Tra Vinh University honours Nurses on International Nurses Day


Tra Vinh University (TVU) commemorates International Nurses Day on May 12th, 2024, with a heartfelt gathering that brought together faculty, students, and healthcare professionals.

The event honored generations of nurses for their unwavering commitment to patient well-being.

In attendance are Dr. Phan Quoc Nghia, Vice Rector of Tra Vinh University, along with many leaders from departments, offices, Tra Vinh Provincial Department of Health; Tra Vinh General Hospital; Tra Vinh Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital; Tra Vinh Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital; Tra Vinh University Hospital; Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital; Tien Giang General Hospital; Dong Thap Medical College; Tra Vinh Traditional Medicine Hospital; visiting lecturers, Nursing Faculty; the MEET (Medical Education Exchange Teams) organization; and 450 nursing students.

Dr. Phan Quoc Nghia, Vice President of TVU, highlighted nurses’ critical role in healthcare systems worldwide.

At the gathering, Dr Phan Quoc Nghia – Vice-Rector of the university, affirms the important and noble role of the nursing profession in the health system, contributing to human health and happiness. He expresses deep gratitude and respect for the generations of nursing staff who silently dedicated themselves to this noble career.

Dr. Doan Duong Chi Thien, Vice-Rector of TVU’s Medicine and Pharmacy School, emphasized the significance of international integration in the nursing field.

Dr. Doan Duong Chi Thien, Vice-Rector of TVU’s Medicine and Pharmacy School, shares that this is an opportunity for nursing staff, employees, and students to better understand the profession’s history and development toward international integration. Leaders must also recognize and commend nurses’ silent but enormous contributions nationwide, encouraging them to love their profession even more.

Mr. Tram Minh Quang, Vice Head of the Organization Department, Tra Vinh Department of Health and President of the Provincial Nursing Association, discusses the milestones and contributions of the nursing profession during its development into an academic field. He also clarifies the theme “Our Nursing, Our Future, The Economic Value of Nursing Care.”

On the same day, various activities occur, such as students watching the documentary “Florence Nightingale” about the founder of modern nursing, answering questions, and lucky draws.


The exchange program with nursing students features special artistic performances expressing pride in their profession. Notably, a lantern procession ceremony is held – a ritual expressing gratitude to those who have contributed to the nursing field in a solemn yet warm atmosphere, with many delegates and students participating.

Nguyen Thanh Truc, a 2022 nursing student, shares: “Today’s event makes me very emotional. As a nursing student, I feel extremely proud of my profession and the great contributions of the nursing staff to community healthcare.”

On this occasion, the organizers award prizes to students who won the “Health Content Creation” and “Gratitude Letter” contests. Students created health-related content using images, sounds, videos, and vivid letters.

Van Thi Thuy Dung – Nursing A class of 2020, won first prize; Luu Thao Nguyen – Nursing C class of 2021, won second prize; and Bui Nhat Hao – Nursing C class of 2021, won third prize in the Health Content Creation contest.
Nguyen Nghi Lam – Nursing B class of 2020, won first prize; Le Thuy Hang – Nursing B class of 2021, won second prize; and Huynh Kieu Nhi – Nursing B class of 2023, won third prize in the Gratitude Letter contest.

Some images of the lantern procession ceremony: