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Amy Szajna, MSN, RN

Contact Dr.  Szajna

130 South Ninth Street
Edison Building, Suite 841
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-8318


PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, 2016
MSN, Thomas Jefferson University, 2010
BSN, Temple University, 2006

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

Refugee Health
Community-engaged Research

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Presentations & Awards

Szajna, A., Newman, S. D., & Gerolamo, A. (2016). Health Practices and Interactions with the US Healthcare System Experienced by Bhutanese Refugees: A Model for Community Engagement with Resettled Refugees. Podium presentation at the North American Annual Refugee Health Conference. Rochester, NY.
Gerolamo, A., Szajna, A., Jack, D., & Muccitelli, J. (October, 2015). Student Perceptions of Using a Trained Actor to Model Mental Health Nursing Practices. Podium presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association annual conference. Buena Vista, FL. 
Szajna, A. (2014, November). Health Practices in Bhutanese Refugees: Key Informant Interviews. Poster presentation at the Thomas Jefferson University school of Nursing Delta Rho Research Night. Philadelphia, PA. 
Szajna, A. (2014, September). Health Practices in Bhutanese Refugees: Key Informant Interviews. Poster presentation at the Medical University College of Nursing Research Day, Charleston, SC.
Szajna, A., Bellot, J., Jack, D. (2011, September).  When East Meets West: Infusing Culture and Diversity into Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula.  Poster Presentation at the Second Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium, Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Immigrant, Pittsburg, PA. 
Szajna, A.  (2010, November).  Assessing the readiness of the federally qualified health centers of New Jersey for implementation of eSHARE.  Poster presentation at the 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Newark, DE.


Jack, D., Gerolamo, A., Frederick, D., Szajna, A., & Muccitelli, J. (2014). Teaching Baccalaureate Nursing Students about High-risk Clinical Events in Mental Health Nursing: A Novel Approach to Human Patient Simulation.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(10):515-520. 
Szajna, A.  and Ward, J. (2015). Access to Healthcare by Refugees: A Dimensional Analysis. Nursing Forum, 50(2), 83-89. 
Szajna, A., Altshuler, M., and Scott, K. (2012).  Providing for the Medical and Social Needs of Newly Resettled Refugees in Philadelphia.  Jefferson Inter-Professional Education and Care Newsletter, 3(1),3.


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