College Directory

Maja Djukic,

Assistant Professor
433 First Ave Room 646
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Nursing Workforce, Nurse Work Environment, Patient Care Quality, Interprofessional Education, Nurse Education, and Participation in Healthcare Quality Improvement

PhD, 2009, New York University
MS, 2006, New York University
BS, 2003, Northeastern State University
AS, 1999, Tulsa Community College
Professional Overview 
Dr. Djukic, research interests focus on theory building and testing related to the impact of individual, organizational, and external environment factors on nurse work outcomes, nurses’ participation in healthcare quality improvement, and quality and safety of patient care. She is also collaborating with faculty from the NYU School of Medicine to develop and evaluate large-scale, technology driven implementation of an evidence-based inter-professional teamwork curriculum.
Honors and Awards 
2011 Rising Star Award - NYU College of Nursing Alumni Association
2010 PhD Class 2010 Valedictorian
2010 PhD Program Distinguished Student Award
2006 The Mary Clark Rockefeller Fellows Program
2006 Master’s Program Nursing Distinguished Student Award
2006 Certificate of Excellence For Academic Distinction in Nursing Education
2005 Margret S. Wolf Hirschberg Scholarship for Nursing Education
2005 Greenidge Scholarship for International Education
2005/04 Federal Traineeships for Master's Students
RN, State of New York
Professional Membership 
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Sigma Theta Tau International-Upsilon Chapter
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Adult Critical Care

Djukic, M., Kovner, C., Brewer, C., Fatehi, F., & Seltzer. J. (2013). A multi-state assessment of employer-sponsored quality improvement education for early career registered nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44, 12-19. 10.3928/00220124-20121115-68.
Djukic, M., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. S., Fatehi, F., Bernstein, I. (2013). Early-career registered nurses’ participation in hospital quality improvement activities. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 28, 198-207. 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31827c6c58.
Djukic, M., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. S., Fatehi, F., Bernstein, I., Aidarus, N. (2013). Improvements in educational preparedness for quality and safety. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 4, 15-21.
Djukic, M., Kovner, C.T., Brewer, C.S., Fatehi, F., Cline, D. (2013). Work environment factors other than staffing associated with nurses’ ratings of patient care quality. Health Care Management Review, 38, 105-114. 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182388cc3.
Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. S., Katigbak C., Djukic, M., Fatehi, F. (2012). Charting the course for nurses’ achievement of higher education levels. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28, 333-343. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2012.04.021.
Brewer, C.S., Kovner, C.T., Yingrengreung, S., Djukic, M. (2012). New nurses: Has the recession increased their commitment to their jobs? . American Journal of Nursing , 122, 34-44. 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000412637.63022.d4.
Djukic, M., Fulmer, T., Adams, J.G., Lee, S., Triola, M. (2012). NYU3T: Teaching, Technology, Teamwork – A model for interprofessional scalability and sustainability. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47, 333-346. 10.1016/j.cnur.2012.05.003.
Brewer, C. S., Kovner, C. T., Greene, W., Tukov-Shuser, M., Djukic, M. (2012). Predictors of actual turnover in a national sample of newly licensed registered nurses employed in hospitals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 521-538. 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05753.x.
Djukic, M., Pellico, L.H., Kovner, C.T., Brewer, C. (2011). Newly licensed RNs describe what they like best about being a nurse. Nursing Research and Practice, 2011, 1-8. 10.1155/2011/968191.
Pellico, L.H., Djukic, M., Kovner, C.T., & Brewer, C.S. (2010). Moving on, up, or out: Changing work needs of new RNs at different stages of their beginning nursing practice. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15, 1. 10.3912/OJIN.Vol15No01PPT02.
Djukic, M., & Kovner, C.T. (2010). Overlap of registered nurse and physician practice: Implications for the U.S. health care reform. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 11, 13-22. 10.1177/1527154410365564.
Djukic, M., Kovner, C., Budin, W.C., & Norman, R. (2010). Physical work environment: Testing an expanded model of job satisfaction in a sample of registered nurses. Nursing Research, 59, 441-451. 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181fb2f25.
Brewer, C.S., Kovner, C.T., Poornima, S., Fairchild, S., Kim, H., & Djukic, M. (2009). A comparison of second-degree baccalaureate and traditional-baccalaureate new graduate RNs: Implications for the workforce. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25, 5-14. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2007.12.003.
Kovner, C.T., & Djukic, M. (2009). The nursing career process from application through the first 2 years of employment. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25, 197-203. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2009.05.002.
Kovner, C.T., Brewer, C.S., Fairchild, S., Poornima, S., Kim, H., & Djukic, M. (2007). Newly licensed RNs’ characteristics, work attitudes, and intentions to work. American Journal of Nursing, 107, 58-70. 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000287512.31006.66.