She started her journey into Nursing in the year 1996 in the famous School of Nursing Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital, Zaria Nigeria, where she qualified as a Registered Nurse in the year 2000 with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. She proceeded to the Department of Nursing sciences Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria, immediately for the Bachelor of Nursing Science degree and graduated in the year 2005. She was also qualified as a Registered Midwife in the same year.
In 2008, She passed the exams for the West African College of Nursing and was awarded a fellow of West African College of Nursing with the Faculty of Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Midwifery) in March 2009.
In October 2009, Halima proceeded for a Master’s degree in one of the high profile universities in Nigeria, The University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, where she bagged a Master’s degree in Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Midwifery) in the year 2014.
In 2012, Halima sat and passed the exams for public health Nursing and was registered as a public health nurse with the Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria.
Halima won an international studentship in 2016, to undertake a Ph.D. study of the wellbeing of the Nigerian midwifery workforce, based in Cardiff University, United Kingdom. She is currently under the tutelage of Prof. Billie Hunter, who is a seasoned Professor of Midwifery at Cardiff University and two other supervisors named Dr Lucie Warrren and Dr. Dikaios Sekallariou.
Halima has published articles in high impact factor journals and have also presented papers at both national and international conferences.