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Marilyn K. Murray, PhD, RN, MN

Clinical Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Kansas
MSN, University of Kansas


Marilyn Kettering Murray is the founder and owner of a national healthcare consulting firm that specializes in management strategic planning, human resource management, organizational design/change, systems’ analysis, and employee/labor relations.

Dr. Murray, a Chicago native, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado and a Masters and Doctorate in Nursing Administration from the University of Kansas, with a minor in Human Resource Management from the School of Business. Her dissertation was on the impact of the image of nursing on adolescent career choices. Dr. Murray’s research interests are:  healthcare shortages and effective solutions for recruitment and retention, and employee satisfaction analysis.

Dr. Murray has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, both in academia and healthcare management, and is a past adjunct faculty member at the University of Missour-Kansas City, Avila College and Webster University. Presently Murray is on the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Health Policy and Management and the School of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Murray teaches in the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship Program in HP&M. Murray is a well-known national speaker and author on employee relations and contemporary healthcare issues. She has contributed articles to Nursing Management, Journal of Staff Development, Nursing Spectrum, MSA National Nursing Compensation Surveys, and The Journal of Nursing Administration. Dr. Murray is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration (ASHHRA).

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

Marilyn Kettering Murray, PhD, RN, MN


Marilyn K. Murray, PhD, RN, MN
Clinical Assistant Professor

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