Robin Murray, D.N.P.

Core Faculty,
Department of Nursing

Dr. Robin Elaine Murray, a Core Faculty member at ACE, has taught pre-licensure registered nursing and online courses at the college level since 2004. Murray earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Indiana University in 1997 and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Webster University in 2003. A lifelong learner, Murray holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Murray's research focus is professional comportment and incivility in nursing and nursing education.

Dr. Murray serves as the Associate Dean of Nursing at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO. Murray serves as the VP of Communication for the Missouri Nurses Association. An excellent communicator and highly collaborative, she enjoys developing and mentoring junior faculty to ensure a strong faculty team and nursing program.

Clinically, Murray has worked with adult patients in medical-surgical units, home care, occupational health, burn intensive care, cardiac and trauma step-down, behavioral health, and faith community nursing. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing in 1996, Golden Key International Honor Society in 2017, and Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society in 2019. Murray is a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association, as well as Missouri Nurses Association, where she serves as the Vice President of Communication.

Before her nursing career, Murray served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Forces from 1990-1997 as both a cryptologic linguistic specialist and an air cargo handler. 

 

Education

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership
    American Sentinel University
  • Master's in Nursing
    Webster University
  • Bachelor's in Nursing
    Indiana University

Research Interests

Professionalism, comportment, and civility in nursing

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.S. in Nursing Education Educational Specialist

This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.

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BSN to MSN Master of Science

Earning your Master’s in Nursing means you’re ready to become a leader in the healthcare field. If you’re a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, this is the next step on the path to be a nurse educator or nurse manager. With an MSN from ACE, students gain greater knowledge and expertise, potential for career advancement or extension through a different role, and more variety in career options.

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RN to MSN Master of Science

Turn your RN into an MSN with this accelerated program that also allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree on the way to your master’s. Designed to help you excel in evidence-based decision making, informatics, global perspectives and innovative thinking, this program prepares graduates to serve in educational or administrative roles in nursing.

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RN to BSN Bachelor of Science

The RN to BSN is a nursing bachelor completion program designed for current RNs looking to take the next step in advancing their careers. With a BSN you gain advanced nursing knowledge and expanded professional skills to excel in a global and increasingly complex healthcare system. Nurses with a BSN qualify for more jobs and earn higher salaries than associate degree nurses.

You’ll have faculty support as you navigate your courses with our faculty to student ratio of 1:20. Textbooks are included in our cost, and they can be accessed using your mobile device, too! The RN-BSN program can be completed in as few as 12 months and also includes an international experience where you will meet and interact with your colleagues from Peru as you examine healthcare from a global perspective.

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Certificate in Nursing Education and Simulation Certificate

If you’re a new nurse educator – or thinking about becoming one – this is the program for you. This graduate-level certificate will prepare you to teach using the latest simulation tools that replicate patient care scenarios. You’ll also explore ways to prepare, design, implement and evaluate teaching strategies that are the right fit for your students.

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Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Certificate

Are you a nurse with your eye on a leadership role? Are you a new nursing manager or director and want to enhance your skills and marketability? If nursing leadership is your goal, this is the program for you. This graduate-level certificate program will prepare you for the challenges you’ll face as a leader in today’s complex and demanding healthcare environment. Discover how to model leadership that reflects ethical and critical decision-making, collaborative relationships, responsible fiscal stewardship, and principles of quality improvement.

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