Winifred A. Ade-Taku ARNP, FNP-C, DNP


Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Name of Undergraduate Institution: Norfolk State University

Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: Nursing Major

Name of Nursing School: Hampton University

Favorite Quote: “As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it” and “ What an old man sees sitting down, a young man cannot see standing up” – African Proverbs

Contact Info:
Facebook: AskWinifred
Instagram: @mylembox

Additional Links:
My Lem Box is a website for women trying to conceive. We provide information and core essential products you need if you are Trying For a Baby. We also welcome any OBGYN physicians who want to partner with us.

Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?

I enjoy primary care and preventive medicine. Visit @askwinifred on Instagram and Facebook to see what I do.

If you could go back and have a chat with your 1st year postgraduate self, what would you tell her?

Take it easy and know that you will make it; I had so much anxiety even though I was a good student. I had so much pressure from my family, or so I thought. But I had to make it, it’s the African way for kids to do well in America.

What advice would you give to a nursing student looking to pursue a similar path as yours?

A recommendation letter. It is very difficult to get to know someone who is willing to know or mentor you, so they can provide a letter of recommendation or reference. I am willing to do that for a colleague.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

FLEXIBILITY and the pay is good, but that flexibility is what allowed me to take a second job as a professor and start a small business; or @mylembox on Instagram and Facebook.

How do you manage to balance your work life, your romantic relationship, and your family life?

From advice of my parents, through experience and from the book “Memoirs of a Working Mother” on Amazon; the author is the amazing Linda Nkwenti. The book has greatly inspired me.

Do you have any passions outside of treating patients? If so, what are they and how do you find time to pursue these passions?

Providing information and help for women who are trying to conceive. I encourage #tryingtoconceive women to visit and if you have any questions just email me.

What do you like to do for fun?

Spending time with my children and husband.

Thank you for sharing all of this with us Winnie, you are very much appreciated! Your perspective in the field of healthcare is very important and needs to be heard! Keep on doing great things in your career and inspiring others!

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Posted on March 25th, 2019

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