Nurse Educator: General Nursing Science

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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) with a Master of Science in Pharmacy and experience in teaching and research supervision at the university level is needed to serve as a Nurse Educator: General Nursing Science in Department of Nursing Sciences at Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU), without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. The Department of Nursing Sciences provides training that aims at strengthening the health sector in meeting the human resource needs faced by the Ministry of Health. The 2009 Human Resource for Health Report shows that health service delivery in Eswatini continues to be hindered by shortage of human resources for health. While the Ministry of Health policy is to provide equitable health service, there is still a lack of qualified health personnel in several areas which has led to inequitable service provision, mostly due to the unequal distribution of health care workers across the country. The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Community Health and Midwifery Science) program is therefore critical as it will produce nurses capable of responding to the identified needs of health personnel including Nursing, Community Health, and Midwifery care in the country. The PCRV will work alongside local faculty to teach and mentor Bachelor of Nursing Science students and work with the university team in the development of new modules, programs and innovative teaching.

The Nurse Educator: General Nursing Science will assist the university by providing lectures to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Nursing Science program and training and serving as an advisor to Department staff on research grant proposal writing and grant management. The PCRV will also supervise undergraduate students in research methodology and assist with continuous development and review of aspects of the program. The overall goal of the assignment is to strengthen the quality of the Nursing curriculum and the quality of the graduates produced by EMCU’s Bachelor of Nursing Science program.

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

Eswatini Medical Christian University

Required Skills

• Master of Science degree in Nursing Education
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

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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