Pediatric Nurse Educator

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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

One Pediatric Nurse Educator, who is a Registered Nurse with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Pediatrics, is needed to work closely with the University of Dodoma (UDOM) School of Nursing to continue focus on maternal and child health. UDOM has had four years of collaborative work with Peace Corps from 2014-2018 through volunteer placements of nurse educators. Each cohort of nurse educator volunteers has made contributions to capacity building efforts with a primary focus of strengthening the institution’s capacity to provide high quality nursing and midwifery education. UDOM currently has nursing programs at the diploma level, nursing and midwifery (MW) programs at the bachelor’s level, and Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) programs in nursing education, midwifery and pediatrics. In total, they have approximately 1000 students within the different cohorts, with ~600 students enrolled within the bachelor’s program alone. Simply put, they have high enrollment and few highly trained and experienced faculty on their team. The past support and collaboration with Peace Corps has been crucial for their team and allowed many local faculty to be on study leave to obtain further training at the MScN and PhD level and they have relied on the Peace Corps volunteers as key members of their teaching team, especially within midwifery.

The Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) will co-lead courses with local faculty and lead development of evidence-based course materials and content, in addition to collaborating with an IT Specialist to explore online modules that could be piloted. Additionally, the PCRV will collaborate with faculty to teach methodology and mentor MScN candidates engaged in research projects and theses with focus areas of maternal, newborn and child health. Other duties include supporting faculty to gain skills in their Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program, and to ensure training and refreshing of HBB skills for all nursing students. The goal of this assignment is to train and support UDOM faculty and students to improve their pediatrics programming.

Partner Information

University of Dodoma College of Health Sciences

Required Skills

• Registered Nurse with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Pediatrics. Candidates with strong experience and a Masters in Pediatrics will also be considered.

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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