Tell us about your partnerships
The Vietnam Ministries of Education/Training and Health, and nurse and physician leaders, have identified the need for improved nurse education and expanded practice capacity to meet the health care needs of its citizens. Partners include: Bach Mai SON (focus: teacher & curriculum development, student & faculty exchanges); Vietnam University of Traditional Medicine SON (focus: establish masters & baccalaureate programs); An Khanh SON (focus: teacher & curriculum development); Thanh Nhan Medical Center (focus: improve standards & scope of nursing practice & nurse leadership).
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
At this time the innovation grant we are seeking will fund the pilot to develop, implement, and evaluate process and impact of Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds as an economically-sustainable, easily-accessible, point-of-care consultation and staff development model to enable collaboration among nurses providing direct patient care to improve patient outcomes. Through publications, the innovation will be disseminated to nursing communities worldwide.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
The Project enjoys the ongoing contributions of an effective, well-established, productive team. Additionally, we have been diligent in learning the values, customs, and business approach of our Vietnam partners and are committed to advancing our shared agenda to improve the education of healthcare providers and subsequently improve the health of Vietnam’s citizens. At TNH, our chosen site to implement the innovation project, we have established trusting and enduring relationships with our nurse colleagues and physician leaders. This relationship is sustained because the VNP has continued to visit, provide consultations and educational programs, and we have delivered everything we have promised.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Internal grants at USF have now been exhausted. Funding of this innovation grant will enable us to involve additional nurse experts, students, and nurse leaders to create synergy in our efforts to improve nursing practice in Vietnam. Our volunteer participants represent California, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona.