Yunus Kalule


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Yunus Kalule ’19, ’23 grew up in Uganda and immigrated to the United States in 2013 with dreams of pursuing his nursing degree. 

With the help from generous Regis donors, Kalule walked across the commencement stage in 2023 to receive his second degree at Regis—a Master of Science in Nursing—and is now an adult gerontology nurse practitioner.  

“I was overwhelmed with joy after learning of my scholarship support during my final year at Regis,” says Kalule. “It means so much to me, my family, and my community.”   

Kalule's story at Regis goes way back in 2017 when he enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. "Because of Regis' rigorous trainings and top-notch teaching system, I couldn't resist enrolling in the Regis Online MSN-AGNP (Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner) program," says Kalule.

"Yunus Kalule embodies the vision and mission of Regis College," says Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE, director of the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Regis. "He is intelligent, professional, and kind, and as a nurse practitioner he will be a clinical leader who will empower his patients and inspire his colleagues."  

"My scholarship will not only enable me to better the lives of people around me, but also the people of Uganda, a country with a provider-to-patient ratio of 1:24,000."

In addition to Kalule’s role as an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner in Dracut, Massachusetts, he has also worked as a traveling nurse for CoreMedical group and as a registered nurse at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Kalule says the life lessons he learned at Regis will help him become a well-rounded clinician. “I collaborated with people of all different ethnicities and backgrounds, and I know this knowledge will help me be a better provider to take care of anyone despite their story.”    

As a health care professional, Kalule looks forward to giving back to the community and people who have supported him.   

“As a provider, my Regis education will enable me to pay back my community and the people that have supported me on this journey. The recent case-in-point is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted that African Americans had the highest unaddressed comorbidities. My education will not only enable me to better the lives of people around me, but also the people of Uganda, a country with an approximate provider-to-patient ratio of 1:24,000."