Jeanne Maiden, Ph.D., RN, CNS-BC

Associate Dean and Professor; MSN Program Director

  • Phone: (619) 849-2420


  • State University of New York, Canton, NY, AAS
  • National University, San Diego, CA, BSN
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, MSN/CNS Critical Care
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, Ph.D.


Teaching Focus:

  • MSN CNS Role Acquisition
  • MSN CNS Role Acquisition: Adult/Gerontology
  • MSN Following Faithfully: Servant Leadership
  • MSN Comprehensive Exam

Clinical Background/Academic Focus:

Many years as a critical care nurse, in particular surgical patients including cardiovascular surgery; Nurse educator providing a variety of educational opportunities for licensed staff; Clinical Nurse Specialist for critical care and orientation and competency assessment in an academic teaching institution. Current focus: ethics, end-of-life care, palliative care, research, moral distress, and compassion fatigue in nursing staff.


  • Editor, Nursing Journal
  • Editor, Nursing 2007-present, Critical care.  Pearls in Palliation.
  • Maiden, J. (2002). Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures. In Urden, L., Stacy, K., Lough, M. (Eds) Thelan's Critical Care Nursing Diagnosis and Management. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby.
  • Author of Pulmonary diagnostics chapter for 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, & 2014 editions.
  • Stacy, K, Maiden, J. (2000). Pulmonary Assessment and Diagnostics Procedures. In Urden, L., Stacy, K. (Eds) Priorities in Critical Care Nursing. Co-author with K. Stacy MS, CNS, CCRN - editions 2, 4, 5, & 6.
  • Healthy Work Environments, Nursing 2010 Critical Care.
  • Dimensions of Critical Nursing (2011), Moral Distress, Compassion Fatigue, and Perceptions about Medication Errors in Certified Critical Care Nurses.

Personal Note:

I am privileged to be at PLNU and look forward to meeting students and helping them to accomplish their academic/career goals. I am passionate about end-of-life issues, moral distress, and compassion fatigue within our profession. I am a mom and have 2 wonderful children, and am blessed by the love of my husband! We share 2 cats, 3 dogs and multiple other pets in our home!