Master of Science, Columbia University (1993)
Bachelor of Science, Adelphi University (1985)
Fundamentals Of Patient Centered Nursing Care
Nursing Adults I
Nursing Care Of Adults II
Transition To Professional Practice
My main focus is to provide a solid education for Adelphi’s Nursing students. My goal is to prepare nursing students to correlate theory to clinical practice, critically think and develop prioritization skills using the nursing process.
As an Adelphi Graduate, my passion has always been to educate nursing students so that they may exemplify the qualities and traits that I believe Adelphi has instilled in me. It is my goal to have hospitals seek Adelphi Nurses, fully prepared to deliver skillful care and be able to prioritize in this ever-changing environment. As a nurse, I deliver quality and compassionate care. As an educator, I strive to correlate theoretical knowledge and clinical competency so my students to deliver the same type of nursing care that I try to exemplify on a daily basis.
I feel that community service is an integral part of being a nurse and try to inspire my students to do the same. I encourage a “giving back” attitude and try to find projects to work on during the semester with my students.
In addition to my faculty position in the School of Nursing, I am also the Coordinator of Clinical and Community Affairs. This involves obtaining, securing, implementing and maintaining liaisons for over one hundred clinical rotations for the school of Nursing across Nassau County, Suffolk County and Manhattan.
Clinical Specialist in Critical Care
Courses Taught at Adelphi
-Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical
-Fundamentals Lecture and Clinical
-Transition to Professional Practice Lecture and Clinical
Holzemer, S.P., Klainberg, M.B., Murphy, D.J., Rondello, K.C., Smith, D. (2014). Precision and Principles of Community Program Development. In Holzemer, S. P., Klainberg, M. B. (Eds.). Community Health Nursing: An Alliance for Health. (pp. 261-278). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Garofalo, P. F., Murphy, D.J. (2014). Clear Communication and Information Management in the Community. In Holzemer, S.P., Klainberg, M.B. (Eds.). Community Health Nursing: An Alliance for Health. (pp. 103-119). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Iacono, L., Murphy. D.J, Wells, C., Wolforde, L. (2013). ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM: The Dedicated Education Unit: A Model for Fostering Healthy Work Environments. In Sigma Theta Tau International Conference: Creating Healthy Work Environments. JW Mariott, Indianapolis, IN.
Honors and Accomplishments
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Omega Chapter
Chairperson/Coordinator, Nursing Education and Practice Coalition of Long Island for Educators
Member - Executive Board, Nursing Education and Practice Coalition of Long Island
Member - School of Nursing Leadership Conference Committee
Community and Corporate Leadership
Member - Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County
Licenses & Certifications