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Kathleen Czekanski, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Nursing

Areas of Expertise:

Community health Dementia caregiving Home caregivers Hospice Nursing education Palliative care


Ph.D., Nursing, Duquesne University
MSN, Family Health Nursing, Management, The College of New Jersey
BSN, Villanova University


As Dean, Kathleen Czekanski, Ph.D., is responsible for the administrative leadership of the departments within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and serves as the chief nurse administrator for the Nursing Programs at La Salle University. Her scholarship addresses end of life care and dementia caregiving, and she is particularly interested in the experience of people caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease as they transition to the caregiving role.