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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.


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.


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.