Makassed’s Mohammad Azzam a Healthcare Champion
After graduation in 2005, Mohammad Azzam, a Nursing School and Health Science’s Faculty graduate, worked at the Sahel General Hospital as ICU-CCU RN for 3 years.
Azzam travelled to United Arab Emirates – Dubai in 2008, and worked as Emergency Room RN for 3 years, he then relocated to Abu Dhabi and work as Level 1 RN at the Trauma and Burn Center for another 3 years.
Following his successful career history, Azzam signed a contract with Gas and Oil government company name ADMA-OPCO, as a medical officer at the Offshore Clinic, inside Gulf Sea near the islands.
The crew were responsible for giving First Aid for the gas and oil workers and promoting the health status by giving lectures and education at the workers’ camp.
Azzam had spent 10 years in the UAE, during this time he got married and had 2 children.
In 2017, Azzam passed his NCLEX – USA nursing board from the first time, while working night shifts in the ER.
“This was related to the high-quality nursing education we had received at Makassed College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” Azzam said.
When Azzam landed in the USA, despite all the difficulties and change he had to cope with, it was not difficult to catch a job and start work within few days.
“There was a huge shortage in the healthcare sector for qualified nurses particularly, and so we moved from West Coast California to East Coast New York,” Azzam added.
Azzam worked as clinical beside nurse in different hospital settings and with different documentation systems, he also worked with a multi-national populations, and weather climates, which required coping skills from extremely hot in the southern parts to extremely cold weather in upstate New York near the Canadian borders.
Azzam is currently working as Traveler ER-RN at Ellis Medicine and seeking to receive his Family Nurse Practitioner Degree (FNP), where he can work as advance healthcare provider in the ER.
“I thank the dedicated Board of education at Makassed College of Nursing and Health Sciences for their commitment to produce highly qualified professionals for the health care field,” Azzam said.