Greta Degen, Ph.D., R.N.
Dr. Greta Degen is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Concordia University Texas and Director of the MSN Program and has taught nursing for over fifteen years. Her specialty has been academic partnership project development in the community health nursing arena. Project developments have focused on changes in health promotion and disease prevention for underserved populations such as inmates, homeless, substance abusers, mentally ill, wards of the state, pregnant teenagers, families with children, chronically diseased and many more. Under the tutelage of Dr. Degen, over 3000 nurses and nursing students have developed advanced change projects to assist their local communities in filling the healthcare delivery gaps to those underserved populations in our society.
Dr. Degen is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the American Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association. She has served as Program Director for local homeless outreach programs, and as Street Nurse for those locally homeless. Her passion remains rooted in service to those experiencing homelessness, and in her spare time, you can find her working under the bridges or in homeless camps in the area, striving to connect people to services and to the compassion and care they deserve.