Michael Murrell

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Michael Murrell, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ
Coordinator Decision Support Analyst
St. Luke’s Health System
INA Member since 2011

I have been a Registered Nurse for 21 years; the majority of my bedside clinical background has been in critical care.  My nursing experience also includes outpatient surgery and telephone triage.  For the past five years I have worked with electronic medical records and relational databases performing clinical data analysis and reporting.  I am board certified in nursing informatics and a certified professional in healthcare quality.  I graduated from Western Governors University with an MSN in Leadership and Management.  Most of my recent experience has been working on program development teams (i.e., Sepsis, Stroke) and electronically supporting inpatient Physician Peer Review and Core Measures.  My professional interests include hospital quality consulting; designing and maintaining clinical databases to support process improvement initiatives.  My current role with the INA is serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

In what ways has membership in INA been valuable to you?
Membership in the INA is a demonstration of my commitment to professional development.  For me, the primary value of INA membership is the opportunity to connect with RNs who share the common interest of improving the profession of nursing in Idaho.  Secondary benefits include the opportunity to attend educational events and exchange information related to clinical practice, research, and legislation.

Why would you encourage other RNs to join INA?
I would encourage RNs to consider the benefits of joining (and sustaining) an organization that is based on the primary agenda of supporting the nursing profession.  We all recognize the value of advocating for the patient as a fundamental function of nursing.  The INA recognizes the importance of advocating for the nurse as a fundamental purpose of the association.  The INA provides a constructive platform for Idaho nurses to address the issues that affect our well-being.