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Linda Murray, ,PCNB

University of Maryland DNP
Home Annapolis MD United States


My career has spanned over three decades in which I have assumed a several roles within nursing. Beginning my career as a staff nurse and moving on to the role of a clinical unit educator provided me with the experience to progress to a hospital staff development coordinator. Due to an intense desire to develop my clinical interaction with pediatric clients I chose to pursue a Post Master’s Certificate program for my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. After working for almost eight years within private practice I moved back to the educational arena as an assistant professor of nursing at the community college level. Here I was able to combine my passion for nursing with teaching. I served in a leadership capacity as the Assistant Director of the Nursing Program at the community college for almost 6 years before moving to a full time faculty position at the University of Maryland in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Once again, I am able to combine my passion for nursing and teaching and provide mentorship for nurses as they transition to the nurse practitioner role. My DNP scholarly project will center on role transitions for NP’s and the need for mentoring. Upon completion of the DNP program at the University of Maryland, I hope to continue in a nursing faculty role with a focus in two major areas: inter-professional education and development in nurses of advocacy skills related to patients and the nursing profession.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas-Blaustein Nurse Leader – Pediatrics – CPNP
Dissertation: Anticipated: NP Role transitions and the need for mentoring