Update on seats available for CCNEPal sessions 3 (March 29, 30 and 31st) and 4 (April 5,6, 7)as of March 10th

As of March 13th, there are seats available in the last session of CCNEPal’s 3-day course.

Session three is March 29th, 30, and 31st. officially there are no seats remaining.

Session four is April 5th, 6th and 7th. Officially, there are four seats remaining.

After these two sessions, CCNEPal will go on a lo-o–o-ong “Road Trip” outside Kathmandu Valley, likely to continue until just a day or two before the Principal Faculty leaves Nepal May 30th. This means that these two sessions will be the last ones taught by Joe in KTM Valley, for awhile.

Stand by me?

for this reason, we will expand the number of available seats, to accommodate up to fifty in each batch. You will still need to register in advance, so we know how many handouts to bring. Also – in order to make this a success, I invite previous assistants to return and help us – please oh please!

to register, go to LNC in Sanepa and go to library. the fee is 600 nrs.

They do not accept phone registrations, but you can call them first to make sure it’s a day when they are open. the number is 9851 168105 ( Mr Pravash Pokharel) or 5521634 ( LNC main number).

as before, this fee covers chiya and administrative costs, but lunch is not included, due to the LP gas shortage. BRING LUNCH MONEY and we will organize momo takeout.

Who: CCNEPal, led by Joe Niemczura, RN, MS from USA

What: the 3-day course that covers basic life support, elementary ecg, airway, drugs, protocols, teamwork and communication. We teach standards that are based on research done by the American Heart Association( AHA); but it needs to be carefully and clearly noted that this is not the “Official” American Heart Association class. It is significantly adapted for the needs of Nepali nurses. At the end of the three days, participants get a certificate from CCNEPal. Mr. Niemczura has taught this course about fifty times throughout Nepal.

(note: sign up for just one of the two)

Where: The class will be held in the legendary “Green Ballroom” – complete with crystal chandelier, at Lalitpur Nursing Campus in Sanepa.

Why: to advance the skills of the participants.

IMPORTANT: about the course fee. 600 rupees. there will be chiya at morning and afternoon but it does not include lunch. Bring lunch money. we will organize momo takeout.


Each session is limited to thirty participants only. At the time of registration, it is “first-come, first-served.”

Bring the course fee and a pen drive. we do not accept telephone registrations, and the fee is nonrefundable. If after you register you are unable to attend, you can send a substitute, but you can not get your money back.

for further information: read back entries of this blog – the course objectives and outline are amply described. Browse the FaceBook page for photos of past sessions. Talk with one of the 1,400 previous participants in this training. send all questions to the CCNEPal FaceBook page. Please do not phone or email me directly.

All course announcements will be on the CCNEPal FaceBook page. Be sure to “like” the page.


About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

These blogs, and my books, and videos are written on the principle that any person embarking on something similar to what I do will gain more preparation than I first had, by reading them. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background. Add to it 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. 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.
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