Nancy Spear Owen, Ed.D., RN, CHSE

Assistant Professor/Industry Professional
Doctor of Education in Nursing Education, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityPost-Master’s Certificate, Simulation Leadership, Robert Morris UniversityMaster of Arts in Nursing Education, Pace University, Lienhard School of NursingBachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Rhode Island, School of Nursing

Dr. Spear Owen is an Assistant Professor/Industry Professional in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She earned her doctoral degree in 2022 from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation explores preparing students for success in telehealth simulations. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and Jonas Scholar.

As a faculty member in academia, she has experience teaching across all entry levels of practice as a lab, clinical, and classroom instructor. She has developed and coordinated a simulated patient program for graduate prelicensure and doctoral nurse practitioner students.  

As a registered nurse, she worked for 20 years in community and public health settings, concentrating on school health, patient safety initiatives, and infection prevention. She has a long service commitment to promoting health and wellness with vulnerable populations. Dr. Spear Owen’s research focuses on simulation methodology for nursing education and patient safety.

Sagar, P.L., Owen, N.S., & Simon, E. (2014). TCN in community health nursing courses. In P. Sagar (Ed.), Transcultural nursing education strategies (pp. 201-213). New York: Springer.

Owen, N. S. (2022). A telehealth simulation experiment: Exploring prebriefing (Publication No. 2741010273) [Doctoral Dissertations, Teachers College Columbia University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.