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Maria F. Murt, PhD, RN, CSN, CNE

  • Assistant Professor
  • Continuing Education Coordinator

Affiliated Programs


  • Nursing Science (2017)
    Widener University (PA)
  • Community Health / Nurse Educator Role (2008)
    Widener University (PA)
  • Nursing (1988)
    Thomas Jefferson University (PA)
  • English (major); Biology (concentration) (1986)
    LaSalle University (PA)

About Me

I am an experienced Nurse Educator with a demonstrated history of teaching excellence, service, and scholarship in higher education.

Research Interests

My research interest is in the power of the nursing profession, the influence of nurses, and their roles in leadership and board governance.

Media Expertise

  • Pediatric nursing
  • Neonatal nursing
  • School nursing
  • Nursing leadership
  • Nursing informatics
  • Nursing education


Murt, M. F. (2020). A concept analysis of power. Nursing Forum, 55(4), 737–743. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12491

Murt, M. F., Krouse, A. M., Baumberger-Henry, M. L., & Drayton-Brooks, S. M. (2019). Nurses at the table: A naturalistic inquiry of nurses on governing boards. Nursing Forum, 54(4), 575–581. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12372

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

2021 – present    Pennsylvania League for Nursing, Area 1, Treasurer
2019 – present     Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter, Widener University, Treasurer
2015 – present     American Association of University Women, member
2008 – present     Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, member
2008 – present     American Nurses Association, member
2008 – present     Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter, Widener University, member
2002 – present     National League for Nursing, member


Anne Muller Leadership Education Grant, Sigma Foundation, 2021
Mary B. Walker Honorary Scholarship Award, Widener University, 2014
Cpt. Bruce Kevin Clark Memorial Scholarship, Widener University, 2013