Dr. Joyce Ott, Assistant Clinical Professor, joined the School of Nursing faculty in August 2008. She received her BSN from Duquesne University School of Nursing, MSN from The University of Pittsburgh as a CNS in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a DNP from Robert Morris University.
Her capstone project, The Journey toward Shared Governance: The Lived Experience of Nurse Managers and Staff Nurses which will be published in the Journal of Nursing Management, led to an academic partnership with an urban health care facility where she utilizes her expertise in Shared Governance to act as a consultant with a Professional Nursing Practice Council. She presented a poster on the results of the capstone project at a regional nursing conference.
Dr. Ott recognized a need for psychiatric mental health simulation at Duquesne School of Nursing. Through the use of standardized patient simulation with clinical faculty who are experts in psychiatric mental health nursing, she utilized expertise in psychiatric mental health nursing to develop standardized patient simulation with one of her colleagues. She presented a poster at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and has co-authored an article about simulation with standardized patients. Her interest in behavioral health simulation helped to develop her scholarly interest in evaluating student learning.
Dr. Ott's interest in vulnerable populations led her to become interested in a partnership with Mental Health America. She was a member of the planning board with Mental Health America for the Willard Suitcase Exhibit presented in Pittsburgh. Dr. Ott and her junior nursing students acted as docents and greeters for the month long exhibit. She presented the results of this program evaluation Knowledge, Stigma, Advocacy and Caring: Student Learning in the Willard Suitcase Exhibit at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference (APNA).
Dr. Ott is Faculty Advisor for Alpha Tau Delta fraternity and Faculty Advisor for the Class of 2014. She is president elect for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Epsilon Phi Chapter.
She brings years of experience to her position at Duquesne. Prior to joining the faculty at Duquesne University, she worked as a staff nurse, nurse manager, educator and clinical nurse specialist in a variety of psychiatric mental health nursing clinical areas. She also worked as an outpatient therapist with adults, children and adolescents in individual, group, and marital therapies with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Ott has 14 years in academia teaching in diploma, associate degree and baccalaureate programs.
Dr. Ott teaches in the undergraduate program in the freshmen and junior years. In addition to her role as a leader of clinical faculty for behavioral health clinical, she is also a clinical instructor. Also, she teaches in the Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs. Her passion for the education of students coupled with her nursing experience enable her to be a leader in educating future nurses.
Ott, J. & King,M. (2011). Student perceptions in behavioral health simulation.Submitted to the National League of Nursing (NLN). Budget $5000. Status: Not funded.
Ott, J. & King,M. (2012) Student perceptions in behavioral health simulation.Submitted to the Center for Nursing Research, Duquesne University School of Nursing. Budget $5000. Status: Not funded.
King, M. & Ott, J. (2012). Actors needed: Clinical faculty get the call. Nurse Educator 37(3), 105-107.
Works Under Review
Ott, J. & Ross,C. (Under Review). The journey toward shared governance: The lived experience of nurse managers and staff nurses. The Journal of Nursing Management.
Works in Progress
Ott, J. & Gibson-Antonich,M. (in preparation). The Willard Suitcase Exhibit: Student Perception.
Ott, J. & King, M. (in preparation). Student perception of behavioral health simulation.
International, Peer Reviewed
Ott, J. (2010,June).Talk to me: BSN curriculum plan for psych/mental health with standardized patient and high-fidelity simulation. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference ,Las Vegas, Nv.
National, Peer Reviewed
Ott, J. & Gibson-Antonich, M. (2012,November). Knowledge, stigma ,advocacy & caring: Student learning during the Willard Suitcase Exhibit. Presentation to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Regional , Peer Reviewed
Ott, J. & Ross, C. (2012, June). The journey toward shared governance: The lived experience of nurse managers and staff nurses. Poster presentation at the Nursing Now Conference, Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA.