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Majda Pajnkihar
Nursing university faculty administrator

Majda Pajnkihar

Majda Pajnkihar
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Intro Nursing university faculty administrator
Is Nurse Professor Educator
From Slovenia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Field Academia Healthcare
Gender female
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Majda Pajnkihar is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. She is one of the founding members of Udine-C Network (Understanding Development Issues in Nurse Educator Careers), an international research group with the main interest in nursing careers.


Pajnkihar is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Organizational Sciences and a Master of Organizational Sciences from the University of Maribor and a PhD in nursing from the University of Manchester.


Pajnkihar was the first Slovenian to obtain a Nursing PhD in Slovenia and led the establishment of the first Nursing PhD program there. On her initiative the first Institute for Nursing in Slovenia was established in 1996. Pajnkihar was the first head of the Institute for Nursing, which aims to recognize nursing as a scientific discipline and a profession.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau the Honor Society of Nursing.

Pajnkihar’s clinical area is child and adolescent nursing.

She has a special interest in nursing theories and research on caring, qualitative research and evidence-based nursing in the area of safety, caring and efficient patient care.


Pajnkihar is a Fellow (2018) of the American Academy of Nursing.


  • McKenna HP, Pajnkihar M, Murphy F (2014) Fundamentals of nursing models, theories and practice Wiley Blackwell, Chichester ISBN 978-0-4706-5776-8
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