Pediatric Nurse, CHOC, Orange County
Lisa Murdock MSN, RN, CNE, is an acute care pediatric nurse and a pediatric clinical nursing professor. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in pediatric acute care in several children’s hospitals across the country, including 12 years in Puerto Rico. Lisa began her journey in anti-trafficking efforts after meeting Jim Carson and Oree Freeman in 2014. That meeting inspired her to expand her work to include human trafficking in healthcare education and to implement evidence-based protocols for inpatient pediatric hospitals.
Lisa believes that nurses are in a unique position at the frontlines of patient care to identify and advocate for at-risk individuals or those already being trafficked. As a nurse, she believes it is imperative to actively educate healthcare providers and to implement a multidisciplinary approach to anti-trafficking efforts, including collaborating with outpatient service agencies.
Working as a pediatric clinical professor has enabled her to integrate human trafficking education into pediatric clinical rotations at the university level. Lisa completed the Evidence-Based Scholar Program at CHOC, where she translated research on healthcare and human trafficking into practice to improve patient outcomes through provider education, screening implementation, and establishing an outpatient referral network.
Lisa was raised in Massachusetts by a single mother who instilled in her the values of education and creating a more equitable community. Lisa has worked as a travel nurse but now resides in Orange County and works as a pediatric nurse at CHOC Children’s in Mission Viejo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s degree in Nursing Education, and a post-graduate certification in nursing education. When not at the bedside nursing or educating future nurses, she enjoys surfing, hiking, and traveling with family.