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Omotayo Omotowa, PhD, MPA, MA, MSN, RN

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Clinical Associate Professor

School of Nursing 
Idaho State University
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Office: TAB Building 322 - Idaho Falls
Phone: 208-282-1117
Email: omotomot@isu.edu

Education
  • BSC in Political Science, Obafermi Qwolowo University, Nigeria
  • MPA in Public Administration, University of Ilorim, Nigeria
  • MA in Political Science, University of Idaho
  • BSN, Lewis-Clark State College
  • MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University
  • Ph.D. in Nursing, Walden University

Research Interests:

  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Public Health & Aging Policy
  • Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Homes Residents Care Outcomes

Profile

Dr. Omotayo Omotowa is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University (ISU) School of Nursing. Dr. Omotowa teaches in the undergraduate program. Dr. Omotowa is particularly interested in the quality of care outcomes of the older adults residing in nursing homes, staffing standards/levels in nursing homes, and health and aging policy. Dr. Omotowa has served on the Idaho Retired & Senior Volunteer Program advisory board and health fair planning committees. At the state level, Dr. Omotowa is a member of Idaho State Board of Nursing Home Administrators and an assistant Long-Term Care Ombudsman. She currently serves as a member of Thomas geriatric symposium planning committee, geriatric certificate advisory committee, general education requirement committee, committee for exploring health sciences partnership with the University of Namibia, open educational resource committee, and academic dishonesty board at Idaho State University. Dr. Omotowa has and continues to serve on committees and councils in the School of Nursing. She served as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research.

Dr. Omotowa has authored published articles, co-authored and submitted grant to the National Institute of Health, reviewed journal article and faculty grants proposal, moderated podium presentation, and presented at the 3rd International Aging & Gerontology Conference, STTI Theta Upsilon induction, and Idaho State University.

Dr. Omotowa is a member and former governance chair of Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Upsilon Chapter. She currently serves as the leadership succession chair of the Theta Upsilon chapter. In addition, Dr. Omotowa is a member of Nurse Leaders of Idaho, American Nurses Association/Idaho Nurses Association.

Dr. Omotowa received her BSN from Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho; MSN and PhD in Nursing from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to receiving her nursing degrees, Dr. Omotowa received her B.Sc. Political Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Master in Public Administration from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Idaho.

Featured Scholarship & Publication

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Omotowa, O. O. (2018). Staffing Standards and Care Outcomes in For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Religious-Based Nursing Homes (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/pqdtlocal1005747/docview/1973128640/11ACA7AABAB43E0PQ/1?accountid=14872 (Accession No. 10684046).

PUBLICATIONS

Omotowa, O. O., & Hussey, L. C. (2020). Nurse staffing and falls among the older adults in nursing homes. The Journal of Nursing Home Research, 6, 90-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2020.24

Omotowa, O. O., & Hussey, L. C. (2020). Staffing related quality deficiencies in nursing homes. RN Idaho, 43(3). November, December, January 2021. rnidaho@idahonurses.org

Omotowa, O. O., & Hussey, L. C. (2019). Profit maximization and nurse staffing standards/levels in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes. The Journal of Nursing Home Research, 5, 21-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2019.4

Omotowa, O. O. (2018). Staffing standards and care outcomes in for-profit and not-for-profit religious-based nursing homes (Doctoral Dissertation). (Accession No. 10684046).

PROFESSIONAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Omotowa, O. O. (2020).The professional nurse: Providing person-centered nursing care. Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Upsilon Induction Ceremony. Keynote Speaker.

Omotowa, O. O. (2018). Staffing standards and care outcomes in for-profit and not-for-profit religious-based nursing homes (3rd International Aging & Gerontology Conference. Atlanta, GA. July 18 to 19, 2018. (Podium Session).

Omotowa, O. O. (2012). Application of quality and safety education for nurses in psychiatric mental health hospital and nursing programs. Graduate School Practicum Project. State Hospital South, Blackfoot, ID.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Omotowa, O. O. (2020). Relationship between nurse staffing levels and falls among nursing homes’ older adult residents. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID.

Omotowa, O. O. (2019). Profit maximization & nurse staffing standards/levels in for-profit & not-for-profit religious-based nursing homes. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID.

Omotowa, O. O. (2018). Staffing Standards and Staffing levels in Nursing Homes. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID.

Omotowa, O. O. (2017). Disparities and Segregation: Care of the Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults in Nursing Homes. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID.

Omotowa, O. O. (2016). The Use of Health Information Technology in Long-Term Care Facilities. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID.

ies. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID. April 21, 2016.