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The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is currently working with a consortium of schools of nursing in the U.S. including New York University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Texas, Howard University, and Duke University, to recruit clinical mentors for the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program. Five of these faculty members to be recruited are Clinical Mentors to build the health education infrastructure faculty and health workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda.
Rwanda currently faces a severe lack of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives, and other health care workers. The key obstacle to building the health workforce in Rwanda is the inability of Rwandan schools and clinical teaching hospitals to offer adequate levels of teaching, clinical training, mentorship, research experience, and opportunities for advanced/specialized study.
The U.S. Nursing Academic Consortium for the Rwanda HRH Program has been invited by the Rwanda Ministry of Health to assist in strengthening nursing education, faculty development, and professionalization of Rwandan nursing. The primary goal is to support nursing and midwifery faculty in Rwanda and strengthen clinical teaching programs for nursing and midwifery students. As part of this program, U.S. universities will hire Clinical Mentors and deploy them to Rwandan Schools of Nursing and teaching facilities. Clinical Mentors are being recruited with expertise in a number of clinical specialties, including: pediatrics (including neo-natal intensive care), midwifery, mental health nursing, adult nursing (including critical care, trauma and surgery, infectious diseases, and infection control), and public health and community nursing.
Clinical Educators will be assigned to teaching facilities that serve as clinical placement sites for Rwandan nursing and midwifery students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Each Clinical Educator will also be affiliated with a campus of the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the clinical instruction provided to all nursing and midwifery students.
Clinical Educators placed in districts hospitals will be under the supervision of the Director of a campus of the School of Nursing and Midwifery under which they are affiliated. Other clinical educators will be under the supervision of the Director of Nursing of the referral hospital where they are placed.
Instruction to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to:
Marik Moen, MSN, MPH, ACRN
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Health
c/o Katherine Simmons
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street, Room 502
Baltimore, MD 21201
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