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A High-Quality Healthcare Degree is Within Your Reach

With a combined 275-year history grounded in career-focused education, Franklin University and Urbana University possess the resources and expertise to successfully prepare nurses and healthcare professionals according to U.S. standards to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Offering online and in-country education solutions, the Center’s programs and services are accessible and affordable to accommodate traditional-age students, entry and mid-career level professionals, as well as healthcare organizations that desire to advance their mission and provide a greater impact on the communities they serve.

Global Center for Healthcare Education Leadership


Director of the Global Center for Healthcare Education, Department Chair of Nursing, and Program Chair of Doctorate in Healthcare Administration

Dr. Bowen has worked at Franklin University for 15 years, continually taking on new projects and roles including founding the Doctorate program in Healthcare Administration, chairing the Office of Applied Research and IRB committee, and, most recently, as Franklin’s Director of Doctoral Studies. Dr. Bowen has also served as an instructor for Mount Carmel College of Nursing where she taught and developed curriculum for their Healthcare Systems, Policy and Economics course.

In addition to her experience in higher education, Dr. Bowen worked in the healthcare sector for over 23 years and has held several leadership and operations management positions.  She is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and enjoys giving community presentation on Developing Communities of Practice, Best Practices in Multi-generational Educational Environments, Cultural Competence, and Transformational Teaching. Dr. Bowen currently serves on the Board of Trustees for two Columbus, Ohio non-profit organizations. She holds a doctorate in Organization and Management from Capella University and an MSA in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan.

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About Franklin University 

Established in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who balance their educational goals with other commitments.

Regionally accredited and respected by employers, the University offers degrees online and on campus that are convenient, accelerated and affordable in order to provide the ultimate flexibility to all our students. A pioneer in online learning and curriculum development, the University partners with corporations and educational institutions both domestically and internationally.

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