Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Rosemarie Graczkowski, MSN-Ed, RN

Florida International University
PhD Student

Rosemarie Graczkowski was born in Trinidad and Tobago and currently resides in South Florida. She earned a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree at Nova Southeastern University and a Masters in Nursing Education at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Graczkowski successfully completed her PhD candidacy and is currently in the Dissertation phase at Florida International University (FIU). Ms. Graczkowski’s clinical expertise as a staff nurse was at Broward General Medical Center in the Medical-Surgical and Liver Transplant units. She started her academic pursuits in 2010 as an Adjunct Instructor at Brown Mackie College in Miami, teaching Pharmacy I, Medical Math and Dosage Calculations, as well as Communication and Professionalism in the Health Care Setting. While in the PhD program, she worked as a Research Assistant for the Associate Dean of Nursing/ Program Director for the PhD in Nursing at FIU. In May 2013 she accepted a full-time instructor position at Keiser University teaching Pharmacology, Fundamentals Clinical, and Advanced Adult Health. Ms. Graczkowski’s research focuses on women’s health, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Caribbean Women; she plans to conduct her dissertation study in Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Graczkowski is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Pi Alpha Chapter. In July 2016 she presented poster sessions at STTI’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. She also presented posters at National conferences including the 29th Annual Conference for the Southern Nursing Research Society in Tampa, Florida in February 2015.