Bayelsa Medical University 200-Level Nursing Students Embark on a 15-week Practical Training at Federal Medical Center (FMC) Yenagoa under the Guidance of Dr. Mrs. Timighe  

Bayelsa Medical University is taking a significant stride towards enhancing the practical education of its nursing students by initiating a strategic partnership with FMC. As part of this collaboration, the nursing students will participate in weekly practical sessions at the Federal Hospital every Wednesday for the next 15 weeks, starting from Wednesday, 16th August, 2023.

Under the guidance of Dr. Mrs. Timighe, Head of Department for Nursing Science, the students will have the unique opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world clinical setting.

The collaboration with FMC represents a pivotal step in BMU’s commitment to offering holistic medical education. By working alongside experienced medical professionals, these students will gain insights that can't be replicated in a classroom setting, empowering them to excel in their future nursing careers.

Prof. Ebitimitula Nicholas Etebu, Vice-Chancellor of Bayelsa Medical University, expressed enthusiasm for this initiative, stating, "Our nursing students have acquired a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, and now it is time for them to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Clinical exposure is the bedrock of their future professional careers. This step is pivotal in cultivating professionalism within their chosen field and will profoundly influence their practice as nurses throughout their careers."

The 200-level nursing students are exuding excitement about this opportunity to dive into real healthcare practice. The chance to interact with patients, administer treatments, and collaborate with healthcare teams is seen as a pivotal moment in their academic journey. The trainings’ 15-week duration will provide the students with ample time to observe, learn, and actively contribute to the medical environment.

Bayelsa Medical University remains committed to providing its students with exceptional education and experiential learning opportunities. This partnership with FMC represents a significant step towards producing well-prepared nursing professionals who can make a positive impact on the healthcare landscape.


Luke Sarah Ugaile

For: Vice-Chancellor

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