A Wesley Homes RN Case Manager goes above and beyond to further her education and career by earning her doctorate!
Congratulations to Millicent Mbua, RN, DNP, who recently earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She works as an RN Case Manager for Wesley Homes At Home, the Medicare- and Medicaid-certified division of Wesley Homes Home Health. She has gone above and beyond to help support her family and make the most of her opportunities for education.
Millicent has been with Wesley Homes for four years and has lived in the U.S. even longer. After emigrating from Kenya to the U.S. in 2004, she worked three jobs in Boston, Massachusetts, to support her family and fund her schooling. In Kenya, schooling is an esteemed privilege, which is why Millicent has continuously made the most of her opportunity to further her education in America. With her schooling, she was able to begin work as a CNA. In 2012, she moved to Washington to marry her husband and became part of the Wesley Homes family. To earn her doctorate, she began working on several projects, one of which was a quality improvement project that ended up reducing hospital readmission rates from 16 percent to 9 percent. She has also helped develop evidence-based care protocols. On May 7, 2016, she received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with 20 members of her family flying in to see her graduate.
Working and going to school at the same time wasn’t easy, and Millicent experienced several workplaces that didn’t accommodate an employee’s personal goals. At previous jobs, Millicent would often come home from work not wanting to go back. At Wesley Homes, Millicent said her coworkers fully appreciated and supported her goals to continue her education while working. She is especially grateful to Melinda Moore, Executive Director of Wesley Homes Home Health.
“We want you to be able to come to work, go to school, and get enough sleep,” Melinda told Millicent. That was something none of Millicent’s previous employers had said to her.
Melinda recalled, “She was the first nurse I had hired for Wesley Homes At Home, and I was immediately impressed by her intellect and caring nature. She has a good heart and really listens to her patients.”
The two women have another connection. Millicent’s sister and brother-in-law in Boston had personally given care to Melinda’s parents, which helped give Melinda great peace of mind.
Millicent’s mother, Alice, also works in Wesley Homes Home Health and is very proud of her daughter’s success. Millicent also helps others meet their educational goals through the Kenyan Christian Fellowship in America, an organization that helped her when she first came to the U.S.
Millicent has continuously worked to support her family, pursue her educational opportunities and help others. She is a hard-working, magnanimous caregiver who represents Wesley Homes’ mission and strengthens our community. At Wesley Homes, we’re proud of our staff and celebrate Millicent’s accomplishments.
Thanks for sharing the wonderful news! Congratulations to Millicent on a wonderful achievement!
An American Dream realized! What a powerful example of perseverance.
Congratulations! A long and difficult journey finally over. Well done!
Millicent, we are so proud of you! It is a pleasure to work with you at WHAH. God bless you in all you do.
Am proud of you mrs mbua
What you see in Faith Mbua is what you get, she is selfless person who has helped many achieve their educational goals, serves in her local Church, and has become a role model and an asset to the community. Go on Dr. You have done all of us all proud!
We are proud to be part of Millicent ‘s life and it has always been a blessing meeting her. She has always enriched her peers with words of intelligence and wow the far she has gone has been through the hand of our Father may his name be praised always. Congratulations Mrs Mbua!
Well done Millicent and praise be to God for His faithfulness.
Congratulations Mrs. Mbua. You are such a woman of vision.
Pongezi sana Dr Faith Millicent Mburu Mbua.
an icon full of charisma and swag of excellence, a role model of this age congrats I salute you
Proud of you my dear sister. You Rock. What can we say to the Lord rather than to praise Him? All glory,honor and majesty is to you God.
Congratulations Millicent. We are very proud of you. We know it has taken the hand of God and hard work and dedication. May God continue to bless you and keep you to be an inspiration to our community . All the best.
A super cute role model.
Congratulations Dr. Mbua, for such a great achievement.
The story of Dr. Faith Mbua is like something out of the story books. It is indeed an inspiring one. Congratulations to you my sister. This proves that anything you set your mind to, and enthusiastically pursue, is achievable when you put your trust in God to help you get there…Well done!