UPDATED calendar for CCNEPal summer 2019 as of May 24th 2019 – dates for added sessions are available


I am presently in Bharatpur, finishing up the 3rd session of the summer. This week it was three groups of MBBS for two-day sessions. I will be here another three weeks.

Remaining Sessions in Bharatpur

4) May 26, 27 & 28 three-day session for nurses and/or nursing students.

5) May 29, 30, &31 three-day session for nurses and/or nursing students.

6) June 2 &3; two day session for MBBS and Medical Officers.

7) June 4 & 5; two day session for MBBS and Medical Officers.

June 6th & 7th 2-day session for MBBS and Medical Officers

8) June 9th, 10th & 11th h last three-day session for nursing staff at CoMS

I am exploring the idea of going to Birgunj for a week or two; this is not final.

I have been requested to return to Bir Hospital College of Nursing for two 3-day sessions. I loved that group during my two previous visits there, and I deeply respect the mission of Bir Hospital; this is also not final

Dates available are:

(please note: because I am already in Terai I would prefer to add sessions in Terai. It’s less bus travel for me)

June 12, 13 & 14th – 3-day

June 16th, 17th & 18th ( three-day)

June 19th, 20th and 21st ( three day)

June 23rd, 24th and 25th; (maybe Butwal?)

June 26th, 27th & 28th; (maybe Butwal?)

June 30th, July 1st & 2nd; ( possibly at Bir)

July 3rd, 4th & 5th. (possibly at Bir)

Nepalgunj in July

July 9th and 10th – two -day course for MBBS and Medical Officers (thirty seats)

July 11th and 12th – two-day course for MBBS and Medical Officers (thirty more seats)

July 14th, 15th and 16th – three day course for nurses, especially critical care nurses ( thirty seats)

July 17th and 18th – final two-day session for MBBS and Medical Officers. (thirty seats).

Location – not yet finalized in Nepalgunj.

After July 19th my daughter from USA will join me here and we will do touristy activities.

How to host a training session with CCNEPal summer 2019

Contact me by sending email to  joeniemczura@gmail.com

I will travel to locations outside Kathmandu if the host can do the following:

  1. provide a class space suitable for the program. This  needs to be a big space. We move around a lot during this class. It needs: 1) a whiteboard (I do not use PowerPoint) 2) thirty chairs, 3) five patient beds or trolleys for the role play scenarios. 4) air con if possible. The classroom needs to be away from a patient care area. ( we make a lot of noise).
  2. provide a roster of thirty nurses and/or doctors or MBBS students for each session of two, or three days. Nurses take a 3-day sessions and MBBS take the 2-day/ Each participant must attend all sessions of the same class to get the certificate (in other words, the three day class is a three day class – not three one-day classes). arrange for morning chiya and lunch, if there is not a cafeteria.
  3. The sessions are for PCL nurses, B SC nurses, or MBBS. I do not register ANMs in the class. It’s okay if the person is a recent graduate, but the persons need to be working in acute care or intending to work there.
  4. while at a place outside of KTM Valley, the host provides fooding and lodging. I live simply, it can be at a guest house, no need for finest hotel in town. I eat  DBT etc so I’m okay with local food. At some locations, they lodge me in a private room on cabin ward. ( they do not need to check my vital signs though!)
  5. My preferred schedule is to teach six days per week, either two three-day sessions (for nurses) or three two-day sessions (for doctors). I travel on Saturday and repeat. In summer 2016 I stayed two weeks in Pokhara, two in Bharatpur, two in Janakpur, and three in Biratnagar before returning to Kathmandu.
  6. I try to make a “circuit” of sessions, not go out-and-back from Kathmandu all the time. It’s more efficient.
  7. I supply the certificates. I keep a minimum amount of photocopy but we need about six pages per person.
  8. My Nepali is poor ( I am ashamed to admit). Strange as it may seem, that is not an insurmountable obstacle if there are some English speakers. I adapt my teaching techniques so as to “Code Switch” in a certain way. If a person has no English, this may not be the class for them.
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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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