The Advancing Health Professionals (AHP) program sends qualified nursing educators to low resource Peace Corps locations requiring further capacity building for their nurses/nurse practitioners and future nurses/nurse practitioners. AHP programs tend to be in high need locations that do not have enough trained educators to train others. Those professionals who become Peace Corps Response Volunteers in these areas could be involved in giving lectures, leading tutorials and learning laboratories, monitoring research, and mentoring. Positions are currently available in the following areas:
Research Skills and Methodologies
HIV/AIDS & Clinic Management
Basic Sciences Lecturer
These are 12-month assignments open to U.S. citizens only. All Peace Corps Response assignments have different minimum qualifications. To ensure that you are a competitive candidate, please carefully review the qualifications of each position you are interested in and tailor your resume for each application.
Projected Start Date: July, August, and September 2020
Most of these nurse educator openings require a combination of these skills:
Certification and/or degree in nursing, midwifery, and/or one of the above backgrounds
Experience teaching or precepting nurses or nursing students
Clinical experience in any health setting
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Must be a U.S. citizen to volunteer with Peace Corps
No upper age limit - Peace Corps Response Volunteers may serve at any age
Service contingent on successful completion of legal and medical clearance
Additional Salary Information: Peace Corps Response Volunteers receive financial and other benefits, including: transportation to and from their country of service; settling-in, living, and leave allowances; two vacation days per month of service; medical care; and for those who complete their service, the option to receive a travel stipend in lieu of a return plane ticket.
Internal Number: AHP1
About Peace Corps Response
The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. Peace Corps Response recruits U.S. citizens with significant professional experience as well as returned Peace Corps Volunteers for short-term, high-impact assignments. These positions are streamlined and designed for Volunteers to hit the ground running. 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. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Peace Corps Response at www.peacecorps.gov/response.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.