Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman
Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing

            Dr. Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman is as Assistant Clinical Professor with a specialty certification in Maternal-Newborn Nursing and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Ally designation from The Ohio State University.  Prior to her arrival at Duke in July 2020, Dr. Gedzyk-Nieman was an Associate Professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.  There she taught both theory and clinical for the Childbearing Families course, as well as Professional Development, Role Transition, and Evidenced Based Practice to baccalaureate and accelerated baccalaureate students.  Furthermore, she was a sought-after preceptor for students in the Chicagoland area pursuing a MSN in Nursing Education. 

              Dr. Gedzyk-Nieman’s scholarship and research interests include gender diversity in the nursing profession and nursing self-care.  In addition to peer-reviewed publications, she has been invited to speak about these topics at DUSON, national, and international conferences.  Her work on attitudes of acceptance of male nurses among female nurses was also a finalist for the 2018 Excellence in Educational Research Award at Sigma’s International Nursing Congress in Sydney, Australia.  Additionally, Dr. Gedzyk-Nieman spearheaded Lewis University's designation by the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) 2019 Best School for Men in Nursing.

              Dr. Gedzyk-Nieman is a member of AAMN, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN) and Sigma.  She is currently serving on AAMN’s Nursing Foundation Board and the Research and Innovation Congress of Rush-Copley Medical Center. Moreover, she has collaborated with Rush-Copley Medical Center in their development of a nurse restoration space and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center/Illinois Board of Nursing to complete the analysis and summary of nursing school data for the state from 2011-2015.

Current Research Interests

Gender diversity, inclusion and equity in Nursing
LGBTQ+ nursing care
Nursing self-care

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