The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing
Patients in Ward
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The Vietnam Nurse Project is an international academic and practice partnership in Hanoi between the University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and the Bach Mai Medical Nursing School and Medical Center, Vietnam University of Traditional Medicine School of Nursing, Thanh Nhan Medical Center, and the An Khanh Nursing School.


To improve the health and well-being of the people of Vietnam by improving education, training, and practice standards of the nurses who care for them.


To create a new generation of nurse leaders who will partner with the Ministry of Heath, Ministry of Education and Training, and Vietnam nurse leaders to develop a more effective system of nurse education and practice.

Strategies to accomplish the mission:
  • Develop curricular standards to reflect Western and International nurse education standards.
  • Develop the teaching skills of nurse faculty in support of the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Training for university faculty.
  • Assist nurse faculty in the use of computer-based instructional methods so students can learn anywhere anytime.
  • Ensure that nurse education and training, and practice are focused on the existing and emerging health care priorities as established by the Ministry of Health.
  • Improve nurse practice standards

Project Director's Updates

Article in Nurse Week, March 21, 2011

Article in The Bridge, USF School of Nursing Newsletter

Article from USF Newsroom