Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Want to save the world?

A recent and fabulous opportunity was emailed to us from Global Health Service Corps. Just reading the first line of the opening paragraph made me wish I was a brand new nurse who had dreams of saving the world. What an opportunity for anyone!  But especially those who may not have commitments or obligations at home.

They are looking for nurses and physicians to volunteer in a new program partnership with the Peace Corps and Global Health Service Corps (GHSP). The GHSP Peace Corps Volunteers will serve one year assignments as faculty members of medical and nursing schools. The program will launch in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda in July 2013.

Here are a little more details about the program:

The volunteers serving through the program will be Peace Corps Response Volunteers receiving a monthly living stipend, transportation to and from their country of service, comprehensive medical care, vacation days, and readjustment allowance. The Global Health Service Corps will dedicate funds to help finance loan repayment stipends up to 30K for eligible volunteers. WOWZERS. =D

Participants in the program will be Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). Volunteers will work in priority medical and nursing education systems in partner countries. In coordination with host country faculty, GHSP PCV will primarily function as academic medical or nursing educators. They will also participate in direct medical care as appropriate to effective education and mentorship.

The Peace Corps and the Global Health Service Corps will work in close collaboration with the Ministries of Health, Ministries of Education and identified educational/health institutions to increase capacity and strengthen the quality and sustainability of medical, nursing, and midwifery education and clinical practice.

If you are interested please read more about the program here Global Health Service Corps
If you are wanting to apply (lucky you) go here Application GHSP
If you would like to know more about the job go here: Job Description

Application info: Applications will be due December 1st, 2012, and the first cohort will be named February 2013 for a July 2013 deployment.
Please email any questions or for assistance with the application process to

Specific qualifications for physician applicants:
  • Training in one of seven core disciplines: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine/Pediatrics, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry or Family Medicine
  • Board eligibility or board certification in one of the above specialties
  • Active license in the United States*
  • Experience providing culturally sensitive and competent high quality care      
Specific qualifications for nursing applicants:
  • BSN with an MPH, or an MSN, APRN, DNP, PhD and/or a CNS
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical specialty
  • Active license in the United States*
  • Experience providing culturally sensitive and competent high quality care
  • Experience in a faculty position at a nursing educational institution that involved mentoring/precepting students in a classroom/clinical setting
  • Potential specialty areas include: general adult care, critical care, trauma, infectious and NCD, chronic care management, pediatrics, mental health, public/community health, midwifery, pre-natal care, family planning, emergency obstetrical care and PMTC HIV, palliative care, and nursing leadership and management
All applicants must demonstrate personal maturity and patience to work under challenging clinical circumstances. In addition, volunteers must be flexible and ready to adapt to local conditions and situations. The Peace Corps requires that all volunteers are US citizens.

*Note: Applicants will be required to meet licensing criteria and obtain appropriate clinical licenses in the host country.

We would love to know if any of you daring and adventurous nurses apply for these positions and end up part of the program faculty. Please keep us in mind and if possible send us an email!  Excited and praying for all of you who take the step!