With almost 25 years of experience and learning, Rukeya’s lifelong passion for nursing and midwifery has led to a varied career – and she’s determined to learn even more.
Rukeya qualified as a nurse in 1994, working in surgery and intensive care at Airedale General Hospital. In 2000, her longstanding passion for midwifery led to her beginning an 18-month BSc degree to achieve dual-registration as both a nurse and midwife.
Shortly after qualifying as a midwife, Rukeya joined the Trust.
She later decided to enhance her clinical and leadership skills by completing a Masters degree in Advanced Practice, and a second in NHS Senior Leadership – as part of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme.
Rukeya, highlighting the Trust’s teaching hospital status, then went on to complete a Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), an international award in teaching.
She said: “I love nursing. There’s always something new to learn; keeping up-to-date and teaching others is something I’m passionate about.
“Bradford is a fantastic place to find your own journey in nursing. It’s a large trust with many different clinical disciplines – that’s why I’ve been here for over 18 years.
“Learning starts with you as an individual and the desire to learn more and progress, but if you have that passion then the Trust is a great partner and provides an environment where you can thrive.”