Marianne Murray, DNP, RN is currently Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing Programs. Prior to this appointment, Marianne served as the the Executive Director of the Alaska Board of Nursing during 2019-2020 and assisted with accomplishing over 15 regulation changes ensuring that there were avenues to bring nurses to Alaska during the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to that appointment, she served as the Director of the School of Nursing at UAA, overseeing eight nursing programs, close to 60 faculty and professional staff, nursing accreditation activities, and programs such as the Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Native Nurses (RRANN) program. She has 14 years’ experience as a nurse educator and is a nationally certified simulation educator. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she spent 16 years in the clinical setting as an emergency and flight nurse and nurse administrator and earned national certification in medical surgical nursing. She serves on the editorial board for the journal Teaching and Learning in Nursing, has edited two nursing texts, and has over 15 papers and presentations on topics including the future of nursing, simulation education, development of the nursing workforce, and traumatic brain injury. Marianne earned a diploma in nursing at Fanshawe College, a BSN from West Texas A&M, an MSN from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and a DNP from American Sentinel University.