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Leona Konieczny

Part-time Faculty and Director, Graduate Programs in Nursing

Nursing

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
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Education

DNP, Sacred Heart University

MPH, University of Connecticut

BSN, University of the State of New York (Excelsior College)

ADN, Quinnipiac College (Quinnipiac University)


Dr. Konieczny is a nurse educator with more than 35 years in academia. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She holds certifications in Gerontologic Nursing from ANCC and is a Certified Nurse Educator from NLN. At the University of Hartford, Dr. Konieczny teaches in the MSN & DNP programs. She is Director of Graduate Studies in the Nursing Department.

Other Interests

  • Konieczny, L. (2022). Converting Threats from COVID-19 in Long-term Care into Opportunities for Improvement. Clinical Nursing Studies, 36-40. doi:  10.5430/cns.v9n2p36
  • Konieczny, L. & Soyka, A. (2021). Safety Snacks:  Improving Quality in Long Term Care. Global Journal of Nursing, 4(24). doi: 10.28933/gjn-2021-11-0205
  • Konieczny, L. (2021). A Responsibility too Profound to Fail. Systematic Reflections, Central Connecticut State University, 1(1), 1-3.
  • McKelvey, M., Langevin, K., Konieczny, L., Espelin, J., Peer, N., Christensen, S. & Thomas, C. (2018). Nursing Faculty Coaches:  Uncovering a Hidden Resource for NCLEX-RN Success. Creative Nursing, 24(4), 225-230. doi:  10.1891/1078-4535.24.4.225
  • Thomas, C. S., Konieczny, L. & Clark, L. (2018). Nursing Program Evaluation of Cultural Competency by Examination of Intercultural Sensitivity. International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences, 5(2), 151-154.
  • Thomas, C. S. & Konieczny, L. (2017). Program level of nursing students and the achievement of intercultural sensitivity after service learning experiences. Clinical Nursing Studies, 6(2), 73-78.
  • Konieczny, L. (2017). Clinical Judgment in Medication Administration among Nursing Students. Clinical Nursing Studies, 5(4), 52-58.
  • Thomas, C. S. & Konieczny, L. (2017). Impact of a Service Learning Experience on the Intercultural Sensitivity of Nursing Students. Clinical Nursing Studies, 5(2), 41-45.
  • Thomas, C. S. & Konieczny, L. (2017). Development and Implementation of a National Service Learning Experience with Baccalaureate Nursing Students:  Supporting Development of Cultural Awareness. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 9(7), 21-24.
  • Konieczny, L. & Thomas, C. S. (2017). Study Outcomes of Service Learning on Intercultural Sensitivity in BSN Students. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.
  • Thomas, C. S. & Konieczny, L. (2017). Supporting the Development of a Social Justice Perspective through a Volunteer Service Learning Experience. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.
  • Konieczny, L. (2016). Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Increase Nursing Student Knowledge   in Medication Administration. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 11, 199-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2016.08.003 
  • Konieczny, L. (2016). Virtual Reality and Patient Simulator, Technology to Teach Humanistic End-of-Life Care. International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences, 3(4), 231-233.
  • Konieczny, L., Levvis, M. and Peer, N. (2016). International Experiential Learning for Research Design and Global Health. International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences, 3(3), 218-221.
  • Konieczny, L. (2016). Virtual Life & Death:  Preparing Nursing Students for End-of-Life Care.
    Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.
  • Konieczny, L. (2016). Virtual Patient and Simulation:  Strategies to Teach End-of-Life Care.
    Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.
  • Konieczny, L. (2014). Lessons for the Teacher. Minority Nurse, Winter 2014, 47-49.
  • Konieczny, L. (2013). Increasing Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Clinical Judgment in Medication Administration. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.
  • Konieczny, L. (2013). Simulation Experience Results in Actual Learning in Nursing Student Medication Administration. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing eRepository.

Carrie B. Lenburg Award – Excelsior College – July 2017

CCSU Excellence in Teaching Honor Roll – April 2018 and April 2017

CCCC Merit Award for Teaching Excellence – May 2013 and May 2006

Ruth M. Olson Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, CLN – June 2011

Nominated for Nursing Spectrum’s Nurse of the Year – May 2004

Recipient of the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence – May 2003

Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance - 2017 to present

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