Medical and Surgical Nursing Instructor

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

As part of the Advancing Health Professionals (AHP) program, a Medical and Surgical Nursing Instructor, with a Master’s in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice or PhD in Nursing, and 3-5 years of experience in surgical nursing, including critical care, is needed to work closely with the Archbishop Antony Mayala School of Nursing (AAMSoN). AAMSoN has had an ongoing relationship with the Peace Corps since the inception of nurse educator placements in 2013. Both nurses and nurse midwives have been instrumental in providing assistance and mentoring students and faculty. They have contributed significantly to instruction and skills lab teaching/simulation. Currently, there is no staff available with requisite skills to provide skills lab teaching to students. The few identified preceptors at Bugando Medical Center are yet to be trained to appraise their knowledge and skills to teach students in the simulation lab.

The Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) will assist in medical and surgical nursing lectures with focus on practical skills, provide short lectures in addition to class lectures and skills labs, and work closely with faculty who teach medical and surgical nursing. Additionally, the PCRV will provide support to fourth-year students in medical and surgical rotation in skills labs, provide guidance on research methodology for student research, and proctor student exams and grade papers. This position will not include involvement in or provision of any direct patient assessment, management, or care, the provision of any counseling services, or any supervision or conducting of clinical research. The goal of this assignment is to train and support AAMSoN faculty and students to improve their medical and surgical nursing programming.

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 through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.

Partner Information

Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS): Archbishop Antony Mayala School of Nursing (AAMSoN)

Required Skills

• Masters of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or PhD in Nursing,
• 3-5 years’ experience Medical- Surgical Nursing including critical care.
• Prior teaching experience in both the classroom and skills lab
• Active US RN license
• Ability to obtain nursing licensure in Tanzania (selectee would need to compile and submit all official documentation requested for processing by Peace Corps Tanzania)

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 in Tanzania

  • Tanzania may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten and peanut.
  • After arrival in Tanzania, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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