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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Catherine Murton

EdD, RN-BC, CNE, Assistant Clinical Professor

Office: 419 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-656-1754


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Educational Background

EdD Educational Leadership, Policy & Technologies-Nurse Educator
University of Alabama 2018

MS Nursing Education & Administration
Clemson University 2007

BS Nursing
Clemson University 2005

ADN Accelerated Option Nursing
Miami Dade College 1991

Courses Taught

Computer Applications in Healthcare
Undergraduate clinical instruction


Central to my teaching philosophy is the science of learning. The focus of the learning sciences is to investigate activities that improve learning outcomes. Currently I am studying predictors of academic success among beginning nursing students and interventions that improve medication dosage calculations. The direct effect for my students is early identification of those at risk and initiating interventions that promote success. I believe in lifelong learning and have explored four career changes during the course of my professional life; first as a landscape architect, then a freelance scientific illustrator, followed by my moving into the nursing profession, and finally finding my true calling as a nursing educator. I am a strong proponent of developing multi-modal learners and supporting student learning through the creation of innovative teaching tools.

Research Interests

Cognitive learning science, technology, geriatrics, and end-of-life nursing care

Research Publications

Murton, C. (2018). Student-generated podcasts as an articulation learning activity in nursing education. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.
Murton, C. (2007). Profiling the quality of end-of-life care. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services

Honors and Awards

2017 Judy Bonner Nurse Educator of the Year
2015 Palmetto Gold Excellence in Nursing Practice
2012 Clemson HEHD Teaching Excellence award

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