Author Archives: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

About Joe Niemczura, RN, MS

Experienced nursing educator and problem-solver. I have fifteen years of USA nursing faculty background, and fifteen of adult critical care background. 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. I travel outside of Kathmandu Valley as well. When the recent violence happened, I knew the cities - I had trained people in those locations. 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. Global Health Nursing is not all sweetness and light; not solely milk & honey and happy moms and babies.

CCNEPal planning for summer 2016


CCNEPal is an ongoing educational project since 2011. We have trained 2,170 nurses and doctors in Nepal to use a particular set of critical care skills. May 1st Update I bought my ticket and I arrive May 16th to TIA.  … Continue reading

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CCNEPal goes to CUGH 2016 in San Francisco, April 8th to 11th


CCNEPal will be at the meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA April 8th through 11th. Click here for the conference program. Poster Presentation Final Poster Number on Poster Board: 2.037_HRW … Continue reading

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part 1 of 3: #IamwithDrGKC revives after New Constitution, January 2016


Executive Summary Start here with a video by Subina Shrestha. It’s titled “Nepal doctors Back Hunger-Striking Colleague” Doctor Govinda KC is an orthopedic surgeon from Kathmandu who has been a champion of reform for medical education in Nepal.  He is … Continue reading

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2015 annual report for CCNEPal blog


One of the things I like about WordPress is the ease of access to statistics. They sent me a summary of activity for this blog. 152 countries That’s how many locations my readers live. wow! https://joeniemczura.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/  

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“The Dream Trap” is required reading for Nepali nurses thinking of going to the UK


I usually share information about the process of getting a nurse’s license in USA, and I don’t pretend to know about the UK system. The other day somebody shared a link with me that brings you to a paper written … Continue reading

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India Nursing Council takes 30,000 Nepali women hostage Nov 9th 2015


link to news article in Nepali language काठमाडौं– भारतमा नर्सिङ पढेका नेपाली नर्सहरु आन्दोलित भएका छन् । इन्डियन नर्सिङ काउन्सिलले त्यहाँ पढेका नेपाली नर्सलाई दर्ता नगर्ने नीति लिएपछि उनीहरु आन्दोलनमा उत्रिएका हुन् । – See more at: http://swasthyakhabar.com/2015/11/35866.html#sthash.Ie9Edl0j.2owCsNgz.dpuf http://swasthyakhabar.com/2015/11/35866.html Please … Continue reading

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Critique of the Human Rights Watch report on Nepal Oct 16th, 2015 and suggestions


“Like We are Not Nepali” The Human Rights Watch published a 44-page report investigating the killings in Nepal during the Terai Andolan of August-September 2015. The report was accompanied by a press release and a New York Times article to … Continue reading

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