Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
Obie Austin, RN, MSN, ANP, FNP-BC, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at Graceland University and has been a nurse for 22 years. His experience educating nurses is comprised of 16 years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and now with Graceland for over a year.
Mr. Austin currently holds the rank of Commander in the United States Navy. Of his 23 years of military service to our country, six were served in the Army National Guard and 17 in the Navy Reserves completing two deployments. On both deployments, Commander Austin was charged with taking care of U.S. military members, Allied Forces and in-sergeants who fell victim to combat trauma. His first deployment was served at Expeditionary Medical Hospital in Kuwait and the second at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.
Along with teaching at Graceland, Commander Austin works as a primary care provider at the Veterans Hospital and at a local domestic violence center caring for women and children affected by domestic violence.
Earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Missouri Western State College, Commander Austin went on to complete his Master of Science in Nursing at University of Missouri, Kansas City, along with his Adult Nurse Practitioner and Post-Grad Certificate Family Nurse Pratitioner.
Commander Austin is devoted to teaching, helping his students grow and serving people. He admires the student who is challenged and cannot see their potential. There is something special about helping them find what they didn’t think they had inside of them.
Commander Austin is married and shares two children with his wife who is also a nurse. Their daughter is an advocate athlete, and their son serves in the Navy.
A love for the outdoors and traveling is Commander Austin’s personal passions.