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Maja  Djukic

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, FAAN

John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor in Nursing
Associate Professor
Department of Research
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Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, FAAN joined the Cizik School of Nursing on September 1, 2020 as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Associate Professor. Over the past ten years Dr. Djukic has led a vigorous program of research focused on nursing workforce determinants of healthcare quality. During this time, she obtained close to $7 million in extramural research funding with over $1.6 million as principal investigator and produced over 35 peer-review publications. Dr. Djukic has pioneered national research of new graduate nurses to identify key gaps in quality and safety competencies essential for high-value patient care. To close the identified competency gaps, Dr. Djukic led inter- professional research teams and academic-practice partnerships to design novel teamwork, quality improvement, and population health management workforce interventions using in-person and virtual simulations. Her groundbreaking study of physical work environment, informed by human factors engineering framework, made unique contributions to nurses’ work environment research, by demonstrating direct and indirect influences of architectural, interior design, and ambient features on nurses’ job satisfaction and their ratings of patient care quality. Dr. Djukic is a recipient of two prestigious career development awards - the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar Award and the Josiah Macy Junior Foundation Faculty Scholar Award. She was elected co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) at Academy Health and is currently an Associate Editor for the Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice journal.

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Publication: Factors associated with new nurses’ career choice as advanced practice nurses: Implications for managing organizational turnover (Dec 2021)


Djukic receives grant, award for nursing research (Jun 2021)

Djukic publishes in three scholarly journals (Apr 2021)

Publication: An Integrative Review: Women’s Psychosocial Vulnerability in Relation to Paid Work after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis (Mar 2021)

Publication: Variables Associated With Nurse-Reported Quality Improvement Participation. (Feb 2021)

Researching Quality, Safety (Nov 2020)

Djukic Named John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor (Oct 2020)