Gretchen Tower is a visiting clinical professor in the Daemen College Nursing Department. She previously served as an adjunct clinical faculty member for the adult gerontological nurse practitioner program.
Tower has 32 years of nursing experience, with the last 19 years dedicated to critical care service lines. She also has extensive experience in cardiothoracic surgery, with a strong focus on cardiovascular care.
Tower is passionate about patient advocacy and safety, as well as the emotional well-being of both patients and their families. She has worked at the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Gates Vascular Center, The Joint and Spine Center, and at St. Joseph Hospital’s COVID Intensive Care Unit during the pandemic.
She graduated with a master’s degree in nursing, completed the adult nurse practitioner program, and earned a post master’s certificate in acute care, all at the University at Buffalo.
Tower resides in Niagara County and is an avid fitness and nature enthusiast. She is the proud godmother of two girls, ages nine and six. She also has a cat, Scooter, and a warmblood horse, Sir Winston. She enjoys competing with Sir Winston in the hunter/jumper circuit.