Yvette Otey, RN, MSN

Professor of Nursing

Degrees and Certifications:

  • BS in Psychology - Howard University, 1988
  • BSN - Lynchburg College, 1996
  • MSN - University of Phoenix, 2005
  • CCRN


  • I have known since High School that I had a love for teaching.
  • After careers in Mental Health as a counselor and bedside nursing, I made the decision in 2008 to leave the bedside and officially become "a teacher."
  • I say, "officially" because I consistently found myself in the role of preceptor and/or trainer while at the beside.
  • My clinical expertise is cardiac nursing. I also have experience in long term care and medical/surgical nursing.
  • Those experiences have proved invaluable as I work with students in the clinical setting. Other experiences include serving as the unit manager of a Coronary Care Unit.
  • This first year at LC has been exciting.
  • I have taught critical care nursing and am currently teaching health assessment.
  • I serve on a couple of HSHP and Nursing Department committees and several Nursing Department task forces.

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing - held a variety of offices in local chapter, including President
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Personal Information/Interests

  • In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, planting flowers, photography, and blessing others by sharing that with which I have been blessed.

Inspiring Quotation

  • "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther KingJr.
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