – Anthony
“At the place I am going, there are a lot of machines, but not personnel. I am going, and now I feel I am equal to the task. I have learned many skills and feel competent to save lives.” – Elisha
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn here (at Kijabe). I feel empowered, I am so grateful. When we go to serve, lets serve with passion. At the end of the day, despite the long hours, we will be happy if we serve with passion.” – Agnes
“As we go out, it will not be easy, but it all depends on how we approach it. You don’t get old when you do anesthesia. My dad is 86 and he still practices anesthesia with passion. Keep on reading, keep on working hard, and you will not get old!” – Samuel
“Those who are leaving, walk with confidence. May people see something different in you. Represent this program, be like your teachers, and be like Christ.” – Dr. Newton
Prayer for the graduates.