Nicole Murry is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing who is passionate for both teaching and research. Her primary research interests include maternal/infant health and quality improvement in healthcare organizations. She is currently a co-investigator of a study aimed at identifying the stressors and coping mechanisms of mothers of infants. The findings of this study has led to the creation of a stress and coping scale specific to postpartum women.
Her passion for teaching the next generation of nurses is made evident by the experiential learning techniques she incorporates into each class she teaches. For example, in a senior level undergraduate nursing course titled "Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice", students are assigned to a case study developed by the Quality Improvement team from a local Austin hospital. Students and are tasked with researching potential solutions, then creating a feasible nursing practice proposal to present to hospital representatives at the end of the semester.
Dr. Murry enjoys watching her students evolve as independent problem solvers over the course of the semester.