Nurse Educator – Medical Surgical Nursing

Project Description

Advancing Health Professionals (AHP): a Peace Corps Response program, is seeking a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Nurse Educator – Medical Surgical Nursing at Nkhoma College of Nursing and Midwifery in Nkhoma, Malawi, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing, current nursing licensure, two or more years teaching experience for hospital staff and students in clinical settings, knowledge of nursing curriculum implementation, experience in working in low resource setting and excellent communication and teamwork skills. A Master of Science or PhD in Nursing, and two years teaching experience clinical training in an academic setting and experience working in culturally diverse setting are desired qualifications.

The Nkhoma College of Nursing and Midwifery, as one of the colleges under Christian Health of Malawi (CHAM) training colleges, remains the backbone of human resources for health training in Malawi contributing up to 80% of mid – level health professionals, mainly nurses and midwives. These nurses and midwives need quality nursing and midwifery education which the PCRV can be key. The institution has 11 faculty members presently delivering courses at the college. The college currently has an enrollment of 400 students. PCRV will be key to support in Classroom Theory teaching and training students in the Skills Laboratory to ensure students learn the clinical skills they need before they are posted to various hospitals.

The PCRV will support fellow faculty in the training of nursing and midwifery students with a focus on medical surgical nursing classroom theory teaching, skills laboratory training, and teaching assessments, mentor faculty on technology and other digital teaching models for the skills laboratory including continuous professional development in areas identified by the faculty and in line with PCRV skillset, participate in curriculum development and implementation, support student assessments alongside fellow faculty, and assess educational needs of students and provide remedial support as needed.

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 health professions educators, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions that enhance the quality of healthcare.

Invitees will be arriving in Malawi together as a group. While the whole group's departure dates could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Nkhoma College of Nursing and Midwifery

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in nursing or medical surgical nursing or any related field.
• Registered Nurse with an active and current license
• 2 years of clinical teaching experience for hospital staff and students in clinical settings.
• Knowledge of nursing curriculum implementation.
• Experience in working in low resource settings.
• Excellent communication skills and teamwork

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.

Serving in Malawi

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Medical Considerations

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