Feb 27th – CCNEPal announces NEW GoFundMe campaign for summer 2017

img_20150415_120312Summer 2017 CCNEPal will once again teach in Nepal.

Today we announced a new, scaled-down fundraising campaign to support CCNEPal’s summer 2017 activities. We are trying to raise $4,000 for a three-month trip to teach ACLS in Nepal, especially the areas outside the Kathmandu Valley.  go to: https://www.gofundme.com/nepal-mission-for-critical-care to learn more.

This is not our first trip to the rodeo

CCNEPal has a long track record of successful training. We have taught ninety sessions of the 2-day or 3-day course in critical care skills. Since 2011 when we decided to focus only on critical care, we have given 2,885 certificates. We have trained nurses and doctors in Biratnagar, Janakpur, Chitwan, Palpa, Bhairawaha, Pokhara, Dulikhel, Manthali, and of course, in all parts of Kathmandu.


Sustainability is the goal

Our long-term commitment to Nepal has meant that we are developing a core group of people who will become teachers of this set of skills and establish a homegrown ability to pass these skills, and the attitude of critical care, to the next batch of juniors. We use a particular teaching style to empower the participants based on extensive knowledge of South Asian pedagogical style.


the group picture. the 23rd of 24 groups for summer 2016.

Shoestring budget

The funds raised by this campaign will be used efficiently. We expect to teach 24 sessions and reach about 700 nurses and doctors. That’s roughly six US Dollars per student reached. We have very little overhead. The return on investment per student is tremendous. We are not personally saving any lives – we are teaching the Nepali doctors and nurses to save the lives. We give them the tools. This is a “force multiplier” for CCNEPal’s goals.


Click here to contribute: http://www.gofundme.com/nepal-mission-for-critical-care





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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3 Responses to Feb 27th – CCNEPal announces NEW GoFundMe campaign for summer 2017

  1. Nilam rai says:

    Helo sir,
    I would like to know that if the bsc nursing student waiting for the result can also be enrolled in this training.

  2. bquestad says:

    Hi Joe,

    Dining for Women is opening a new grant cycle April 1st. Here is the info: https://outlook.live.com/owa/?path=/mail/inbox/rp (scroll half way down for links).

    New Grant Cycle Opens

    Our new grant cycle – for featured grants that will be awarded for the first half of 2018 – opens April 1. Organizations that meet our criteria can submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) online via our application page from April 1 – 24. Information on the grant criteria is available online. We know that many of our members have connections with potential grantees. Please share this information with them so we can continue to support wonderful organizations that are changing the lives of women and girls around the world.

    The only thing about it is that the grants go for work exclusively for women and girls. Maybe your female nurses getting training.

    Best of luck, Joe! Bev


    No man can avoid his fate, but he can make it more meaningful. – Thomas Howells, Whitman College English Prof.

    Distressed Children @ Infants – Bangladesh * Helping Hand for Nepal


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