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.

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

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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

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#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

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Teaching when #English is the #Second #Language for the Entire Class #ESL


Pre-emptive announcement: This blog is directed to my videshi readers. I am pointing out the need for videshis to adapt to the culture of Nepal.  I invite comments but I will only publish if they are respectful.  Give yourself time … Continue reading

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July 25th 2018 Time to stop and smell the incense in #Kathmandu


So the last teaching session for 2018 finished yesterday. Final tally:  sessions: 19 total certificates: 583. These are easy to quantify. Nursing consultations: many.  Not so easy to quantify, perhaps priceless! Valerie Aikman, RN, BSN is an experienced and qualified … Continue reading

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Monkey Business in Nepal Critical Care Training July 21st


July 22 update the trip back to Kathmandu was uneventful. The temp here is is in the 80s (f)  as opposed to 100 (f) and it is amazingly quiet at night when you don’t run the air con. For some … Continue reading

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July 6th 2018 Update for CCNEPal


UPDATED July 13th This will be brief. we now have about two weeks remaining on this trip. We have taught seventeen sessions and given 489 certificates. We will give about a hundred more if all goes to plan. Valerie Aikman,RN, … Continue reading

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