Jercilla Murmu

Jercilla Murmu

Education Profile:

Doctor in Nurse Practice (DNP) Candidate,
Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN, USA

MSN, Nursing Education
Washington Adventist University, Maryland, USA, 2013

B.Sc. Nursing
Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE University, Karnataka, India, 1998

Registered Nurse Licensure, MD and DC


I was born in India and spent my life growing up in 7 different states of India. I have 23 years of nursing experience, of which I spent more than 16 years teaching both in India and the USA. I have experience as a bedside nurse, school nurse, nursing instructor, associate principal, and interim principal for nursing school in India. I am passionate about caring for people and love teaching students in the classroom and clinical. In my leisure time, I like cooking, gardening, and reading magazines. 

Professional Activities:

Currently, I am working as full-time faculty in the department of nursing since 2014.  I teach both in the classroom and clinical. Conducts academic advising of students and maintains regular office hours. The courses taught include (NURS 364) Adult-Gerontology Health Nursing (3 credits), Theory and Clinical Component (5 credits), NURS 341 – Advanced Patient care technology (1 credit), Pathophysiology (3 credits) NURS 323/233. 

I have joined a new position as simulation coordinator. In this position, I help to co-ordinate simulation experience for students for clinical courses. I have completed the Advancing Simulation Education leadership program (SEL level III) from Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) in 2019. Currently, I am enrolled in a doctorate program from Southern Adventist University with an emphasis on nursing education. My doctoral research project is “to assess the nursing faculty’s readiness to integrate clinical simulation into the nursing education” I am a member of the Trained Nurses Association of India and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.