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Klaudia Cwiekala-Lewis, M.S.N., R.N., A.P.H.N.-B.C.


  • B.S.N., Cedar Crest College
  • M.S.N., Drexel University


  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing Board Certification (APHN-BC)


  • Nursing Concepts and Practice: Community Health Nursing

Research Interests

  • Parkinson's Disease symptom management with complementary and alternative medicine
  • Disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations
  • Digital technologies to solve current healthcare challenges
  • Animated case studies and gaming to improve nursing competency and patient care outcomes
  • Use of social media for healthcare education


  • Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholar at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, inducted 2015

Recent Publications

  • The Effects of Tai Chi on physical function and well being among persons with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 2017.
  • Leading by walking around in long-term care and transitional care facilities. Nursing Management, 2017.
  • Analysis of University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) Symptom Management Theory and theory implication for persons with neurological disorders/diseases. The Journal of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, 2017.
  • Model of the structure of nursing knowledge for research and practice. Polish Nursing, 2016.
  • Silver Snowflake –Parkinson fall prevention initiative-Overview. Polish Nursing, 2016.

Recent Presentations

  • Enhancing case studies by utilizing digital innovation of animation, Transforming Healthcare: A Pathway to Nursing Excellence at the International Nursing, Honolulu, HI, 2017.
  • Role of the registered nurse during the disaster, Local Colleges in Central Pennsylvania, 2017.
  • Silver Snowflake – Parkinson Fall Prevention Initiative-Overview, World Parkinson Congress, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 2016.
  • What can American Red Cross do for you? Yellow Ribbon Event, Harrisburg, PA, 2016.
  • Global nursing professional migration: Addressing the issue of communication and transition through utilization of online education and virtual internships, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 2015.


  • Public health, nursing education and research, leadership and management, critical care, neuroscience.
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