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Megan Morrison, PhD, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Assistant Professor
Megan Morrison
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Palliative Care


Megan Morrison is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and advanced certified hospice and palliative nurse. Dr. Morrison completed her PhD at the University of Washington. She was previously a full-time nursing instructor at Pacific Lutheran University. Her research focus is on improving the care of patients and families facing life-limiting and life-threatening diagnoses, with a special interest in mechanical circulatory support as destination treatment in heart failure. Dr. Morrison’s vision is to rethink nursing care and education so that patients and families living with serious illness receive treatments that match their patient-specific goals of care in the setting they desire.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Singh, H, Morrison, ML, McIltrot, K (2021). Education following pediatric gastrostomy tube placement: An integrative review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 61, 387-393

    Anthony, L, Morrison, ML, Grimsley, A, Cotter, V (2021). High-fidelity simulation and nurse clinical competence – An integrative review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Article in Press.

    Cook, WA, Morrison, ML, Eaton, LH, Theodore, BR, Doorenbos, AZ (2017). Quantity and quality of economic evaluations in U.S. nursing research, 1997-2015: A systematic review. Nursing Research.

    Dougherty, CM, Fairbanks, AM, Eaton, LH, Morrison, ML, Kim, MS, Thompson, EA. (2016). Comparison of patient and partner quality of life and health outcomes in the first year after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

    Morrison ML, Eaton LH, Cook WA, Doorenbos AZ. (2014). Providing web-based ethical and cultural competence to accelerated baccalaureate nursing students. (11, vol. 6, pp. 1518). Sri Ramachandra Nursing Journal