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Kristin K Ownby

Kristin K Ownby, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACHPN, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC

Associate Professor
Department of Undergraduate Studies
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Dr. Kristin Ownby has extensive experience in adult health nursing with emphasis in oncology, HIV/AIDS, and hospice and palliative care nursing. She is certified as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN), Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN), and as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS). Her research focus has been symptom management primarily fatigue and peripheral neuropathies in the chronically ill patient.  

Dr. Ownby received her BSN in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, MSN in Adult Oncology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She has a MPH in Health Education from Tulane University and a post-master’s certificate in palliative care and hospice nursing from Ursuline University. Her PhD in Nursing Science was from Texas Woman’s University in Houston.

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Blok, Ownby selected for 2021 McGovern awards (Jul 2021)

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Slivinski, Ownby selected by graduating students as 2018 McGovern Outstanding Teachers (May 2018)