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Tamara Otey

Tamara Otey, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:  901-678-2043
Fax:  901-678-4906
E-mail:  totey@memphis.edu
Office:  306 Hudson Health Center


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 clinic.


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 cases.


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 Amaré.

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