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

Research Interests
  • Effectiveness of value-based purchasing on performance improvement
  • Academic progression in nursing education
  • Promotion of DNP and PhD collaboration
  • Executive Leadership in Nursing
  • Health Care Systems

  • DNP, Loyola University New Orleans (Nursing), 2017
  • MSN, Loyola University New Orleans (Nursing), 2015
  • BA, Graceland University (Health Care Administration), 1998
  • ASN, Louisiana Tech University (Nursing), 1979

Specialized Training

  • Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (2015, 2016)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Training, American Society for Quality (2002)

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

Graduate Courses Taught:
  • NU-607: Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 608: Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • NU 613: Organizational and Systems Leadership

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
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Life Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, 1989
  • Outstanding Nursing Graduate Award, School of Nursing, Louisiana Tech University, 1979
  • Academic Achievement Award, School of Nursing, Louisiana Tech University, 1979