Peace Corps Nurse

  1. Hi,

    I just registered for allnurses.com. This forum has great information. I'm currently an RN teaching "nursing" in Nepal with the Peace Corps. Great experience, are there any other Peace Corps nurses on allnurses?

    Rob
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Hi Rob...............
    Haven't seen you on-line in the last week or so..
    Is your weather still warmer than ours?

  4. by   renerian
    Wow nice to meet you! That sounds like a neat job! I wish I could do something like that but all my kids would starve LOL.

    Welcome!

    renerian
  5. by   surfing232
    Quote from suzanne4
    Hi Rob...............
    Haven't seen you on-line in the last week or so..
    Is your weather still warmer than ours?

    It's actually kinda nice in Nepal now. About 90 degrees, beats 106. And, I'm going to Kathmandu next week where it's nice and cool.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    wow - what a wonderful road to travel
  7. by   fergus51
    Well, come one Rob, tell us what it's like! What type of nursing do you do? Who do you work with? How long are you there? What type of experience did you have before going there?

    I need to live vicariously through other people since I can't move overseas!
  8. by   surfing232
    Quote from fergus51
    Well, come one Rob, tell us what it's like! What type of nursing do you do? Who do you work with? How long are you there? What type of experience did you have before going there?

    I need to live vicariously through other people since I can't move overseas!
    I teach Nepal Health Assistants and Auxilary Nurse Midwives. They have 3 years and 18 months education respectively but have far more responsibility than nurses in the States. I teach at the government hospital in pediatrics, med-surg, L&D, and emergency; I also teach community health at the local health posts. I've been here 9 months, 3 of which was training in language and how to teach. I'll be here for another 18 months. I am a new graduate nurse which you may be saying how on earth can you teach something you haven't had experience doing. Well, that's easy, I know far more about how to do things correctly than any of the nurses I've met in Nepal with the exception of my Peace Corps instructor. I love it here. I think it is so much harder to teach than to simply do. Although I look forward to also getting my feet wet when I get back to the States. I plan on going into critical care when I get back.

    Rob
  9. by   fergus51
    That sounds so interesting.
  10. by   dreamlandeals
    Quote from surfing232
    Hi,

    I just registered for allnurses.com. This forum has great information. I'm currently an RN teaching "nursing" in Nepal with the Peace Corps. Great experience, are there any other Peace Corps nurses on allnurses?

    Rob
    Hi
    Is this paid or vollunteer work ?
  11. by   dreamlandeals
    Quote from surfing232
    I teach Nepal Health Assistants and Auxilary Nurse Midwives. They have 3 years and 18 months education respectively but have far more responsibility than nurses in the States. I teach at the government hospital in pediatrics, med-surg, L&D, and emergency; I also teach community health at the local health posts. I've been here 9 months, 3 of which was training in language and how to teach. I'll be here for another 18 months. I am a new graduate nurse which you may be saying how on earth can you teach something you haven't had experience doing. Well, that's easy, I know far more about how to do things correctly than any of the nurses I've met in Nepal with the exception of my Peace Corps instructor. I love it here. I think it is so much harder to teach than to simply do. Although I look forward to also getting my feet wet when I get back to the States. I plan on going into critical care when I get back.

    Rob
    Hi ROB
    are you still in Nepal ?
    How can we work in Nepal from peace corp ?
    Is this paid job from US gov ?
    What is the educational requirment ?
    hope to hear from u

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