Joe Niemczura, RN, MS


Joe Niemczura, RN, MS
Member since:
22 Dec, 2009


I teach nursing in Florida these days but I have made nine trips to Nepal dating back to 2007. I began a project called "CCNEPal" in 2011 with the vision to improve acute care skills throughout this Himalayan country.

Ninety sessions later, with 2,885 alumni of my training, I'm in USA again. I'm proud of the support I got from the hospitals, medical & nursing schools, and nurses and doctors of Nepal, and I'm especially proud that 800 of my trainees were in ICUs, Casualty Rooms, and hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley during the period of the earthquake.

I've written two books about hospitals in Nepal, The Hospital at the End of the World, and The Sacrament of the Goddess.

you can find lots of mundane details by Googling me.

Read about it on my wordpress blog titled Kathmandu Critical Care.

the URL is:

there is also a fan page on FaceBook for my book, below.

I created a YouTube playlist titled Nursing Education in Nepal, and uploaded two dozen videos to the YouTube site, the URl for that is:

The Sacrament of the Goddess.

more mundane details:
BS Nursing - U of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1977
MS Nursing U of California at San Francisco, 1981.

In a past life I have been politically active; worked as a middle manager of a hospital department (ICU), and taught nursing. I am the first male RN who ever taught maternity nursing in the history of the state of Maine. jack-of-all-trades.

three summers teaching nursing at Tansen Nursing School in rural Nepal.

I worry that I am a boring person in real life.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Nurse


  • CCNEPal 2014

Work Location(s)

  • Nepal


  • English
  • French
  • Nepali