Nursing Lecturer

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 Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice and five years or more experience in nursing education is needed to serve as Nursing Lecturer at the Muni University in Uganda, without the provision of direct medical care to patients or clinical supervision of students. In 2016, Muni was accredited to provide nursing education and received its first cohort of 26 students pursuing their bachelors in nursing degree. The program will also receive its fifth cohort of nursing students in August 2020. The nursing department has a model skills laboratory and has a total of 5 young full-time faculty to run the nursing courses.

The Nursing Lecturer will assist the university by working with nursing students in classroom and skills lab settings. The PCRV will support the skills development of nursing students through skills lab training simulation and mentorship. They will mentor of faculty in quality provision of nursing education and curriculum review and co-supervise staff who are conducting research. The PCRV will also participate in review of Nursing Curriculum and provide input for new curricula especially the weekend curricula.

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

Muni University

Required Skills

• Master’s in nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
• Interest and experience in mentoring and training staff and students.
• Five years or more experience in nursing education
• Active U.S. nursing license
• Experience working in a low resource health system
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• A good understanding and appreciation of intercultural dynamics and differences.

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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