The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing
Patients in Ward
VATM in class
Terrace farm
Nguyen in Simulator
Holding C cards

Faculty Exchanges

USF/SONHP faculty and our Vietnam partners have much to learn from each other. Vietnam nurse educators teaching abilities will be enhanced by experiencing and practicing student-centric learning. USF/SONHP faculty practice will be enhanced by a more thorough understanding of Eastern health care practices.

Currently, US citizens are spending over $12 billion USD on Eastern health practices. Therefore, US nurses must be better prepared to understand Eastern health care techniques and practices. Faculty from USF/SON have traveled to Hanoi to work at Bach Mai and Vietnam Academy of Traditional Medicine. Dr. Thuc Le Ba, the vice-director of the Bach Mai Nursing School visited USF/SONHP in September 2009 to observe how we educate nurses in the US. He also provided lectures to faculty and students regarding nursing education and practice in Vietnam.


DeBourgh and faculty
Faculty consultation with doctors Thuc and DeBourgh.
Students in class at Bach Mai
Nursing students at Bach Mai School of Nursing.
Thuc in sim lab
Dr. Thuc and Lisa Sabatini touring the USF Sim Lab.
DeBourgh teaching at Bach Mai
Dr. Greg DeBourgh teaching students at Bach Mai School of Nursing.
Nguyen in sim lab
Professor Helen Nguyen teaching simulation at Bach Mai.