My Career in Nursing: What a Journey!
Nthabiseng Magagula (Born Tsiu) is a Nurse by profession, and this is her story.
Her training started in 1970, and she retired in 2022, way past the normal retirement age – more than 50 years of dedicated nursing.
Always aiming to improve the quality of her service to her patients, Nthabiseng embarked on several professional courses, starting with Midwifery and Paediatrics and picking up a BA Cur and Master’s degree along the way, as well as qualifications in Infection Control and Biotechnics. This constant drive to improve herself, and her commitment to care for her patients (instilled by her mother) led to her receiving numerous awards and rising to senior management positions in the Public Health Sector. Following her retirement from the Public Sector in 2008, she worked with a number of Health NGOs in support of Public Sector health Districts with regard to HIV and Antiretroviral rollout programmes, and was closely involved with those NGOs’ support efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nthabiseng has served on a number of boards and Committees, including the Nursing Association, which is now DENOSA, as well as the Cancer Association, the Lesedi Centre of Hope for HIV Management Committee, the Victim Empowerment Centre, and the Nursing Council Appeal Committee. She is a devout Catholic, and a long-standing and active member of the Catholic Women’s League.