Jie Chen, Ph.D., RN

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
  • NURS 604: Advanced Evidence-based Practice in Nursing


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

Research Interests

  • Occupational health and human factors
  • Health care improvement and health disparities
  • Nursing education, program assessment and student success

Selected Publications

Sabio, C., Chen, J., Moxley, B., Taylor, L., Kuchinski, A.M., and Peters, B. (2020). Improving portfolio assessment: addressing challenges in transition to e-portfolio. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(12), 705-708.

Hwang, J., Ari, H., Matoo, M., Chen, J., Kim, J.H. (2020). Air-assisted devices reduce biomechanical loading in the low back and upper extremities during patient turning tasks. Applied Ergonomics, 87, 103-121.

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., and Yao, P. (2014). Is hospital's magnet status linked to HCAHPS scores? Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(4), 327-335.

Chen, J., Daraiseh, N. M., Davis, K. G., and Pan, W. (2014). Sources of work-related acute fatigue in United States hospital nursesNursing and Health Sciences, 16 (1), 19-25.

Chen, J., Davis, K. G., Daraiseh, N. M, Pan, W., and Davis, L.S. (2014). Fatigue and recovery in 12-hour dayshift hospital nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 22, 593-603.

Chen, J., Davis, L. S., Davis, K. G., Pan, W. and Daraiseh, N. M. (2011). Physiological and behavioural 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

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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