Sue Owens, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Associate Professor
Faculty, School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Phone: (231) 591-3185
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, Indiana University, Nursing Science, Nursing Education
  • Certificate, Grand Valley State University, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN, Northern Michigan University, Adult Nursing
  • BSN, Hope College, Nursing

Biography

Susan Owens is an Associate Professor at Ferris State University and has over 20 years of teaching experience with associate, baccalaureate and master’s in nursing programs. She is the past Chair and MSN program coordinator at FSU and is enthusiastic about promoting nursing education. She was selected as a NLN/Jonas Foundation Scholar 2011 which provided funding for her dissertation research and a network of other scholars in nursing education.

Research interests include Nursing Education, Inter-professional Collaborative Practice, and Hermeneutic Phenomenology.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., WSCC Board of Directors Meeting, "Advancing Nursing Education in the RN Workforce," West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI, (February 20, 2017).
  • Poster
    Owens, S., Fall Nursing Research Event: Transforming Nursing Education, Practice and Health, "A Comparison of the Development of Clinical Reasoning in Traditional Prelicensure and RN-BSN Students," Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Grand Rapids, MI, (October 1, 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Soles, R. (Presenter), Owens, S. (Presenter), Ferris State University Social Work Department Meeting, "Issues of Pain," Ferris State University, (August 22, 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., MNRS Research Event 2014, "A Comparison of the Development of Clinical Reasoning in Traditional Prelicensure and RN-BSN Students," Mid-West Nursing Researach Society, St. Louis, MO, (March 28, 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., STTI-KE Research Event, "Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan," Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Grand Rapids, MI, (October 17, 2013).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., NLN Summit 2013, "A Pilot Study Testing the Clinical Reasoning Skills of Prelicensure Registered Nurses: Implications for Nursing Education Reform,” National League for Nursing, Washington DC, (September 20, 2013).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., Institute for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies, "Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan,” Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, (June 18, 2013).
  • Poster
    Owens, S., Silver Anniversary Gala, "Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan," Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Grand Rapids, MI, (April 3, 2013).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., NLN Summit 2012, "Evidence Based Education Progression in Nursing: Implications for Policy and Leadership," National League for Nursing, Orange County, CA, (September 21, 2012).
  • Oral Presentation
    Owens, S., Institute for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies, "Review of Data in Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan," Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, (June 13, 2012).