Julie Marfell

Julie Marfell DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor

Julie Marfell received her BSN and ND/DNP from Rush University. Dr. Marfell is an experienced leader and expert in graduate nursing education. She has served in leadership positions including Dean at Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Marfell has led successful initial and ongoing university accreditation as well as MSN and DNP programs.  She has expertise in graduate nursing curriculum development and has been using an online course delivery for over 20 years. Dr. Marfell teaches in the MSN and DNP Executive/Clinical Leadership Programs. She has been active in professional organizations and served on the Executive Board of Directors for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwives and currently the Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition.  Dr. Marfell’s research interests include nursing leadership, rural health, farmer stress and nursing workforce issues. She is working with the UK College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition on two grant funded projects to address access to mental health services for rural communities and farmer stress. Dr. Marfell continues to practice and mentor students as an FNP in the College of Nursing Wilmore Clinic.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 257-5263

Email: Julie.Marfell@uky.edu



DNP, Rush University, 1994
BSN, Rush University, 1990


nursing leadership, rural health, farmer stress, nursing workforce issues


Dr. Julie Marfell's CV