Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

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.

January 5th Update for summer 2019 teaching schedule of CCNEPal


CCNEPal offers a threeday course in critical care skills to nurses of Nepal since 2011. Browse past blog entries on this site to learn about our activities. As of January 2019, the plan is to arrive in Nepal around May … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Rules for the “Flipped Classroom”


Ten Rules for the Flipped Classroom in Nursing School By Joe Niemczura, RN, MS Without lot of introduction, this is a tool to help students get into the mindset needed to thrive in a flipped classroom. These are not “rules” … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plan now for course with CCNEPal in summer 2019


Destination – the future! Now that Christmas is over, it will fade out of sight in the rearview mirror as we hit the gas for our destination – 2019. Naturally it starts out as a year full of promise. Destination … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How I am spending the 2018 winter break.


Time for a deep breath This blog goes a bit dormant when I am back in USA. I returned to my teaching job at an Associate Degree nursing program in Tampa Florida where I carried an ambitious schedule. I was … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Team of Quebec Nurse educators to visit Nepal in spring 2019 – want to meet them?


I got a unusual email that led to a phone call. Hello Joe, I’m a Canadian nurse and educator, planning a trip to Nepal in the spring.  I have been to Nepal twice before (about 30 years ago) with my … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Summary of Summer 2018 CCNEPal activities


This is “late” seeing as how I returned to USA six weeks ago. My job in USA – my “real job” keeps me busy. Locations and hosts CCNEPal taught 19 sessions in Nepal in summer 2018, and distributed 593 certificates … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#WarAgainstDoctors in Nepal with #mulukiAeen #WeAreWithYouNMA


The doctors of Nepal are leading a nationwide protest by shutting down hospital services except for emergency cases, starting today ( well, strictly speaking, yesterday since they are a day ahead of us on the International Date Line). The government … Continue reading

Posted in medical volunteer in Nepal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment