Debra A. Bowen, RN, BSN, OCN, is an oncology certified nurse with 30 years of experience as a prostate cancer nurse navigator/radiation oncology nurse. As a nurse navigator, Debra provides patients and their families with timely access to comprehensive prostate cancer treatment and an efficient referral process for the resources they need for their care.
Prior to joining Chesapeake Urology, Debra worked at Shady Grove Radiation Oncology where she was responsible for direct care of radiation oncology patients, with an almost exclusive focus on caring for prostate cancer patients. She also served as the liaison between outside physicians and home health care providers to ensure seamless care for patients.
Debra also previously served as an oncology nurse at Integrated Radiation Oncology and with Georgetown Radiation Medicine Associates, where she worked with cancer patients for two decades.
Passionate about the care of oncology patients and her calling as an oncology nurse, educator, and navigator, Debra says, “I believe strongly that oncology nurse navigators are a vital part of the Chesapeake Urology prostate cancer program. I am dedicated to helping patients find their way through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, and am there with them, supporting individuals and families throughout this journey.”
Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from George Mason University and attended the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. She has been an oncology certified nurse since 1986 and has received several recognitions for her work including an Outstanding Patient Service Award.