Meera Nosek, CNM, MPH, CNL, PhD will visit Kathmandu Oct 26th to Nov 2nd


Introduction

Meera Nosek is a professor of nursing from the University of San Francisco, California USA. She teaches in the USF School of Nursing and in the MPH program there. She will be visiting Kathmandu soon, from Oct 26th 2013 to November 2nd. She has done previous work in global health nursing and she wishes to meet with professional colleagues while in Kathmandu. She contacted me to ask my advice. It is not often that a person with those kinds of credentials will visit KTM. I told her I would send word.

credentials

Professor Nosek has a doctoral degree from the University of California at San Francisco; a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley; and is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her usual teaching focus at USF is in the area of nursing research.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing scholarship. She is interested to learn more about the maternal-child health delivery system of Nepal.

a request to nurses of Nepal

My advice to her was to meet with nursing faculty, some of the larger teaching hospitals, and the Midwifery Association. If you are reading this, would you please contact her and help make it happen?

What she would like to do

Dr. Nosek has travelled to other countries but this is her first trip to Nepal. She will be learning about the culture and meeting the people.  She hopes to develop contacts within the Nepali Nursing Community for future collaboration. USF has a number of ongoing international nursing projects in other parts of the world.

She is a particular resource on the subject of nursing research. She is interested to talk with graduate students and nursing faculty while in Nepal. I told her I would promote her visit, and my hope is that she will be invited to speak to groups of students, tour some of the hospitals, and get a feel for Nepal.

How to contact her

She does not yet have a FaceBook profile or page. When she gets one I will post the link on the FB page for CCNEPal.  In the meantime, her email is mnosek@usfca.edu  or meera525@hotmail.com and she will be delighted to hear from nurses in Kathmandu.

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

Experienced nursing educator and problem-solver. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background. Add it with fifteen more devoted to adult critical care. In Nepal, I started teaching critical care skills in 2011. I figure out what they need to know in a Nepali practice setting. Then I teach it in a culturally appropriate way so that the boots-on-the-ground people will use it. I travel outside of Kathmandu Valley as well. When the recent violence happened, I knew the cities - I had trained people in those locations. One theme of my work has been collective culture and how it manifests itself in anger. Because this was a problem I incorporated elements of "situational awareness" training from the beginning, in 2011. Global Health Nursing is not all sweetness and light; not solely milk & honey and happy moms and babies.
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