Nurse Educator – Curriculum Development Specialist

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Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is in need of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator – Curriculum Development Specialist at the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. This position requires a Master in Nursing with experience in curriculum development, teaching at the university level and at least 5 years of experience working as a nurse in any health setting.

SANU started as the Nazarene Nursing College in 1927 and was renamed in 2010. Approximately 7000 students have graduated from the institution since its inception.

The PCRV will work alongside local faculty to co-teach and mentor nursing students in non-clinical settings, lecture general nursing science to undergraduate and possibly post-graduate students, and develop and review undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum. The PCRV will also advise management on necessary curriculum modifications and participate in student counselling and mentoring for academic and career success. PCRVs are expected to report on activities through Peace Corps reporting tools twice during their service.

Peace Corps Response established its "Advancing Health Professionals" program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level by providing high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of uncertainties relating to Peace Corps and local partners resuming volunteer operations. Invitees will be arriving in Eswatini together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s degree in Nursing
• Experience in curriculum development and review
• Experience in teaching at the university level
• 5 years of experience working as a nurse in any health setting
• Good mentoring, clinical and research skills

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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