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Sandra Siedlecki

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, FAAN is a senior nurse scientist with the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Office of Research and Innovation, contributing faculty member at Walden University, and adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. Dr. Siedlecki is actively involved in a program of research for chronic non-malignant pain syndrome patients, the effects of complementary therapies on health outcomes, and the long term effects of an Accreta Birth Experience on a woman and her partner. With more than two decades of didactic and clinical nursing teaching experience, Dr. Siedlecki has instructed and educated students at five colleges, universities and schools of nursing. Her extensive clinical background encompasses critical care and emergency nursing, and her tenured career spans healthcare organizations such as Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Ohio State University Hospital, Parma Community General Hospital in Parma, Ohio, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Siedlecki is a member of numerous industry associations and professional organizations, is well-published and has presented locally and nationally on issues related to research, research utilization, pain, pain management, and the use of complementary therapies. In addition she is editor of the Research Column for the Journal of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Courses Taught

NURS 6053 - Organizational Leadership


PhD, Case Western Reserve University

MSN, University of Akron

BSN, University of Akron

Diploma, Fairview General Hopsital School of Nursing

Awards / Honors

ANF Scholar, 2008

Ohio March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist, 2015

Ohio March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year, 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award , Cleveland Clinic, 2017

Faces of Caring Award, 2014

Magna cum laude, University of Akron, 1987


Siedlecki, S. L., Montague, M., Schultz, J. D. (2008). Writing for publication: avoiding common ethical pitfalls.. Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). Who needs what? Perceptions of patients and caregivers in oncology phase I Trials. . Journal of Patient Experience.

Siedlecki, S. L., Albert, N. M. (2017). Understanding Interrater Reliability and Validity of Risk Assessment Tools Used to Predict Adverse Clinical Events.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2016). The ethics of peer review: What to know before saying "yes".. Nursing management.

Siedlecki, S. L., Butler, R. S., Burchill, C. N. (2015). Survey design research: a tool for answering nursing research questions.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS.

Siedlecki, S. L., Albert, N. M. (2017). Research-active clinical nurses: against all odds.. Journal of clinical nursing.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2018). Research Intervention Fidelity: Tips to Improve Internal Validity of Your Intervention Studies.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS.

Siedlecki, S. L., Hixson, E. D. (2015). Relationships Between Nurses and Physicians Matter.. Online journal of issues in nursing.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2009). Racial variation in response to music in a sample of African-American and Caucasian chronic pain patients.. Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses.

K.K. Carlson, Siedlecki, S. L. (2009). Pain and sedation (chapter 4).

Siedlecki, S. L. (2017). Original Research: How to Create a Poster That Attracts an Audience.. The American journal of nursing.

Siedlecki, S. L., Hixson, E. (2011). Development and psychometric exploration of the Professional Practice Environment Assessment Scale. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2013). Comparative research design: a guide for the clinical nurse specialist.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS.

N. M. Albert, Siedlecki, S. L. (2016). Building blocks for a strong nursing research program.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2018). Avoid Common Mistakes When Presenting Your Research, Evidence-Based Practice, or Quality Improvement Projects.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS.


Siedlecki, S. L. (2018). Accuracy and Precision of Noninvasive temperature Monitoring Device Compared to PAC in Adults in ICU. . Society of Critical Care Medicine .

Siedlecki, S. L. (2017). Assessing reliability and validity of risk assessment tools. . Cleveland Clinic.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2012). Assessing the Professional Practice Environment: Development of a tool for monitoring the organizational environment.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2016). Exploring Music as a Nursing Intervention for the Management of Pain.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2013). Hand hygiene research: Shedding new light on an old subject.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2015). Knowledge Transfer: Make the Most of your Poster Presentation.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). Making a Case for Case Studies. . Cleveland Clinic.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). Help Change the World: Become a research-Active Critical Care Nurse.. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, .

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). If not you, then who? The Role of Orthopedic Nurses as Researcher or Scientist. National Association of Orthopedic Nursing..

Siedlecki, S. L. (2006). Music as an environmental field patterning modality.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2005). Music decreases pain intensity, frequency of depressive symptoms, and perceptions of pain-related disability in patients with chronic nonmalignant pain 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society John B.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2013). Quality decisions require quality data.

Siedlecki, S. (2019). Predatory Publications and Conferences: Buyer Beware. . Cleveland Clinic.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2014). Research and Complementary Therapies [Oral].

Siedlecki, S. L. (2009). Research: The road to excellence.

Siedlecki, S. L., Klein, D. (2011). Skill Enhancement: Publishing the work of the CNS: Captivating posters and Engaging manuscripts.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2017). The problem with risk assessment tools: Why is everyone at risk?. Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). The Professional Practice Environment: Exploring the Research on Nurse/Physician and Nurse/Nurse Relationships. Sigma Theta Tau International.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2019). Who is at Risk for failure to rescue? A Medical-Surgical Nurses’ Dilemma. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurse .