Lewandowski has taught students on the RN-BSN track since joining Cizik School of Nursing in 2018. Her decade of previous experience as a faculty leader teaching associate degree nurses at Lone Star College CyFair makes her well suited to lead a program designed to enable working nurses to earn their bachelor’s degrees and expand their opportunities.
Lewandowski succeeds Susan Krawtz, MSN, RN, who recently retired.
“We are grateful for Susan’s many years of service leading our RN to BSN program, and that we have such a well-prepared faculty member to transition into this important role,” said Erica Yu, PhD, RN, associate dean and chair of the Department of Undergraduate Studies. “Please join me in congratulating and supporting Sara as she takes on her new responsibilities.”
Lewandowski’s scholarship interests include holistic health and simulation. She has received several internal grants to improve simulation lab space, usage, and faculty development. Her more than two decades of clinical experience and nursing education includes 15 years at West Houston Hospital (HCA) as a rehabilitation charge nurse, and she has served in leadership positions in clinical practice and nursing education.
Lewandowski earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, an Associate in Applied Science from San Jacinto College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also holds certification as a nurse educator, holistic nurse, and nurse coach.
"I am excited and honored to be in this new role," Lewandowski said.