Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds and Shared Governance: How Innovation and Empowerment Are Transforming Nursing Practice at Thanh Nhan Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam

G L. Crow
Gregory A. DeBourgh, University of San Francisco


The Vietnam Nurse Project has been operating in Hanoi since 2007. Its primary purpose is to improve nursing education through curriculum development, faculty development, and the introduction of a more student-centric teaching and learning environment. The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds component of the project is an academic-practice partnership between the Vietnam Nurse Project at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Thanh Nhan Hospital intensive care unit. Its goal is to improve nursing practice in the Thanh Nhan Hospital intensive care unit. The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds is a fully interactive real-time synchronous computer technology–assisted point-to-point program that provides ongoing evidence-based staff development and consultative services.