Fulbright Scholar :
Patricia A. Cholewka, EdD
Patricia A. Cholewka, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has developed and teaches two BSN Program courses, Leadership in the Management of Client Care and Nursing Informatics. She also played a major part in developing the use of patient simulators in a dedicated Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the Nursing Department to directly correlate clinical experience with classroom theory lectures.
She has lectured and taught internationally in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, and Ukraine. She received a 2007-2008 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Lecture-Research Award to Vilnius University, Lithuania and a 2010 U.S. Fulbright Follow-on Lecture-Research Award to the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. She was appointed to the 2009 and 2010 Boards of Examiners for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (formerly Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program), National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Commerce Department.
She is Project Director of a FIPSE US-EU Atlantis Grant, U.S. Department of Education, a transatlantic collaboration focused on palliative care self-management and interdisciplinary healthcare provider education. She has authored and peer reviewed articles for nursing, healthcare quality improvement, and international economic journals, healthcare management manuals, and co-authored a book entitled, Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development.
Dr. Cholewka holds an EdD in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MPA in Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, an MA in Nursing Informatics from New York University College of Nursing, and a BS in Nursing from Castleton State College.
She is board certified in both nursing administration and healthcare quality and an elected member of two honor societies: Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing and Phi Delta Kappa, International Honor Society in Education.
Fulbright Scholar Research-Lecture Award in Global/Public Health
The purpose of her 2007-08 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Research-Lecture Award in global/public health was to compare the U.S. and Lithuanian healthcare systems with regard to nursing education, policies, and practices for effectively and efficiently managing patient care using Information Technology in the Lithuanian eHealth initiative.
The purpose of her 2010 Fulbright Follow-on Research-Lecture Award in global/public health was to continue academic and research collaboration efforts with nursing and other healthcare system administrators at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS). The tangible results included: collaboration about international grant opportunities, the development of new nursing (masters-level nursing leadership) and radiology technologist curricula, acceptance of an advisory position as International Editorial Board member on the new English language nursing research journal published by LUHS Faculty of Nursing, and the presentation of lectures on the U.S. EMR initiative to LUHS bachelor- and masters-level nursing students and at the annual national nursing conference.
It was also her responsibility to meet with the Lithuanian International Exchanges/Academic Affairs Specialist and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Vilnius to discuss her 2007-2008 Fulbright experience and current assignment about what had been accomplished.
As of 2009, the Fulbright Program has designated her as the City Tech Fulbright Campus Representative.