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Jana A. Otwell

Jana A. Otwell, American, British medical/surgical and critical care nurse, diabetes educator. Registered Nurse Alabama; certified diabetes educator, since 1987. Recipient Certified of Appreciation, West Hills Lions Club, 1988, Certified Appreciation, Birmingham chapter Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, 1986, Certified of Commendation, 1989-1992.


  • Otwell, Jana A. was born on September 2, 1958 in Anniston, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Bill J. and Julia (Love) Allred.

  • Education

    • AS Nursing, Gadsden State Junior College, 1978. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1982. MSN, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1989.


    • Staff/charge nurse medical-surgical nursing, Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor Cleburne Hospital, Heflin, Alabama, 1978-1979. Staff nurse surgical intensive care unit University Hospital, Birmingham, 1979-1982. Staff/charge nurse medical-surgical, adult-pediatric Intensive Care Unit King Faisal Military Hospital, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia, 1982-1984.

      Staff nurse medical Cardiac Care Unit University Hospital, Birmingham, 1985. Diabetes care specialist Diabetes Research and Education Center, University Hospital, 1985-1988. Medical clinical nurse specialist Baptist Medical Center Princeton, 1988-1990.

      Diabetes program supervisor Diabetes Care Center Alabama, Eye Foundation Hospital, 1991-1992. Director diabetes teaching/learning Center Birmingham Baptist Medical Center, Princeton and Montclair, since 1992. Adjunct faculty Ida V. Moffett School Nursing, Samford University, Birmingham, 1990-1991.

      Presenter in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Alabama. Certified diabetes educator, since 1987.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association Diabetes Educators (treasurer Alabama division 1990-1992, president 1994-1995, legislation representative since 1995), American Diabetes Association (peer reviewer for National Recognition of Diabetes Education Programs since 1995), Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (program chairman and board directors local chapter 1988-1990), National Management Association, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Rick A. Otwell, June 17, 1978. Children: Wesley, Zachary.
    • father: Bill J. Allred
    • mother: Julia (Love) Allred
    • spouse: Rick A. Otwell
    • children: Wesley Otwell
    • Zachary Otwell
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    Born September 2, 1958
    (age 59)