Program Structure


The students are exposed to two types of clinical postings during their course of study.

  1. General postings
  2. Specific postings

General Postings

Each student is exposed to thirty three (33) weeks of general clinical posting during the three years of general nursing training. The wards/clinics used for the posting are the various wards of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital and they are grouped as follows:

  1. A.    Medical/Surgical unit
  • Male Medical Ward (MMW)
  • Female Medical Ward (FMW)
  • Male Surgical Ward (MSW)
  • Female Surgical Ward (FSW)
  • Accident and Emergency (A/E)
  • Children Emergency Ward (CHER)
  • Children’s Ward (CHW)
  • Paediatric extension ward (PAED. EXT.)
  1. B.     General Outpatient Department (GOPD)
  • Children Outpatient (CHOP)
  • Medical Outpatient Unit (MOP)
  • Surgical Outpatient unit (SOP)
  1. C.    CLINICS
  • Heart to Heart clinic
  • Direct Observed Therapy Short Course (DOTS)
  • Retroviral Disease Paediatric (RVD Paed.) clinic
  • Retroviral Disease Adult (RVD Adult) clinic
  1. D.    Obstetrics and Gynaecological Department
  • Labour ward
  • Lying in ward
  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Health visiting Unit
  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
  1. E.     Theatre/Oncology unit
  • Theatre (main)
  • Anaesthetic department (Main)
  • Theatre OBA
  • Recovery Room unit (Rec. Rm) unit.


  1. Obstetrics and Gynaecological posting

Duration – 3 weeks

Wards/clinics – Antenatal clinic (ANC)

–          Labour ward (LW)

–          Health visiting unit (HVU)

–          Lying in ward

–          Special care baby unit.


Duration – 8 weeks

VENUE – Neuropsychiatric Hospital Nawfia

Njikoka LGA Anambra State.

  1. Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastic Surgery Orientation posting

Duration – 3 weeks

Venue – National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu

  1. Community Posting/Experience

Duration – 3 weeks

Venue –Different health Centres in Ekwusigo Local Government Area

They include

  • Awor Primary Health Centre
  • Nza Health Center, Ozubulu
  • Referal Health Center, Ihembosi
  • Ibollo Health Center, Oraifite
  • Isingwu Health Center,  Oraifite
  • Model Primary Health Center,  Ihembosi
  • Egbema Primary Health Center, Ozubulu
  • Afor Ilo Health Center, Ozubulu
  • Referal Primary Health Care center, Ichi