The development and professionalization of nursing in Vietnam

Van Ngoc Bich Nguyen, Anh Phuong Hoang, Thi Thanh Huong Nguyen, Huyen Thi Hoa Nguyen

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This article provides a snapshot of the development of nursing education and practice in Vietnam and the impact of historical and socioeconomic factors of the last few decades. The Vietnamese government has played an instrumental role in shaping the professionalization of nursing while also presenting challenges to the evolving profession with its sometimes-conflicting policies/strategies. To tackle these challenges, the increased involvement of nursing experts who have in-depth understanding of contemporary nursing practice is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-685
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Forum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • development of nursing
  • nursing
  • professionalization
  • Vietnam

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