Darrell A. Owens D.N.P., M.S.N

Darrell A. Owens D.N.P., M.S.N
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  • Geriatric medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Primary care - internal medicine


Darrell Owens, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., is the founder, clinic chief and director of the UW Outpatient Primary, Palliative and Supportive Care Program. He is also a UW assistant professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems and Medicine. He is a Seattle Met magazine Top Doctor and Nurse.

Dr. Owens is passionate about working with people with chronic or life-limiting illnesses. As a doctor of nursing practice, he believes people matter until the last moment of their life.

Dr. Owens earned his M.S. from St. Mary's College, his M.S.N. from Seattle Pacific University, and a his D.N.P. from the University of Alabama. He was the first nurse practitioner to receive the Cambia Foundation's Sojourn Award for pioneering work in palliative care. He is a former member of the Commission for the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Alabama Medical education 2010
Seattle Pacific University-School of Health Sciences Medical education 2005
Seattle Pacific University-School of Health Sciences Medical education 2007
Degree Institution Year
ARNP Seattle Pacific University 2007

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Health Nurse Practitioner 2007
American Nurses Credentialing Center Gerontological Nurse Practitioner 2008
National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2005