Since January, Bowen has been professor of nursing and director of the School of Nursing at Ohio University. Previously, she was associate dean for research and faculty development at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia. In addition to extensive involvement in teaching and curriculum development, Bowen has launched an online Master’s in Nursing degree program and has published and presented papers nationally and internationally in online education. After her UCLA School of Nursing education, Bowen went on to earn her doctorate and J.D. degrees from the University of San Diego. In addition to experience in teaching, administration of higher nursing education, grant writing, and curriculum development, she has nearly two decades of clinical experience. Bowen was appointed by Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing in September 2003 for six years. In 2004 she was elected to the nominating committee of the National Council State Boards of Nursing.