Wendy Bowles

Wendy Bowles, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, CNE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Assistant Dean for Baccalaureate Programs
BSN, Wright State University
MSN, University of Cincinnati
PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Wendy Bowles has been a nurse since 1994 and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1998. In addition to a fulfilling career as a nurse, she began her journey in nursing education in 2005 and realized the importance of educating future nurses for current practice environments. She is committed to advancing the science of evidence-based pedagogies of teaching and learning in nursing education. Her research includes extensive work with alternative pedagogies, curricular development, and student engagement. She has presented her work both nationally and internationally in the form of podium and poster presentations. She is currently receiving funding to implement a collaborative model for seamless academic progression between associate degree and RN to BSN programs in the State of Ohio. This model will serve as a resource for academic institutions both statewide and nationally and will assist in the efforts to meet the recommendation from the Institute of Medicine that 80% of nurses are baccalaureate prepared by 2020. 

Journal Articles


  • Bowles, W.; Buck, J.; Brinkman, B.; Hixon, B. et al., 2022, "Academic-clinical nursing partnership use an evidence-based practice model.." Journal of clinical nursing 31, no. 3-4, 335-346 - 335-346.


  • Cook, C.L.; Bowles, W.; Zurmehly, J.; McDaniel, J., 2021, "Provider-directed education to reduce unnecessary neuroimaging in uncomplicated headache disorders.." Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 33, no. 5, 398-404 - 398-404.
  • Morrison-Beedy, D.; Jenssen, U.; Bochenek, J.; Bowles, W. et al., 2021, "Building Global Nursing Citizens Through Curricular Integration of Sustainable Development Goals Within an International Clinical Experience.." Nurse educator 46, no. 1, 10-12 - 10-12.
  • King, T.S.; Bochenek, J.; Jenssen, U.; Bowles, W. et al., 2021, "Virtual Study-Abroad Through Web Conferencing: Sharing Knowledge and Building Cultural Appreciation in Nursing Education and Practice.." Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society 32, no. 6, 790-798 - 790-798.


  • King, T.S.; Melnyk, B.M.; OʼBrien, T.; Bowles, W. et al., 2020, "Doctoral Degree Preferences for Nurse Educators: Findings From a National Study.." Nurse educator 45, no. 3, 144-149 - 144-149.
  • Ulloa, J.A.; Zurmehly, J.; Fortney, C.A.; Bowles, W., 2020, "Use of an Electronic Reporting Tool and Clinical Surveillance Process in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Decrease Risk for Central Venous Catheter Complications Associated With Tip Migration.." Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN 39, no. 1, 24-31 - 24-31.
  • Bowles, W.S.; Sharpnack, P.; Drennen, C.; Sexton, M. et al., 2020, "Beyond Articulation Agreements: Expanding the Pipeline for Baccalaureate Nursing in Ohio.." Nursing education perspectives 41, no. 5, 274-279 - 274-279.


  • Tornwall, J.; Tan, A.; Bowles, W., 2018, "Pride and Competency in Accelerated Nursing Programs.." Nursing education perspectives 39, no. 6, 343-349 - 343-349.


  • Sharpnack, P.A.; Drennen, C.; Bowles, W.; Koffel, C. et al., 2017, "Pathways to BSN Education: Teamwork in Ohio.." Nursing education perspectives 38, no. 5, 243-249 - 243-249.


  • Bowles, W., 2016, "Enabling Narrative Pedagogy: Listening in Nursing Education." Humanities 5, no. 1, 16-16 - 16-16.