The Louise Herrington School of Nursing is an outstanding example of Baylor University’s commitment to worldwide leadership and service. Dean Shelley Conroy recently returned from a visit to Nam Dinh, Vietnam, where LHSON has been instrumental in the development of curriculum for the Nam Dinh National Nursing University. During her visit she provided advice and consultation regarding the potential for the development of a degree program for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Dean Conroy had the opportunity to meet with both the Deputy Minister of Health and three Vice Directors. Baylor University has a partnership with Nam Dinh National Nursing University whereby we consulted with them to start the first Master of Science Nursing degree in Vietnam four years ago. Every summer four to six faculty go to Nam Dinh National Nursing University to teach core courses in the MSN program. Their Rector requested that Dean Conroy come to Vietnam and speak to the Ministry of Health about developing advanced practice nursing in Vietnam with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as preparation.
LHSON also remains active in teaching and research in Hong Kong, India, and Zambia and plays a vital role in Baylor’s global health outreach efforts.