Nurse Educator- Curriculum Development Specialist

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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 Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Nurse Educator – Curriculum Development Specialist for Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. SANU started as the Nazarene Nursing College, an offspring of the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital, founded by Dr. David Hynd in 1927. Training of nurses started at RFM in 1928. Only two programs were offered by the college: General Nursing and Midwifery. In 2010 the College was upgraded to a University level and named Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) – Faculty of Health Sciences. About 7 thousand students have graduated from the institution since its inception. The University wishes to continue its partnership with Peace Corps through the Response Program to facilitate exchange of ideas for evidence based nursing education so as to improve on the quality of nurses produced by the university. Through the insight of the PCR Volunteer, the university will be able to review and modify the nursing curriculum (undergraduate and postgraduate) to align well with the institutions goals and objectives while complying with the nursing council of Eswatini.

A Nurse Educator – Curriculum Development Specialist, with at least a master’s degree in Nursing and experience in teaching at the university level, is needed to work alongside local faculty to co-teach and mentor nursing students in the classroom and other non-clinical settings. The PCRV will lecture to undergraduate and possibly post-graduate students in General Nursing Science, focus in the development and review of undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum, advise management on necessary curriculum modifications, and participate in student counseling and mentoring for academic and career success. The Volunteer will perform other duties, such as preparing and attending departmental and stakeholders’ meetings, student graduation ceremonies and continuous development and review of aspects of the program as delegated by the Head of Department and the Dean to strengthen the nursing program. Please note, the PCRV in this position will not perform work involving patient assessment, management, care, counseling or research, nor will they otherwise work in a clinical setting or perform clinical supervision. The goal of this assignment is to build local capacity of the university to provide excellent education and training to nursing students.

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

Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU)

Required Skills

• 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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