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Electives in Vietnam for Nursing Students

  • Placement location: Hanoi
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous nursing training
  • Requirements: You must be a student studying nursing. If you are not an elective student please go to our standard Nursing in Vietnam project page.
  • Types of Placement: Hospital
  • Accommodation: While you are in Vietnam, you will live with other Projects Abroad volunteers in shared apartments, or we also have a small number of host family options available.
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A nurse volunteering in Vietnam helps treat a patient at a hospital in Vietnam.

If you are a nursing student, you can take your Nursing Elective with Projects Abroad at one of our placements in Vietnam. We have placements available in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

As a student on a Nursing Elective, your role will be mainly observational. You will learn about many new medical conditions as you will be exposed to many diseases you would not normally see at home and gain a greater understanding of healthcare in Vietnam. Your placement may be challenging, but thoroughly rewarding.

You must be a student studying nursing to do an Elective placement.

Nursing Student Electives in Vietnam with Projects Abroad

As a Nursing Elective intern you will be placed according to your specialism. In the city hospital you can work in departments such as orthopedics, pediatrics, and plastic surgery. Showing initiative and building a good relationship with your fellow colleagues will enable you to get the most out of your internship.

While you are in Vietnam, you will live with other Projects Abroad volunteers in shared accommodation. Our volunteer community is also at hand for you to spend time with on your time off. There is a lot to do and see in Vietnam and plenty of other volunteers to experience it with.

Nursing Student Electives in Vietnam are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

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