Dana Murphy-Parker is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and has 19 years of experience as faculty in both undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs. Ms. Murphy-Parker now works full time in a community mental health clinic with persons who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Ms Murphy-Parker graduated from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) with a BSN in 1984. In 1999, Ms Murphy-Parker earned a MS from the University of Colorado, Denver, as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Following this, Ms. Murphy-Parker completed a Post Master’s Certificate at Rush University, Chicago, in 2008 as an Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In 2011, Ms Murphy-Parker completed a Post Master’s as a Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at University of Colorado, Denver, in 2011.
Ms Murphy-Parker is an ANCC Certified Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and also a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – AP (Advanced Practice) certified by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board. Ms Murphy-Parker is the immediate Past President of the International Nurses Society on Addictions serving in that role from October, 2014 – 2016. Her area of expertise is in the practice of mental health and addictions nursing. Ms. Murphy-Parker completed the buprenorphine waiver education requirements, and is currently prescribing buprenorphine in her clinical practice with those who have an opioid use disorder. Ms. Murphy-Parker’s practice and research interest are in educating practicing nurses and nursing students about addiction as a chronic healthcare disorder. Currently, Ms Murphy-Parker is the current acting President of the FIAANs of IntNSA.