Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, located in central Vietnam, is an academic center and government-run hospital. Established in 1957, the University has trained more than 12,000 health professionals in numerous health specialties, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, traditional medicine, and public health. The hospital provides health care service to a population of more than 20 million.
Working with the faculty of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy School of Nursing, HVO volunteers will provide guidance in post-graduate and Master's-level education in nursing. They will assist faculty with nursing education methods, and offer continuing education for current hospital nurses in topics identified by the nursing department. HVO volunteers will also assist with training workshops hosted throughout the year. These two-week workshops will focus on one to two topics identified by the hospital nursing department. Areas of interest include palliative care, research process, and methodologies for both didactic and clinical teaching.
HVO will recruit highly qualified active or retired nurses with a Master's degree in nursing and current license in the United States or Canada. Volunteers must have at least two years of teaching experience in nursing with expertise in a specific area. Assignments are a minimum of two weeks.
HVO's nursing education program is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Health Volunteers Overseas in a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education. HVO volunteers build local capacity by providing health care professionals in developing countries with the knowledge, skills and ability they need to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained health care professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. Since 1986, HVO staff and volunteers have collaborated with a variety of health institutions to design, develop and implement each HVO project, working toward better patient care around the globe in trauma care, child and maternal health, safe surgery, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. Visit www.hvousa.org to learn how you can help.