Tamara Otey, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Tamara Otey currently instructs Clinical Skills II. Additionally, she has taught Introduction
to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum, Clinical Skills I, Medical-Surgical Nursing
I Practicum and during the Summer semesters Expanding Family Practicum and Population
Focused Nursing Practicum. She has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loewenberg
School of Nursing since August 2005.
Tamara Otey is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has served on the Board
of Directors of the Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large as the Faculty Counselor for the University
of Memphis in 2006-2008. She is currently a member of the Technology Committee for
the Loewenberg School of Nursing.
Tamara has led medical missions trips to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and Mbaise,
Imo State, Nigeria in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010-2012. We serve with the medical professionals
from Nigeria. This region is complicated by severe underprivileged conditions and
poor health care resources. The villages of Umueleagwa in Mbaise also have extreme
draught status of their streams secondary to global climate changes. Pastor, Superintendent
Milton R. Hawkins and Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ built a well in
this community in August 2012 which is currently serving 1600 people daily with fresh
clean water. Our medical mission's team plays a small role in helping to address access
and limitation to health care services while we are preparing to build a permanent
While completing her MSN program in 2003, Tamara developed an interactive CD-rom on
HIV prevention and information for African American female adolescence. She continues
to update her CD-rom presentation to include male and female adolescence and both
HIV and STD prevention. Tamara serves her community by giving this presentation to
youth groups from churches and community projects.
Tamara is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science with a Minor in Public Health
degree from Indiana University. My research area is HIV/AIDS in African Americans
which comprise only 12% of the total U. S. population but they have 48% of the HIV/AIDS
RN Diploma from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. BSN from the University
of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing. MSN in Nursing Education from Union University.
Tamara has been a Registered Nurse since 1985 with experience in Oncology, Obstetrics,
Newborn care, Home Health/Hospice, and Discharge Planning/Case Management.
Tamara Otey is the proud mother of adult children, Reuben and Sable Otey and grandson