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.

Crowdfunding an Airway Management Trainer for doctors and nurses in Nepal summer 2019


I am in Bharatpur Nepal teaching critical care skills as before. My partner here is the College of Medical Sciences, a well-established medical college that supplies doctors and nurses who will practice throughout the Terai region. I met with them … Continue reading

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June 8th 2019 Itinerary Update – sessions available in Kathmandu – let’s talk


I am presently in Bharatpur at “Purano” Medical College, and I just finished the seventh session. As of June 6th, there are 193 certificates awarded. Remaining Sessions in Bharatpur 8) June 9th, 10th & 11th h last three-day session for nursing staff at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Two links to cross-posted blogs on the subject of midwifery in Nepal


Many of you know that I also write occasionally for a USA blog named “DailyKOS” – it’s a blog with a million subscribers. It’s focused on electing political candidates from the Democratic Party. But since it’s so big I can … Continue reading

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CCNEPal will visit Nepalgunj in July for five sessions


Since 2011, CCNEPal teaches critical care skills to nurses and doctors. Sessions have been conducted in Kathmandu Valley, and also in Dulikhel, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Butwal, Palpa, Pokhara, and Bhairawaha. We have logged more than 120 sessions and given about … Continue reading

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List of CCNEPal sessions summer 2019 – start planning now


As previously announced, CCNEPal will be in Bharatpur at College of Medical Sciences (CoMS) for about six weeks in a row and we will offer sixteen sessions of our critical care course. For nurses, the course is three days in … Continue reading

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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

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