Oladotun Olayiwola (Ola) was born and raised in Nigeria until his family moved to Tallahassee in 2000. Since his arrival, Tallahassee has felt like home. Growing up in Nigeria with Sickle Cell Anemia and limited access to health care was difficult but he learned how to be resilient, resourceful and to seek ways to live a healthy, fulfilled life. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he attended Florida A&M University and obtained a bachelors degree in nursing. His nursing career began at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare where he developed his craft as an RN for the past five years; He began in the Neurological Intermediate Care Unit and most recently he worked in the Cardiovascular Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, caring for some of the most critical patient populations. While working as a bedside nurse he received the Daisy Award and worked his way up to the position as Charge Nurse in the ICU where he was responsible for floor MET calls and maintaining the steady flow of the intensive care unit.
The experiences and lessons learned throughout this period lead him to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. His journey to become a nurse practitioner began while he continued to work tirelessly at bedside in the ICU. In 2019, he obtained is masters degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia. In the same year, he became board certified as an Advanced Registered Nurse with a concentration in Family Practice and licensed to practice medicine as an Advanced Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
He credits his accomplishments to the support of is family who have been part of his journey thus far. His two Nigerian parents Tayo & Kikelomo Olayiwola, sacrificed to make the American dream a reality for him and his sisters. His sisters, Bimpe and Bibitayo, are currently in graduate school with one pursuing a doctorate of medicine and the other pursuing a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. He enjoys spending the quality time with his family, traveling, bowling, and making new memories with remarkable people.