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.

The Overall Schedule for CCNEPal summer 2016 is taking shape


The Theme of Summer 2016 In past years, I don’t worry too much about what the schedule will be when I get to Nepal. As long as the first few days are scheduled, I know I will get many eager … Continue reading

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How to register for critical care training sessions in Pokhara May 2016


UPDATED with more specific info Wednesday May 4th and 12th ACLS training registration can be done at: Registration desk Paschimanchal Community Hospital Buspark, Prithvichowk, Pokhara – 9, Kaski, Nepal. Phone no. 061 530722 Email: pchospital2071@gmail.com Please share widely. CNEPal will … Continue reading

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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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