Nursing: Pillar of Healthcare System

2024-05-08 16:26:00

That is the affirmation of PhD. Than Thi Thu Ba, Head of Department of Nursing, School of Medicine – VNU-HCM, at the Anniversary of International Nurses Day (12th May), which was held on the afternoon of 7th May.

The event was attended by MBA. Nguyen Hoang Dung, Standing Vice Dean, together with representatives of Faculties, Departments, Offices and more than 200 students of Department of Nursing.

In the speech about the International Nurses Day, PhD. Than Thi Thu Ba – Incharge of the Department of Nursing who is very enthusiastic and dedicated to the profession for ages, affirmed the particularly significant role of the Nursing profession, being the person to have most contact with patients for both physical caring and spiritual support. “As being considered the backbone of the Healthcare System, this profession’s prospect will be evaluated and positioned in accordance with its role in the near future.” PhD. Thu Ba shared. She also sent words of encouragement and upholding professional ethics to students- future nurses.

At the ceremony, on behalf of the Board of Deans, Standing Vice Dean – MBA. Nguyen Hoang Dung acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of the Department of Nursing’s lecturers, staff and students. In particular, although being young, this Department is very dynamic and has organised many meaningful activities to encourage the spirit of learning and creativity among students.

It was also at the ceremony that 10 awards were given to the teams participating in the “Almighty Student Contest” which has been held throughout the past 6 months with very creative and unique projects devised and implemented by the students. There were 2 first prizes, 2 second prizes, 2 third prizes and 4 consolation prizes.

At the ceremony, the most emotional time was the moment when the Head of Nursing Department recited the vows and handed candles to students, showing the inspiration and fostering the love of the profession for the next generation. The ritual of lighting candles has lodged in the hearts of attendees, especially future nurses, the sacred feelings, which were the pride of the profession and the noble mission of caring people’s health.

Alternating the ceremony, there was also a minigame “Lightning fast” with interesting questions related to the profession and musical performances performed by Nursing students themselves.