Dr. Majeda Afeef Al-Ruzzieh

Majeda Afeef Al-Ruzzieh, Ph.D., RN is the Chief Nursing Officer at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) with over 20 years of experience in nursing.  Since 2003, she has effectively led more than 1,100 specialized nurses at KHCC, who work tirelessly to provide compassionate care of the highest quality to patients.

She is an integral part of the senior management team at KHCC, involved in many high-level strategic and decision-making committees. She is a consistent advocate for nursing and patient care excellence, collaborating with colleagues to promote the highest standards for patient care and safety. Under her leadership, in 2019 KHCC became the first hospital in Jordan and only the 10th hospital outside the United States (US) to achieve the Nursing Excellence (Magnet® designation) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This distinction was achieved through autonomous professional nursing practice, structural empowerment of frontline nurses across the center, and exemplary patient outcomes in all nurse-sensitive quality indicators.

Dr. Al-Ruzzieh leads a patient-centered advisory council, comprised of both executive and patient (50%) representatives. She also introduced the concept of ‘Nursing Shared Governance’ in Jordan over ten years ago and led KHCC to become the first hospital in the Middle East to become accredited by the Shared Governance Forum. In addition to her role as a member of the International Advisory Board for Shared Governance Forum, she is a highly regarded speaker on topics related to leadership, nursing excellence, shared governance, and exemplary patient care and engagement, and has published several articles and research studies in a wide range of scientific journals.

Dr. Al-Ruzzieh  has been a strong advocate for continuous professional development (CPD) for professional nurses as a tremendous enabling factor for the provision of high-quality patient care. She introduced KHCC’s Oncology Nursing Residency Program – the first program of its kind in Jordan and the second in the Middle East.  Under her leadership, the program was accredited with Distinction in 2022 by ANCC. In addition to continuing the efforts in the nursing education unit as an accredited unit for nursing CPD activities and the nursing simulation lab. In the current role, Dr. Al-Ruzzieh supervises the Life Support Training Center at KHCC, which achieved the status as a center of excellence in the MENA region from the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2022.

Dr. Al-Ruzzieh's tireless work promoting exemplary nursing professional practice and transformational leadership has been recognized at a national level, and she was awarded the HRH Princess Muna Al Hussien Award for the Best Nurse Leader in Jordan (the Rofida Alaslamiah Medal). Dr. Majeda has a Ph.D. in Nursing and a Certificate in Fundamentals of Magnet® from ANCC.