Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Angela Njenga, MHA, BSN, RN

University of Utah
PhD Student

Angela is currently a PhD in Nursing student at the University of Utah. She received her Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She later came to the U.S. were she obtained her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Angela is a past recipient of the Frederick Lawson Scholarship Award. She has also been awarded various graduate teaching assistantships which have allowed her to gain valuable experience in nursing education. Angela enjoys every aspect of teaching nursing students and it is with this passion that she has chosen to follow a path in nursing education. She is currently pursuing the Nursing Education Post Graduate Certificate concurrent with her graduate degree program. Angela also serves as a volunteer academic tutor for Sudanese refugee women attending local community colleges and universities in Utah. Her research interests include refugee, immigrant, ethnic and minority women's health, perinatal health disparities and community based research. Angela is currently working on her dissertation on Somali refugee women perinatal health disparities.