Juli Maxworthy

Juli Maxworthy, DNP, PhD(c), MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FNAP, FSSH

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Juli Maxworthy is an academic, innovator and collaborator. During her over 30 years in healthcare, she spent almost 20 years in various roles in critical care in a busy open heart and trauma unit. During that time, Dr. Maxworthy became heavily involved in the shared governance activities within her organization. After realizing that she needed more education to prepare her to take on the challenges of her current and potential future roles she went back to school and completed two Masters and a Doctorate over the course of six years (along with raising three teenagers). During that same time, she moved into the world of quality, medical staff, patient safety and risk. Her last clinical position was that of VP of Quality and Risk.

In 2013, Dr. Maxworthy made the transition into academia and is now an Associate Professor who teaches in both the Executive Leader and Population Health DNP Programs. She is currently the Chair of the Simulation Committee. Dr. Maxworthy's courses include Quality and Patient Safety and Data Analysis for the Executive Leader. Dr. Maxworthy also teaches Project Management in the Population Health DNP Program. She has been the Chair for over 50 DNP student's projects.


  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Leadership
  • Psychological Safety

Research Areas

  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Leadership
  • Psychological Safety


  • President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2021)
  • Vice-President, Partnerships and Networking, National Academies of Practice (2021-2023)
  • Secretary, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2017-2019)
  • Vice President, Sigma Theta Tau International (2017-2019)
  • Chair, Healthcare Leadership and Innovations Department, USF (2015-2017)


  • Texas Woman's University, PhD(c), 2022
  • University of San Francisco, DNP, 2008
  • Holy Names University, MBA, 2006
  • Holy Names University, MSN, 2004
  • California State University, Hayward, BSN, 1984
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Fellow, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH)
  • Fellow, National Academies of Practice (NAP)

Prior Experience

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor & Director of Simulation Center
  • Vice President, Service Excellence & Performance Improvement/Quality
  • Senior Director, Quality and Care Management

Awards & Distinctions

  • Fellow, National Academy of Practice, 2020

  • Fay Bower Award for Leadership, Nu Xi At Large (STTI), 2019

  • Fellow, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2017

  • Leadership Award, Nu Xi At Large (STTI), 2013

  • Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society for Business Administration and -Management, 2006

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Maxworthy, J. (2020). Simulation as a Continuous Learning System. In J.C. Palaganas, B. T. Ulrich, & M.E.B. Mancini (Eds.). Mastering simulation: A handbook for success (2nd ed., pp. 121-135). Sigma Theta Tau International.

  • Waxman, K. T., Gilbert, M., Maxworthy, J. (2020). The value of simulation white paper. California Simulation Alliance

  • Maxworthy, J. (2020). Scholarship of Practice. In faculty professional role development program. Sigma Theta Tau International. 

  • Maxworthy, J., Buczkowshi, E. (2016). The Complete Guide to OPPE and FPPE. HCPro: Danvers, MA.

  • Waxman, KT., Maxworthy, J. (2015). Healthcare Simulation Program Builder. Easy Tools to Build and Enhance Your Staff Training. HCPro: Danvers, MA.