Employee Spotlight - Murphy

Amy Murphy | Director of Nursing and Allied Health | Serving SIC Since 2000

Amy Murphy


PN from SIC 1979.  ADN from SIC 1981.  BSN from McKendree University 1998.  MSN, Ed. From USI 2011


SIC Faculty of the Year 2015

Organizations or Committees:

 I serve on a number of committees including Assessment, Curriculum Committee, Leadership, and Parking Traffic and Safety.


What other positions have you held prior to SIC?

My career began in an acute care hospital setting and I worked for several years providing home health care with Visiting Nurse Association.

What other positions have you held at SIC?


As a part time instructor I provided professional tutoring for nursing students and was instructor in health occupations, CNA and prerequisite classes.

What is your favorite memory at SIC?

The pinning ceremonies that are conducted each May are the very best of SIC nursing memories for me.  It is so very moving and meaningful to watch the students realize their accomplishments and to participate in this tradition that defines us a professionals.   

What does SIC mean to you?

I became a student at SIC just days after graduating from high school.  I continued to take some general education classes after completion of my ADN in anticipation of pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  When I enrolled at McKendree, some classes were held on SIC’s campus.  I’ve spent my entire adult life at SIC in some capacity. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy reading historical fiction, memoirs, and biographies.  I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, but that sometimes does not turn out well.

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?

I cannot pick a favorite, but I do enjoy visiting major cities and having the opportunity to visit museums, theaters, etc.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

This is such a difficult question.  I would love to have dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt.  She had bravery and boldness that were not afforded to many women in her era.  

What is the best piece of advice you have ever heard? 

“We may encounter defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou