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.

CCNEPal 2020 summer plans


This will be brief. CCNEPal teaches a version of Advanced Cardiac Life Support to nurses and doctors in Nepal. Since inception in 2011 we have trained 4,500 nurses and doctors. ( yes, it’s a large number, hard to believe). We … Continue reading

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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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