IENA Board Biographies

Joan Owens, PhD, RNC-MNN

Joan serves as Director-at-Large for IENA.

Joan Owens joined the IENA Board of Directors as a Director at Large in November 2018. She is a Spokane native who began her nursing career earning an ADN from Spokane Community College. Her commitment to the profession and to lifelong learning is evident in her subsequent educational pursuits including a BSN from the University of Washington, an MSN from Gonzaga University, and a PhD from the University of Northern Colorado.


Joan is currently working toward a Master of Legal Studies from Arizona State University.  She is the Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Gonzaga University in Spokane, teaching primarily in the Nurse Educator and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.  Her clinical background includes neonatal, maternal newborn and pediatric care.

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Joan serves IENA as Director at Large.

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