Biography

Dr. Natalie Murphy is a board certified family nurse practitioner who joined Florida Atlantic University faculty in 2014. Her current clinical practice and teaching is focused on cardiac nursing and primary care. Natalie practices per diem for a large, private cardiology practice in Stuart. Previous clinical experience includes practice in the areas of critical care, emergency room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. She also has completed research focused on the healthcare needs of internationally adopted children. Her current area of practice interest is in the management of microvascular heart disease in women and preventative cardiac care with alternative methods such as restorative yoga and plant-based diets.

Teaching

  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • Primary Care 1: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Primary Care 1 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Primary Care 2: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Primary Care 2 Practicum: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice

Recent Publications

Murphy, N. (2009) Facilitating Attachment after International Adoption. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34(4), 210-217.

Sherman, R., & Murphy, N. (2009). The many merits of a mentoring: For both mentor and protégé, a successful mentorship increases self-awareness and opens new professional avenues. American Nurse Today4(2), 24-25.

Sutton, D.H., Murphy, N.L., and Raines, D.A. (2009). Transformation: The life-changing experience of women who undergo a surgical weight loss intervention. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 4(4), 299-306. (data-based, peer-reviewed)

Sutton, D.H., Murphy, N.L., and Raines, D.A. (2009). Patient management: Their journey of change. Bariatric Times, 6(10), 1; 16-19. (data-based, peer-reviewed)

Sutton, D., Murphy, N., & Raines, D. (2009).  I’ve got a Secret:  Non-disclosure in Persons who undergo bariatric Surgery.  Bariatric Times, 6(1), 1, 14-16. Available at:   http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/matrix/bt_200901/

Honors/Awards

2016: Exceptional Faculty Award of the Northern Campuses, Florida Atlantic University

2010: 1st Place Poster, Graduate Student Association, Research Day, Nursing/Education/ CAUPA division, Florida Atlantic University

2009: Rising Star Award, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University and Sigma Theta Tau

2009: Excellence in Scholarship Award, Christine E. College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University

2008: Best Practice Poster Award, Florida School Nurses Conference

2006: Quantum Foundation Fellowship, 3-year PhD Education Fellowship, Florida Atlantic University

2006: Palm Healthcare Scholarship

2005: Palm Healthcare Scholarship

Education

  • PhD- Florida Atlantic University 2010
  • MSN- Florida Atlantic University 2009
  • BSN- Thomas Jefferson University 1990