About Adrienne Bogatie



  • 1990
    B.G. Alexander

    Diploma in General nursing

    I was one of the last students to do the old 3-year diploma at B.G. Alexander which is now closed. I trained at the Johannesburg Hospital, now Charlotte Maxeke hospital. I worked as a company clinic sister for 3 years, practising community nursing (examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients). I taught nursing for a number of years as a clinical facilitator. I worked in a busy Emergency Department as a shift leader for 3 years and as a night supervisor for 1 year. I currently work part-time for an Orthopedic Surgeon specialising in sports injuries.

  • 2000
    H.E.L.P Training Academy


    I completed both my Basic Life Support and Intermediate Lifes Support certificates at H.E.L.P. I then went on to work for the college and teach CPR and First Aid.

  • 2020
    World Chefs Academy

    Pre-Commis Chef

    I did a pre-commis (prep- chef) course online through the World Chefs Academy.


  • 1991 - 1996
    Dr Michael Setzer

    Registered Nurse

    I worked first as his practice nurse and phlebotomist, I then went on to work for him running a company clinic at a company with over 1000 employees. I left the day before my son was born. I wanted to be a stay at home mom.

  • 2000 - 2002
    H.EL.P training Academy

    Medic and Instructor

    I worked as a CPR instructor and First Aid instructor until the owner closed and left the country.

  • 2002 - 2006
    Broadway Pharmacy

    Clinic Sister

    I worked as a clinic sister, seeing to dressings and wound care, vaccinations, patient education and other medical related queries. I worked until the store closed down

  • 2007 - 2012
    Arwyp Training Institute

    Clinical Facilitator

    I taught clinical skills to care-workers, first and second-year nursing students. I helped with clinical examinations for all students from the first to the fourth year. During that time I presented lectures using PowerPoint, as well as setting exams using outcomes-based education principals. I taught classes of up to 70 students. I did clinical assessments with students in the ward. I scheduled students duty times and leave, dealing with all student HR-related queries. I left due to a conflict of Ethics

  • 2007 - 2010
    Netcare Linksfield Clinic

    Emergency Department Nurse

    I worked in the Emergency Department, doing Triage, and as a shift leader in charge of a team of 8 nurses and registered nurses. Record keeping and stock ordering.

  • 2012 - 2014
    Netcare Linksfield Clinic

    Night Supervisor

    As a night supervisor, I was in charge of the Hospital, wards and staff, as well as the patient liaison. This involved ward rounds, speaking to patients, problem-solving and ward admission.

  • 2015 - Present
    Dr Bradley Gelbart

    Practice Nurse

    I work in the practice, doing patient care and wound care. I assist with injections, giving health education to patients, book theatre cases and assist in theatre. I started working full time but moved to part-time in 2018.

  • 2015 - Present
    Kashering Your Life


    Kashering Your Life is my own blog and fledgeling company. It is a side hustle for the moment. I write articles on household budgeting, household organisation and meal planning specifically for the South African market. I have written for People Magazine (Sept 2016), Jewish Life Magazine, July 2018, May 2019 and July 2020. I co-host a communal radio show about cooking on Chaifm 101.9, I present workshops and give public talks on the topics of my blog.


Household budgeting
Review writing
public speaking
Household management advice
Meal planning
Adult teaching



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