Rebecca Owen

Rebecca Owen

Assistant Professor MSN, FNP

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Online

NURSG-678L: Clinical Practicum I; NURSG-679L: Clinical Practicum II; NURSG-680L: Internship; NURSG-676: Primary Health Care III - Management of Chronic Health Problems; NURSG-677: Ambulatory Pharmacy for Nurse Practitioners; NURSG-675L: Primary Health Care II Lab; NURSG-672 ONL: Nurse Practitioner Issues Seminar I; NURSG-Faculty Practice: NURSG-Faculty Practice; NURSG-619: Advanced Pathophysiology

About Me

I am an SMU ELMSN/FNP graduate and have worked in a variety of clinical and management settings; from aesthetics and weight loss in private practice to community clinics that provide care to undeserved populations. One of my favorite roles was as the Clinical Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Sacramento where I received a lot of hands-on experience with patient care, operations, quality improvement, and health policy. I resigned from that position to take on full-time teaching with SMU. I now get the privilege of working as an Assistant Professor with students in their didactic courses, as well clinically in our faculty practice sites. I love this role because I am able to teach while maintaining relationships with our patients. 
I also work as an FNP on a mobile medical team, which allows us to provide primary care services via street medicine or our mobile clinics to those who have limited access to care.  


I am an Samuel Merritt ELMSN-FNP graduate (2011).

Teaching Interests

Clinical internship, population & community health, pharmacology, & skills for primary care 

Scholarly Interests

CQI, population & community health, undeserved & at-risk populations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Community Service

Medical Missions, Human Trafficking, Refugee & Immigrant Health