Dr. Lorraine Sacino Murphy

Rice Lake



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1900 College Dr. Rice Lake, WI 54868

Associate Dean of Nursing, Rice Lake

“I am glad to be at Northwood Technical College, returning to Wisconsin, a place I call home. It is important to me in my role as Associate Dean of Nursing to lead through demonstrating my dedication to higher education and supporting nursing students, faculty and staff." 


BSN, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

MSN-NE, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

Doctorate in Education-Health Professions Education, Allen College, Waterloo, IA


Prior to working in nursing education, I worked as a registered nurse in the long-term care setting in Wisconsin and Iowa for over a decade. As a registered nurse, I was additionally involved in teaching nursing assistant classes and providing wound care to residents. I moved to Iowa and worked for several colleges providing clinical education in the long-term and acute care settings until I was hired at a private health sciences college in Sioux City. I also attained my master's degree during that time. 

I spent the majority of my nursing education career at that institution. In my tenure there, I excelled through the ranks and positions as a nursing instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor. Additionally, I served as the department chair of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, interim Associate Dean of Nursing, and Academic Dean. Throughout my nursing education career, I have also demonstrated excellence through achieving certification in gerontological nursing and currently as a nurse educator.

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