Felesia Bowen, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.N.

Felesia Bowen, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.N. is the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed Chair in Pediatric Community Nursing at Rutgers University College of Nursing.  She is currently a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she is earning her D.N.P. Dr. Bowen earned her B.S.N. from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, her M.S. from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ and her Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, NY.  Dr. Bowen began her nursing career as an Army Nurse.  She served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and has been recognized with several military honors. Dr. Bowen is the director of the Center for Urban Youth and Families an inter-professional research center at Rutgers College of Nursing.  She is also a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner and she maintains a clinical practice in urban communities. Her expertise in pediatric health care is recognized nationally.  She is the President of the NJ Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).  She serves on the leadership board of the NJ Chapter American Lung Association and she is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Children’s Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health. Dr. Bowen’s research aims to compare the effectiveness of individualized treatment, tailored environmental controls and targeted asthma education on pediatric health outcomes.