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Jessica Dean (JD) Murphy, DNP, RN

Jessica Dean (JD) Murphy
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Cancer
  • Education
  • End of Life
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Transplant


Jessica Dean (JD) Murphy is a pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant nurse practitioner at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She obtained her BSN from Stevenson University in 2008 and began her nursing career as a pediatric oncology RN before obtaining her MSN in pediatric acute care advanced practice nursing from the University of Maryland in 2012, and most recently her DNP from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in May 2022. During her DNP program, she was selected as a Cohen Scholar, completed the post-masters Nursing Educator Certificate Option, and obtained National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator status. Her clinical background is as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner with experience in pediatric intensive care and pediatric hematology/oncology. Her doctoral project focused on optimizing nutritional support for children undergoing blood and marrow transplantation, and clinical interests include reducing malnutrition rates during childhood cancer treatment as well as improving survival rates for high-risk neuroblastoma.

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  • Awards/Honors

    2022   Ruth Dale Ogilby Award for exceptional academic performance in the DNP program, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2021   Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Inductee

    2020-2022   Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Graduate Student Specialty Organization Class Representative

    2020-2022   Cohen Scholars Recipient

    2011   Bryce Anderson Excellence in Nursing Award, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology

    2007   NCAA Scholar Athlete

    2007   Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society Inductee