Medical City Plano April 14, 2016

Vietnamese Nurses Seek Educational Opportunity at Medical City Plano

Medical City Plano (MCP) is helping advance healthcare worldwide, by hosting students from Vietnam that are pursuing a Master’s Degree in nursing. Five students, two teachers and one translator, from Nam Dinh University of Nursing in Nam Dinh, will spend the day shadowing MCP’s nurse leaders on Wednesday, April 6.

“We warmly welcome the students and faculty from Vietnam as they learn more about nursing in the United States,” said Sandy Haire, Chief Nursing Office at Medical City Plano. “MCP is proud to host these students as they aim to improve patient care in their homeland.”

While visiting Medical City Plano, the students will be paired with nurses in leadership roles to observe the positive impact made by nurses in the healthcare environment. The students, who are currently nurses in Vietnam, practice in subpar environments where medical care is often limited.

“At Medical City Plano, we are providing world-class care to our community,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano. “We are pleased to share our expertise with these students as they strive to expand their knowledge of best practices in nursing.”

Once the students arrive at Medical City Plano, they will be able to observe patient care across a broad array of sub-specialties.

About Medical City Plano

Medical City Plano this year celebrates 40 years of caring for residents of Collin and adjoining counties. It is a full-service, 493-bed, acute-care facility with more than 1,600 employees, and 1,000-plus physicians representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Medical City Plano is a Level II Trauma Center, a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center, a Level III NICU, Collin County’s first Chest Pain Accredited hospital and the county’s first burn center. The hospital also holds Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Visit for more information.