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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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Feb 16 2018 update from CCNEPal regarding summer plans for 2018


This will be brief. I haven’t added to this blog in some time, not since reporting on one of the most recent thrashing incidents. This blog provides commentary on issues affecting nursing and especially critical care nursing, in the country … Continue reading

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#JailWithoutBail is not the only answer


There have been highly publicized episodes of threats and attacks against doctors in Nepal. In September the Cabinet proposed a rule change to put the burden of payment to surviving family firmly on the back of whichever doctor was involved when a … 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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Medical Volunteers are urgently needed now in Nepal Jun 24th 2015


Disaster relief drama The April 25th earthquake provoked an international response from countries all over the world. Everyone knew that Kathmandu was overdue for an earthquake, and planning had taken place quietly. The western countries responded with a huge airlift. … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale in #QuakeNepal part 2: how nurses can lead the way


April 29th, 2015 writing from Bhairawaha. One of my recent blogs was to ask all my nurse-friends “What would Florence Nightingale do?” and it got a lot of positive hits. The bottom line of that blog was simple: don’t wait … Continue reading

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Are nurses and doctors needed for earthquake relief in #Nepal right now?


May 11th update: much has happened since this posting. It is clear that Nepal could benefit from future clinical expertise; but now in hindsight, here is an assessment by a doctor whose opinion I value and respect, the director of Nick … Continue reading

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From CCNEPal April 26th, 2015 about medical and nursing volunteers in #Nepal after the earthquake


An excellent summary from the New York Times  – click here. For readers of this blog, you know that I have been teaching critical care nursing in Nepal since 2011 and I have made eight trips here. I am here for … Continue reading

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CCNEPal 2014 is counting down the days


Quick summary I bought my ticket for the 2014 trip. I leave from USA May 24th and I arrive in KTM May 26th at 0830. The plan is to continue teaching critical care nursing skills. I have been working to … Continue reading

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The Future of PCL nursing education route in Nepal


May 20, 2015 update: I reposted this on Nurses of Nepal and I expect a lot of hits today. Evidently, there is a new exam for the second-years of PCL throughout the country. The vast majority of students, nationwide, failed … Continue reading

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new e-book edition of The Hospital at the End of the World, on Amazon soon


update: the first version included links only to the book site. I have now re-done them to reflect the e-book site. 2009 When The Hospital at the End of the World was published in 2009, e-books and e-readers were just … Continue reading

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New Name for this blog will be CCNEPal 2014


short announcement. The name of this blog will be changed to reflect the upcoming trip to teach critical care nursing in Nepal 2014 – not the past. yesterday is gone. we won’t get it back. on to the future!

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CCNEPal plans for 2014


time flies It seems like I only got home to Hawaii yesterday, but will be leaving for Kathmandu tomorrow. In truth, there are seven months before summer 2014 break. In the past I start planning in November or thereabouts. There … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Gaynor Sheahan, RN regarding nursing education in Nepal


Blog editor’s note: Ms. Gaynor Sheahan is a nurse from Australia who has spent time working and teaching in Nepal. She wrote this paper as a graduate school assignment for Monash University. There are people within Nepal writing about nursing … Continue reading

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Nurse wages in Kathmandu as of August 2013


UPDATE June 2019 if you are reading this because you need comparison of Nepal and any other country, then maybe you also want to read some tips about learning English: https://wp.me/p1Kwij-rB disclaimer: This is not complete or comprehensive but I … Continue reading

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Preliminary report of CCNEPal 2013


Preliminary report of CCNEPal 2013 The CCNEPal 2013 summer critical care nursing project is winding down. A single one-day training event remains, then we pack up our tents. This was an extension of the 2011 summer program which trained 190 … Continue reading

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i need help from all nepali nurses august 2013


Thinking of the future Please help me. How can we make it so that every nurse in Nepal is comfortable with skills of emergency response? I want to know!  CCNEPal 2013   In two weeks I will get on the plane … Continue reading

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June 16th in Pokhara


the two sessions in Bharatpur are in the books now, and I had a great week there. There are too many highlights to mention, but the program was enthusiastically received. In each place I deputized members of the class to … Continue reading

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an ambitious goal for CCNEPal 2013


If you don’t dream dreams, then your dreams will never come true. settling in The first few days here are consumed with setting up camp in Kathmandu. grocery shopping, getting a Nepali phone number ( which happens to be 980 … Continue reading

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Nursing Education system in Nepal as of April 2013


Updated Aug 29, 2015 by adding photos.  Also, be sure to click on the hypertext. Sept 8th update:  In May I wrote a companion piece, be sure to read that one too! Click here   What are the titles given to … Continue reading

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Update About Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training component


We will focus on critical care nursing skills, but not do an “official” ACLS class. As described in previous blogs, a lot of what I teach is based on materials from the American Heart Association (AHA) and my own background … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Man in the World?


Indulge me in a pleasant fantasy…. Surely you have seen this TV commercial? The Stay Thirsty Grant Here is the truth: I probably am actually pretty boring, if the truth must be told.  But there is one thing I do that … Continue reading

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Tips about learning Nepali Language


Learning the Nepali language  The 2013 trip will not require proficiency in Nepali language, but if you do study it you will have ever so much more fun. The simple fact of reading a street sign or a menu will … Continue reading

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About Maternal-Child Health in rural Nepal – link to Video


May 9 update: link to News article about childbirth in Nepal April 27th update: Today I learned that there is a Midwives Society of Nepal, they have a web page and (of course) a FaceBook page. Thought I would pass … Continue reading

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Presenting the certificates, tying it up with a red ribbon


The Final Exam Yesterday was the final exam for the big Wednesday class, I made 75 copies of the exam but didn’t really expect everyone to attend. 73 showed up. There was load shedding when we arrived and the classroom … Continue reading

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Joe puts on his matador’s hat and Suit of Lights


“A Man Without a Cross” Each cohort of students this summer is a book on my shelf. A handsome cover beckons to us – nice words on the back – The first line of the first page draws us in … Continue reading

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The purpose of a Final Exam and other pedagogical mysteries


please take a look at my current blog, and consider subscribing The Party’s Over….. The Big Class finished the eighth of our weekly teaching sessions Wednesday, July 20. Sixty two nurses in attendance despite the heavy rain. The rain did … Continue reading

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“The Wise Men Say There’s a Thousand Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground”


Nancy Harless was right when she said “Joe! Stop and smell the incense!” The title of today’s blog comes from The Gathering of Spirits, a wonderful song by Carrie Newcomer, one of my favorite singer/songwriters. Birthdays and Anniversaries A year … Continue reading

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