Lorann Murphy

Adjunct Nursing Faculty
M.S.N., Kent State University

Lorann Murphy

Lorann MurphyAdjunct Nursing Faculty

M.S.N, Kent State University
B.S.N., Ursuline College

Lorann Murphy is a lecturer for psychiatric courses in BW's accelerated BSN program. Murphy is a nurse innovator in psychiatric clinical nursing, with her clinical work and as a published educator and presenter, Murphy leads her field to improve care for a rapidly changing global population through the understanding of strong mental health.

To broaden healthcare perspectives and foster diversity, she guides clinical teams by providing psychiatric mental health expertise to nursing and physician staffs in clinical settings including private practice, nursing homes and hospitals. As a private practice prescriber her work includes assessment, treatment planning and medication management both in person and via telehealth medicine.

Her career-spanning research has created new approaches to the delivery of care and communicates health information in a way that is easily accessible to patients, families and the community. She serves on numerous committees which complement her mission to positively impact human health.


Murphy, L. (2022). Anger, Aggression, and Violence. In Margaret Jordan Halter. (Ed.), Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach. (pp. 502-515). St. Louis, MO, Saunders Elsevier.

Mason Elder, Lorann Murphy, Stacy Notestine, Ashley Weber (2021). Realigning Expectations With Reality: A Case Study on Maternal Mental Health During a Difficulty Breastfeeding Journey. Journal of Human Lactation.

Murphy, L. (2017). Anger, Aggression, and Violence. In Margaret Jordan Halter. (Ed.), Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach. (pp. 473-491). St. Louis, MO, Saunders Elsevier.

Murphy, L. (2014). Anger, Aggression, and Violence. In Margaret Jordan Halter. (Ed.), Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach. (pp. 575-593). St. Louis, MO, Saunders Elsevier.

Murphy, L. & Carson, V. B, (2010). Anger, Aggression, and Violence. In E. M. Varcarolis et al. (Eds.), Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach. (pp. 565-583). St. Louis, MO, Saunders Elsevier.


Presenter, "Psychiatric Emergency Room/Community Collaboration: Decreasing Unnecessary Hospitalizations," APNA 29th Annual Conference: Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System: Opportunities to Advance Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Buena Vista, Florida. October 28-31, 2015.

Poster, "Creating a Culture of Sexual Safety on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit," APNA 26th Annual Conference: Fighting Stigma. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 7-10, 2012.

Presenter, "Crossing the Bridge to Wellness: Life Balance for the Stressed CNS," 4th Annual CNS Conference: Celebrating CNS Practice: CNS as a Bridge Builder. Cleveland, Ohio. September 14, 2012.

Poster, "Creating a Climate of Cultural Competence for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patient," APNA 25th Annual Conference: Psychiatric Nursing: Quality and Safety through Connection, Engagement and Partnership. Anaheim, California. October 19-22, 2011.

Panelist, "Understanding and Preventing Gay Teen Bullying," Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. February 8, 2011.

Presenter, "All Your Patients Aren’t Straight," 3rd Annual CNS Conference "Celebrating CNS Practice: Creating, Collaborating, Connecting," Cleveland, Ohio. October 8, 2010.

Presenter, "The Psychiatric Patient on the Medical Surgical Unit," Cleveland Clinic Medical Surgical Conference Fairview Park, Ohio. June 25-26, 2009.

Poster, "Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle in the Psychiatric Patient," Nursing Research Conference. Smooth Sailing Through Nursing Research. Cleveland Clinic, May 8, 2008.

Poster, "Program Innovation on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: An Opportunity to Address the Metabolic Syndrome (#173)," American Psychiatric Association's 60th Institute on Psychiatric Services. Chicago, Illinois, October 2-5, 2008.

Presenter, "Addressing Spiritual Distress on a Psychiatric Unit," 7th Annual APNA Conference, Chicago, Illinois. October 1993.


  • St Vincent Charity Nursing Policy Committee
  • Chair, Trauma Informed Care Committee
  • Co-chair, Behavioral Health Epic Optimization Committee.
  • Co-chair, Behavioral Health Patient Experience Committee
  • Co-chair, Patient Education Committee
  • Chair Behavioral Health Unit Safety Committee
  • Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Behavioral Health Affinity Committee
  • Ohio Hospital Association Violence Free Coercion Free Committee
  • Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Policy and Procedure Committee
  • Clinical Integration Committee for Relocation of ADRC.
  • Lutheran Hospital Pain Committee
  • Lutheran hospital Diversity Committee
  • Lutheran Hospital Accreditation Committee
  • Lutheran Hospital Performance Improvement Committee
  • Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Pain Policy Committee
  • Ward 3 Safety Town Advisory Committee


  • Barbara Donahoe Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award, April 16, 2018
  • President’s Award – Lutheran Hospital. September 28, 2012
  • Faces of Caring Award, May 2012
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Zielony Nursing Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, February 22, 2012
  • Caregiver Celebrations Excellence Award, May 11, 2011