Nursing Faculty

Nancy Spear Owen

Nursing Simulation Educator


Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate, Robert Morris University
Master of Art in Nursing Education, Pace University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Rhode Island

Office: Aquinas 202
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 845-569-3611




Nancy Spear-Owen has twenty years of clinical experience working with diverse populations in school health, maternal child health, and public health in upstate New York. In 2011, she transitioned to nursing education where she coordinated community health nursing courses for several years. She developed a partnership with a local not-for-profit organization serving community members living in poverty. The mutually beneficial partnership teaches students about vulnerable populations and involves promoting health and wellness to community members. She maintains this partnership on a volunteer basis. 

In her current position as Nursing Simulation Educator, she designs and coordinates all simulations for clinical courses in the undergraduate Nursing program. She supports the student-centered and hands-on learning environment of clinical simulation in labs, classrooms, and through interprofessional education. Her focus is on helping students develop as compassionate, high quality, safe caregivers, and successfully transition to practice. She is pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Specialization/Areas of Research Interest

Simulation as a teaching strategy

Memberships and Affiliations

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


2018 - 2020 Jonas Scholar