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Ksenia Zukowsky, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Contact Dr. Zukowsky

901 Walnut Street
Suite 819
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-5091
(215) 923-1468 fax


PhD, Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY, 2002
MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
BSN, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, 1985
Diploma, Presbyterian School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1975

University Appointment

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Associate Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

2007-2010 Co-Investigator, DHHS HRSA Bureau of Health Professions "Promoting Health Access: Online Graduate Programs for Rural Underserved Communities" 1-D09-HP-08336-01-00 Dr. Beth Ann Swan PI

July 2004-2007. Project Director: DHHS HRSA Bureau of Health Professions: "Neonatal Education Consortium". (D09HP02746-02-00) Dr. Mary Bowen PI

Professional Memberships

Philadelphia Perinatal Society. Treasurer (PPS)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Rho Chapter (STTI)
Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP)
Member, Delaware Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (DVANN)
Member, National Association of National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
NONPF Member Resources Committee
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Committee Member: March of Dimes New Jersey Prematurity Campaign & Nurse of the Year Award


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  2. Bedside Placement of the Postpyloric Tube in Infants
  3. Infant Skin Care Products: What Are the Issues?
  4. Bathing and Beyond: Current Bathing Controversies for Newborn Infants
  5. Ankyloglossia and the breastfeeding infant: Assessment and intervention
  6. Practical planning to maintain premature infants' safety during magnetic resonance imaging: A systematic review
  7. A National Survey of the Nursing Care of Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure in Canadian NICUs
  8. Do nurses provide a safe sleep environment for infants in the hospital setting?: An integrative review
  9. The use of role play for interdisciplinary teaching of palliative care communication skills
  10. Hypothermia and Occlusive Skin Wrap in the Low Birth Weight Premature Infant: An Evidentiary Review
  11. Guest editorial
  12. Kids into health careers: A rural initiative
  13. Implementing an MSN nursing program at a distance through an urban-rural partnership
  14. When should students be eligible for certification?
  15. Parenting after infertility: Issues for families and infants
  16. A survey of the current neonatal nurse practitioner workforce
  17. Breastfed Low-Birth-Weight Premature Infants: A Description of Nutritional Intake in the First 6 Months of Life
  18. Breast-fed low-birth-weight premature neonates: Developmental assessment and nutritional intake in the first 6 months of life
  19. Resubmission of a grant application: breastfeeding services for LBW infants.
  20. Advanced ventilation in the neonate.