Faculty of Nursing – Medical  Technology was established according to Decision No. 1026/QĐ-ĐHYPNT dated July 27, 2011  of Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine. The faculty includes 12 Departments, the Administrative Section and other relative sections.


Department of Fundamental Nursing

Department of Clinical Nursing

Department of Community Health Nursing

Department of Anesthetic Nursing

Department of Nursing Management and Scientific Research

Department of Midwifery

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Department of Medical Imaging Technology

Department of Physiotherapy

Department of Clinical Medicine

Department of Emergency and Paramedic Nursing

Department of Optometry


Office Sections

Administrative Section

  • Secretariat
  • Training Section
  • International Cooperation Section
  • Head Administration Section

Other relative sections

  • Nursing Lab Unit
  • Self-studying Unit
  • Producing and Maintaining Equipment Unit


History of Training at the School

  • The former foundation of the School is the Department of Health Care which was set up in 1989, and then was changed into the Nursing – Midwifery Department in November, 2009.
    In the period between 1989 and 2009, the  Department also trained Nursing and Midwifery at elementary and intermediate levels.
  • From 2010, the School has been assigned the task of training Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree by The University and The Ministry of Education and Training (44 graduates in the first program).
    Since 2011, the School has undertaken the program which trained Nursing via the form of part-time training (123 graduates in the first program).
  • In 2012, the School started training Nursing in level 1 by the mission from the Ministry of Health (47 graduates in the first program)
  • In 2013, the School began to organize the courses of Continuing Medical Education (CME) with a wide range of themes which caters for upgrading particularly extensive expertise for different types of learners.
  • In 2014, the School and the University were accepted by the Ministry of Health to be one of the four Nursing Schools all over the country that participated in the second step of the project in which teaching methods need to achieve academic standards.
  • The number of students who are trained by the School has been increasing gradually with an approximately corresponding growth in the need of medical workforce in Ho Chi Minh City, while the quality has been also taken into account significantly.
  • The School’s strategic visions and orientation are fully transparent, and they are equated roughly with the mutual growth of the University and the Ho Chi Minh’s Healthcare System in both the short term and the long term. One of them would become a School that  acquires its prestige in implementing scientific research and training Nurses, Midwives, Medical Technicians for medical labor market in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces since 2015.
  • During years, especially the period from 2008 till now, the School has been making a huge effort so as to gain the significant development in the task of training for various objects such as nurses, midwives, medical technicians both quantitatively and qualitatively that satisfies the appetite of the healthcare’s workforce. Asides from this, the implementation of policies in which learners’ job positions are sorted by their academic performance, granted financial supports when they are able to indicate outstanding outcomes despite of their humble background, and so forth, become an icon and a considerable incentive for all students.

The recent Nursing training courses have been demonstrating:

  • In 2010, Full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (first program) had 44 enrollments while the number in 2011 was 42 and it grew to 150-200 students/year in 2012.
  • Part-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (first program) trained 123 students in total in 2011, and increased to 150-200 students/year in 2012.
  • Nursing level 1 had been first trained in 2012 and continued to operate with the average limited-enrollment from 25 to 30 students/year.
  • Courses of Continuing medical education (CME) have been run since 2013 with widely diverse contents, including nursing management,  central sterilization, anesthesia techniques, training professionals in taking care of ailing and elderly people.
  • The outcomes of the School have gained particularly well-earned reputation when most graduates are employed by different medical facilities in the City and obtain high evaluation regarding quality. At present, the School is considered as one of the -name and trustworthy places in training the medical workforce.
  • Expanding majors in recent years such as Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, Bachelor of  Paramedic Science, Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation, Graduate programs and CME; and the cooperating with other international nursing universities training high-qualitiey nurses are giant leaps and notable achievements of the School

Development strategies in the period of 2015 to 2020 and visions in 2025

Stage of 2015 to 2020:

  • After 5 years of establishment and growth, in the next years between 2015 and 2020, with the steady improvement of the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, the School is supposed to develop sustainably and turn into the Training Center in Nursing – Medical  Technology in the South of Viet Nam based on the essential factors below:
  • Over 80% of well-qualified teaching staff possess graduate degrees and have great ability in order to assure effectively in taking on graduate programs at least 1 to 3 majors. In this situation, the School always pioneers in building standard teaching staff and strive to be the first university over the country employing Ph.D and Assoc. Prof. instructors in Nursing. (Now, the University is one of the first universities having Ph.D degrees in Nursing in the South and the whole Vietnam).  When members of the teaching staff are still students in the University, they are recruited, trained, oriented, etc.
  • With first-class and modern infrastructure that is on a par with largest universities in the country and other countries in the same area, important, notable, and unique achievements serve well teaching theories and practicing clinical skills at medical facilities and communities. Particularly, the School is proud of its first place in pioneering in training clinical skills for general medical students, nurses, midwives, medical technicians, and so forth, with different levels by the breakthrough of “Simulation Hospital”, teamwork training and OSCE from the year 2015.
  • Boosting the quality of education programs by applying “academic standards” in training Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Technology and widening the cooperation with international nursing universities lean toward standard programs and global certificates for Vietnamese Nurses.

Stage of 2020 to 2025:

  • Basing on the aforementioned success, in the stage of 2020 to 2025, the supreme strategy of the School is to strive to be on par with other countries in the same area and partake in the list of top ten well-known schools with full criteria in training Nurses and Medical Technicians.