Dr. Marianne Murray DNP, MSN, RN
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and the world better than you found it” Marian Wright Edelman.
Marianne Murray has been a nurse for over 28 years and has had a wide breath of nursing experience from flight nursing to healthcare management and nursing education. She has taught nursing for over 15 years in colleges and universities in the south west. Her doctoral research focused on the impact of interprofessional simulation and communication on self-efficacy in health profession students. She has received recognition as a national Master Teacher in higher education and has presented her research at many national conferences. Marianne has also achieved and maintained national certification as a Heath Care Simulation Educator (CHSE). Previously Dr. Murray was the Director of the University of Alaska, School of Nursing. In her first year as Director she increased overall student enrollment by 18% and was awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence -Stewardship Award- for Operational Effectiveness. This award highlights Marianne’s passion for implementing innovative processes that increase efficiencies while maintaining quality.
Recently, she served as the Executive Administrator for the Alaska Board of Nursing where she aided the board in creating regulations that eliminated licensing barriers to support nurses coming to Alaska during the pandemic. Marianne is a strong advocate for the nursing profession and believes that no matter where nurses work, they positively transform lives by providing caring, compassion and comfort.
Marianne has three wonderful children, a fantastic Air Force veteran husband and a menagerie of furry friends that share her home. Marianne is most happy on the water with a net or pole or with her dogs in the Alaskan forest on adventure.