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International Nursing Internships in Vietnam

Project Overview
  • ROLE: To work alongside skilled hospital staff in a number of different departments within the hospital
  • Requirements: Interns must have completed at least one year of medical related studies
  • ACCOMMODATION: Host family or shared volunteer apartment
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

Projects Abroad intern at a Nursing placement learns how to take vital signs on a fellow intern in Vietnam.

Projects Abroad offers Nursing internships in Vietnam to those looking to gain work experience and broaden their medical knowledge. Interns on this project will work in a city hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. These internships offer a direct insight into how local procedures and patient support are carried out in Vietnam compared to back home.

Nursing interns work in a fast paced environment and have various departments to choose from, including pediatrics, orthopedics, and urology. These departments will be well equipped and near the standard of departments in North American hospitals.

Interning as a Nurse in Vietnam with Projects Abroad

As a Nursing intern, your role is to help prepare surgical equipment for surgery, transfer patients to the operating rooms, and observe and care for patients after their surgeries.

Interns must have completed at least one year of medical related studies by the time they join this project.

Projects Abroad interns attend a presentation at their medical placement in Vietnam, Asia

Showing initiative and building a good relationship with your fellow nurses will enable you to get the most out of your internship. Local staff will also be eager to practice their English with you, so you should spend some of your time speaking with them and you could even teach some informal English lessons.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Vietnam Medicine & Healthcare
Management Plan

Your workday will normally be from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. You will live with other Projects Abroad volunteers in shared accommodation or with a local host family. In your free time, you can explore Hanoi and discover your surroundings with other volunteers in the community.

Nursing internships in Vietnam are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

Vietnam Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan

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