Sadiki’s journey as a nurse began before he finished high school in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo. He survived being shot in wartime and
separation from his wife, who believed he was dead. Half a world away from the
Congo, Sadiki is continuing his path in nursing in the United States through
the Workforce Improvement with Immigrant Nurses (WIIN) program at Clackamas
program at CCC prepares experienced foreign-educated nurses living in the U.S.
to enter the nursing workforce here and eases their transition into practice.
arrived in the U.S. in 2009 after working as a nurse in his home country for
more than 25 years. He graduated from
CCC’s WIIN program in December 2011 and plans to work in health administration,
working with the elderly.
“It’s been a
long road, but the WIIN Program has helped me very much – I have gained so much
professionalism as a nurse.”