- BA, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 1979
- ADN, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI 1985
- BSN, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 1986
- MSN, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1996
- DNP, University of Minnesota, 2009
Areas of Research, Teaching, and Clinical Expertise and Scholarship
- Public Health
- Community Health
- School Health
- School Nursing
- Children's Vision and Eye Health
Transformational Leadership I & II, Health Economics and Policy, Health Policy, Leader as Communicator, Leadership of Healthcare Knowledge Workers, Leadership Practicum I, II, III, Scholarly Practice Project I, II, III.
Dr. Murphy is a board certified nurse executive-advanced, with extensive background in family, school, and public/community health issues, particularly among underserved populations. She has served the community in a variety of nursing leadership roles and has worked internationally implementing leadership and management strategies in rural health posts. In the Executive Nurse Leader program, she focuses on facilitating the professional development of nurse leaders with innovative didactic and experiential learning, mentorship, self-awareness, self-efficacy and communication strategies.
Dr. Murphy has many community interests. She serves on the Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness, and Prevent Blindness Texas; chairs the Prevent Blindness Public Health Committee, and is immediate past chair of the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health Advisory Committee. She is an alumna of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship (2004-2007), holds the Alice Ostermayer Stubblefield Professorship in Nursing, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.