Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing

  • DNP: Loyola University New Orleans
  • MSN: Loyola University
  • BA: Graceland University
  • ASN: Louisiana Tech University

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Executive Advanced- Board Certified

Research and Areas of Interest
  • Executive Leadership
  • Health Systems Management and Quality Improvement
  • Health Policy
  • Evidence Based Practice

Selected Publications

Otts, J.A. A., Pearce, P. F., & Langford, C. A. (2017). Effectiveness of pay-for-performance for chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(7), 1850-1855. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003144

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Courses Taught
  • Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA), Leadership Council
  • National Kidney Foundation, Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians
  • Sigma Theta Tau
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Honors and Awards
  • Post MSN-DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholar Award, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, 2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Inducted 2015
  • MSN-Health Care Systems Scholar Award, College of Social Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, 2015