Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

author of The Sacrament of the Goddess and The Hospital at the End of the World. find them on Amazon! My sixth trip to Nepal to teach nursing starts May 2014, but this time I have funding to extend it for a whole academic year. Nepal is a great country and the people here are wonderful to me. In May 2014 my second book, The Sacrament of the Goddess, was published. Find it on Amazon. I think more Americans need to learn about Global Health. The best way is to send them out as "boots on the ground" but that is not possible. The second-best way is to give them "eyes to see boots on the ground" - and so - the novel of Nepal! I maintain three blogs. You can find the list in the blogroll. On YouTube, look for the "Joe Niemczura Channel". and finally go to FaceBook to find the Fan Page for each of my books, The Hospital at the End of the World or The Sacrament of the Goddess. send me an email!

All Nepali nurses who want to go to UK need to read this


Summary: even if you do not read all the way to the bottom, click here to go to the FaceBook page for The Center for Medical Simulation Pvt., Ltd and click on “like.”  Also, subscribe to this blog for further … Continue reading

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CCNEPal Updated Schedule as of August 21 2014


Hi – Book Update My novel, The Sacrament of the Goddess, will be published in Nepal in September, around the 17th when I get back from the Terai. I invite all my friends to celebrate with me here. I want … Continue reading

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focus on Bag-Valve-Mask Devices in Nepal hospitals


This will be a short post. Bag-Valve-Mask CCNEPal always goes over bag-valve-mask devices as part of the 2-day and 3-day class. We have decided to amplify the material we give students on this subject. We did some internet research and wrote … Continue reading

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Updated Schedule for CCNEpal 2014 as of July 21, 2014


Where have I been? Just got back from two weeks in the Terai. Mostly Bharatpur but also Biratnagar. I loved the people in Biratnagar, though I was so busy teaching I really never left the hotel. I taught “double session” … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t we read about the real Nepal?


The Sacrament of the Goddess is about Nepal, but not the Nepal you usually read about. This book is about Nepalis, not Western mountain climbers. Nobody climbs Everest. Everybody here is trying to lead a good life. Nepal is a fine … Continue reading

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doing ICU care in Bharatpur, Nepal – dispelling the myths


quick advert – buy my second book about health care in Nepal. It’s a novel that draws upon my experiences here. It is about contemporary Nepal, and nobody in the book climbs Mount Everest or goes through a harrowing accident … Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Atttitude toward megacode scenarios in Nepal


quick advert: My second book is a novel, but the medical details represent real situations and of course, the intent is to convey the feeling of being in a small medical community in a remote area of Nepal. You can … Continue reading

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