Jie Chen PhD, RN

Jie Chen
Title: Associate Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 131
Office Phone: 815-753-8197
Office Fax: 815-753-0814
Email: jchen2@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NURS 315 Adult Health Nursing I
  • NURS 313 Adult Health Nursing Clinical I
  • NURS 312 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • NURS 432 Processes for Nursing Leadership 


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.S.N., University of Cincinnati 
  • B.S., Tianjin Medical University, China

Research Interests

  • Optimization of nursing work process to improve quality of patient care in hospitals.
  • Transition of pre-licensure nursing students into professional practice.
  • Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders related to patient-handling among health caregivers.
  • Cultural competency program to reduce ethnic disparities in health care.

Selected Publications

Hwang, J., Kuppam, V.A., Chodraju, S.S.R., Chen, J., and Kim, J.H. (2019). Commercially available friction-reducing patient transfer devices reduced biomechanical stresses on caregivers’ upper extremities and low back. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 61, 1125-1140.

Chen, J., Koren, M. E., Munroe, D.J., & Yao, P. (2014). Is Hospital’s Magnet Status Linked to HCAHPS Scores? Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(3).

Chen, J., Daraiseh, N. M., Davis, K. G., & Pan, W. (2014). Sources of Work-related Acute
Fatigue in United States Hospital Nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences, 16(1), 19-25.

Chen, J., Davis, K. G., Daraiseh, N. M, Pan, W., & Davis, L.S. (2014). Fatigue and
Recovery in 12-hour Day Shift Hospital Nurses. Journal of Nursing Management. Advance
online publication. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12062

Chen, J., Davis, L. S., Davis, K. G., Pan, W. & Daraiseh, N. M. (2011). Physiological and
behavioral response patterns at work among hospital nurses. Journal of Nursing Management,
19, 57–68.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Northern Illinois University, 2018.
  • Illinois Nurse Educator Fellow, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 2017.


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