Student nurses benefit from Vietnam work experience
A group of nursing students from Victoria University has drawn a lot of positives from a challenging two weeks working in some of the most disadvantaged hospitals and orphanages in Vietnam.
The 10 students volunteered at Hanoi's National Paediatric Hospital, the Hoa Bihn Peace Village, (an orphanage for disabled victims of Agent Orange) and at Blue Dragon, an organisation that helps rescue trafficked children. Co-ordinator and tour leader Dr Susanne Kristy said the group from the university's St Albans Campus were challenged physically, academically and emotionally in a supported environment during their tour. "For many, this is a life-changing event," Kristy said. At the National Paediatric Hospital they worked in four areas: neonatal intensive care, neonatal surgery, oncology,...
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