Clare E. Owen, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, TNCC
Assistant Program Director, Undergraduate Nursing Education
Office: Wiegand 133
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), Barry University, 2014
Master of Science in Nursing (Education), Barry University, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2006
Cardiothoracic Nurse Specialist, University of Leicester, England, Great Britain, 1991
Registered General Nurse, Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s College of Nursing and
Midwifery, London, England, Great Britain, 1988
Dr. Owen has worked at Barry since 2009 and holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Owen accepted the position of Assistant Program Director for UG Nursing Education in May 2014. Originally from Wales, Great Britain, she received her initial nurse education in London, England and then attended the University of Leicester’s Cardiothoracic Nurse Specialist program. Dr. Owen first came to the United States in 1992 as a travel nurse. After many years working in surgical, transplant, trauma, and cardiothoracic intensive care units in a variety of bedside and administrative roles, she graduated with her master’s degree in nurse education and accepted a faculty position at Barry University.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Owen teaches high acuity nursing, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in the traditional and accelerated options of the undergraduate nursing program. She has a passion for all aspects of critical care nursing and especially enjoys helping students to hone their clinical reasoning skills when caring for complex, hemodynamically unstable patients in the intensive care unit environment.
Dr. Owen has a particular interest in all aspects of nurse education and completed her doctoral dissertation on the experience of navigating through an RN-to-BSN program after five years or more away from formal education.