Patrick L McMurray, MSN, RN

Nurse Specialist

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Campus Box #7460
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Patrick McMurray hails from Lumberton, North Carolina, where he attended Robeson Community College, completing an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2013. Patrick started his clinical career in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at UNC Southeastern in Lumberton, NC. Patrick’s clinical experience spans the adult health spectrum, with him having worked in non-traditional care settings in the community to various adult inpatient units as a Float Pool Nurse at UNC Medical Center.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing, with his masters focus being on nursing education. Patrick is passionate about increasing the diversity, equity, and accessibility of nursing education. As an educator, Patrick has particularly enjoyed teaching health assessment and pharmacological knowledge development. His praxis as an educator follows a mentor-styled approach that is founded heavily on ideas of constructivism, intersectionality, and transformational learning theory.

Patrick’s scholarly interests include understanding the biobehavioral aspects of patient decision-making in Black Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. He holds membership to DNPs of Color (Doc) and the Association for Advancing Participation Sciences (AAPS). He holds positions on the editorial boards of the Teaching & Learning in Nursing (TELN) and Health Equity peer-reviewed journals. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys books, traveling, watercolor painting, and music. Patrick is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and he speaks French.