Wen Murphy, ARNP, FNP-BC, joined the UW Medicine Lopez Island Clinic as a family nurse practitioner and begins work in February 2018. As a nurse practitioner, she will provide primary and women’s healthcare for residents on the island. Wen is looking forward to becoming an integral part, once again, of a small, rural community. She grew up in small towns in North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.
Murphy brings more than 13 years of holistic nursing experience as well as knowledge neurotrauma, burn and wound care, pediatrics and clinical research. She approaches patient care as a shared partnership and strives to provide optimal healthcare and quality of life for all of her patients.
Murphy graduated as a family nurse practitioner from Simmons College of Nursing and Health Sciences in August 2017. She holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Southern Maine University and has extensive burn care experience from burn centers in Arizona and Hawaii. She also launched a successful massage practice while living in Yarmouth, Maine.
She enjoys outdoor activities, is an avid reader and looks forward to life on the island.