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Olivia Bahemuka

Olivia Bahemuka

Olivia Bahemuka joined Belmont University August 2017 as Assistant Professor of Nursing. Dr. Bahemuka comes to Belmont from University of Illinois at Chicago’s Human Resources for Health Program Consortium with the government of Rwanda; where she worked as Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor the past 2.5 years. Previously, Olivia completed a post-doc fellowship that required her spending a year in Uganda and Botswana working with AIDS/HIV and TB National Programs. Olivia’s nursing practice experience includes working as Advanced Nurse Coordinator for Hematology-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant at UAB Hospital, coordination of regional professional nursing education with the Charlotte Area Health Education Center, a part of the greater NC AHEC; and critical coronary care nursing with Carolinas Healthcare System. Working with organizations like Hearts Afire, and churches like Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, and Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte; Olivia has helped organize and lead numerous medical mission groups to Uganda; an endeavor she started as a nursing student at Queens University where she led her graduating class on the college’s first international student medical experience to Africa in 1997.

Contact Information
Email: olivia.bahemuka@belmont.edu
Phone: 615-460-6703

Education
Postdoc Fellowship (Global Health Leadership) University of Washington, Seattle, WA
DNP (Executive Nurse Leadership) University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
MSN (Management of Health Systems) Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
BSN (General Nursing) Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
BA (Christian Education) Kuyper College – Grand Rapids, MI

Interests
Global health initiatives in education and practice; Innovations in quality improvement in healthcare, Evidence based practice and Community engagement; Inter- professional/case based education.

Personal Statement
I hold the world view that I have been placed on this earth for the overall purpose – to glorify and enjoy God to the full. Therefore, I approach and view all my roles – nurse, teacher, friend, sister, neighbor etc. from this perspective with the hope to guide, encourage, love, persuade and support others toward their life purpose. Eccl. 12:13.




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