This is an evaluation of neonatal nurse continued professional development delivered in Vietnam. Course outcomes of participant academic and clinical performance, nurse feedback and service improvement were mapped to Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model. The data showed the nurses were proficient in technical skills but possessed limited autonomous clinical decision-making ability. The training enhanced their understanding of the evidence base underpinning neonatal care but their learning experience was restricted by limited academic resources available in Vietnamese. The evaluation concluded that to support the nurses construct their own practice knowledge, the training provision should be founded on their specific clinical and contextual needs rather than replicate existing programmes. Recommendations for their continued professional development is to build capacity amongst the local nursing workforce to ensure sustainability of learning and enhance clinical outcomes.
MacVicar, S. (2022). An evaluation of neonatal nurse professional development in Vietnam. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 28(6), 440-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2022.01.001