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Mary Owens

Mary OwensMary Owens, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, CNE

Title: Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of Nursing
Rank: Associate Professor
Phone: 515-271-1829

Year began at Drake:


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner – Mount Mercy University 2023
  • Masters of Science in Nursing Education – Clarkson College 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Iowa 1994


  • Associate Professor and Direct of Nursing – Drake University, Des Moines, IA 2024- present
  • Coordinator and Nursing Education Specialist – MercyOne, Des Moines, IA
  • Guest Lecturer – Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Program Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
  • Instructor – Health Careers Academy, Southeast Polk High School, Pleasant Hill, IA
  • Adjunct Instructor – Upper Iowa University, West Des Moines, IA

Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa Nurses Association (INA)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Latest Projects & Publications

  • Addressing the Need for Hearing Screening of Adults in the Community Setting

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