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Dorota Bartoszczyk, , MSN, RN, OCN

University of Iowa PhD
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Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk is originally from Poland where she lived 21 years. She has been in the United States for total of 16 years now, and during this time she’s lived in four different states, with Iowa being the longest. All of her nursing education is from the College of Nursing, the University of Iowa. Dorota’s research interest area is related to barriers and difficulties nurses are challenged when providing pain management. Even though we are better at managing our patients’ pain, many difficulties remain in this important area of nursing care. She has been working as a staff nurse at the UIHC for the last eight years on the adult hematology oncology and palliative care unit. In the last two years, she started working with surgical oncology patients as well. Dorota chose the University of Iowa College of Nursing PhD program because, in her opinion, it’s simply the best program. The excellence of faculty, learning opportunities, closeness and collaboration with the UIHC, and Iowa City’s charm make this program truly outstanding. While unsure of exactly what she’ll be doing after completion of the PhD program, Dorota hopes to always stay close to patients and clinical settings. With this in mind, a nurse scientist at a hospital sounds an appealing and viable option.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Cancer
Dissertation: The practices of pain management in oncology nurses.