Debra Owens, MSN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC
Debra Owens, MSN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, is the director of clinical operations for UVA Children's and women's services. Debra took on this role in 2016 after serving as the nurse manager for UVA's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and lead advanced practice provider for UVA Children's.
Debra has almost 30 years of experience in healthcare and has worked in both the academic and private sectors as a neonatal nurse practitioner. Her passion is to provide accessible, equitable, and safe quality care to women and children. She is currently completing the dissertation phase of her doctorate in nursing at UVA. Her research interest is carotid artery dissection.
Debra lives with her two teenaged children. She enjoys exercising on her indoor cycling bike and spending time outdoors.