Trinidadian born nurse wins top prize in the US

POSTED : 22 Jan 2021

Trinidadian born Nurse and Adventist Church member has won the 2020 Nurse of the Year Award in the area of Nursing Practice in Wisconsin.

Mrs Aniqueka Scott-Moulton is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a past member of the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is the daughter of the late Julian Scott a long-serving First Elder of the same church and is the fifth of six children. 

She credits her time in church as preparation for all that God had in store for her. Aniqueka stated that she served God in whatever capacity such as Vacation Bible School teacher, in the Sabbath School Department,  Treasury and was involved in various areas of the church. She calls her service in Church as her "first training ground in leadership and interpersonal communication".

A graduate of University of the West Indies and the University of Montemorelos a private coeducational Adventist university in Montemorelos, Mexico. Her last program was a one-year accelerated nursing program at the University of Wisconsin Madison. 

She was drawn to the health Ministry by a strong lingering belief that God had more in store for her than simply a job. In the days right after UWI, she stated being involved in healing Ministry with Rondell Timothy. After completing an MPH ( Masters in Public Health) and returning to Trinidad, she shared her frustration of being told that her education was 'good for being a clerk', but at the leading of God, her next chapter was Haiti under the auspices of the Adventist Health System, which cemented her desire to enter the nursing profession fully.

Mrs Scott-Moulton currently works in the UWHealth system in the Intermediary Care Unit. She stated this is the unit just before critical care and is demanding, but stated God has been faithful, even when faced with racism and the challenges of care in a CoVID Pandemic. 

She was nominated by a colleague for one of two Practice awards and was chosen the winner from over sixty submissions. According to Jessi Kendall's (oncology, haematology and palliative care RN) Twitter account, 'it was a pleasure to nominate my amazing colleague Aniqueka Scott!! Fellow @UWNursing grad,   @UWHealth co-worker…” ttps://t.co/V9Oglae2EU

Aniqueka shared an amazing testimony of the grace and leading of God and encourages young people to put God first and let Him lead. We will present the full feature story based on the interview with her at a later date.

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