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.

Book Review of “The Vagina Bible” by Jen Gunter, MD


This is a book review of The Vagina Bible, which finally hit bookstores only a couple of days ago. I posted it on another blgo then figured I would crosspost here.  The executive summary? Get it. Read it. Share it. If … Continue reading

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CCNEPal report of summer 2019 activities


I am back in USA this week, and next week I resume teaching at a nursing college in Tampa, Florida. The flight from Nepal to USA was uneventful but long. Oh wait – I lost my wallet and one of … Continue reading

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Should Every Nursing College in Nepal build their very own hospital? Of course not!


Swasthya Khabar needs to stop attacking and start helping So there has been a series of newspaper articles in Swasthya Khabar that investigate issues within the nursing profession of Nepal. These have been written in Nepali language, and I start … Continue reading

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Practical Tips for Teaching nursing abroad when the students have some English but not quite fluent


Seen ’em come and seen ’em go Over the past eleven years I have watched others come to Nepal to try to teach something, and not succeed. Maybe they don’t assess the audience before preparing teaching methods, or maybe they … Continue reading

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About the 65% Failure rate on June 2019 Nepal Nurse License exam – some factors to consider


Two-thirds failure rate on June 2019 Nursing License Exam The recent pass rate for the Nursing License Exam in Nepal was 35% announced in July. In other words, 65% of the examinees failed the exam. The exam is a two-and-a-half-hour … Continue reading

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Techniques for any Nurse or Nursing Student who is not a native English speaker.


This will be brief. I wrote a piece on my other blog that describes how to use the settings feature of YouTube to improve your language skills before taking NCLEX, or starting nursing school in USA. I have found that … Continue reading

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June 22, 2019 Stop and Smell the Incense in Kathmandu


CCNEPal completed session number eleven yesterday with 38 students from the BNS and BMS program at Bir Nursing Campus. This was the third time I have worked with that school and I appreciate the people there. Since the earthquake they … Continue reading

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