Alumni Spotlight: Davis Ampong wins Best Nurse Award

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Becoming a nurse and practicing in Ghana was a passionate career dream because he sees taking care of the sick as a ministry in God’s kingdom.

As one of the best universities in Ghana, Ampong found Presbyterian University, Ghana (PUG) as the best place to pursuing nursing education when the opportunity came up upon recommendation from his Pastor who is an alumnus of the university.

Davis Ampong, an alumnus of PUG who is in his early 30s has been adjudged the winner of the Head of the Nursing and Midwifery Special Award at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital for the period May 2021 to May 2022 in a highly competitive context that was opened to over 400 hundred nurses.

Davis receiving his award at a ceremony at the Ridge hospital

Earlier in February 2022, he had won the Best Nurse Award at the High Dependency Unit at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital).

Ampong entered PUG in the year 2014 to pursue BSc. Nursing and completed in 2018. While in school, Davis was voted the President of the Presbyterian University Association of Nursing Students for the 2016/2017 academic year. A position he held with success.

Davis Ampong first worked at the Krachi Municipal Hospital in the Oti region where he rose through the positions to become in charge of the male ward. He plans to become a specialist nurse aiming for some international opportunities.

Davis in his days at PUG

According to Ampong, many things have contributed to his success as a practising nurse and key amongst them is the training he had at PUG underpinned the University’s educational philosophy of training the Head, Hand and Heart, which puts him ahead of his colleagues from other training institutions.  

Davis come from Assin Fosu in the Central region and he is happy that his father Mr. Thomas Aning (his mother has passed on) and his four siblings are proud of his profession and achievements. He is motivated to give off his best at all times in serving his family and the nation as a whole.  

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