Donna Otto


  • Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Instructor Emerita of Nursing

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas

Clinical Practice Area:

Acute Care Administration

  • Excellence in Nursing, Missouri Student Nurses Association 2019
  • Excellence in Online Class Facilitation, Mizzou Online 2018
  • Faculty/Alumni Award, Mizzou Alumni Association2014
  • 4th Floor Galena named “Otto House”, University Residential Life 2012
  • Leader of Leaders Award National Student Nurses Association (2010)
  • Betty Crim Faculty Enhancement Award Sinclair School of Nursing (2009)
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership Sigma Theta Tau (Alpha Iota Chapter) (2009)
  • Honor Tap Mystical 7 University of Missouri (2008)
  • Citation of Merit MU Nursing Alumni Organization (2007)
  • Golden Column Award University Hospital Recognition (2006)
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service MU Sinclair School of Nursing (2004)

In the news


Edith Harrington – Alumni Spotlight

SSON alumna, Edith Harrington, will turn 100 years old next year, but during 1943 at age 20, she left her life at Mizzou to join the WWII effort in the US Cadet Nurse Corps.


Only Missouri School to Achieve Status as a National Student Nurses Association Stellar School

Missouri Nursing Student Association (MONSA) held its annual convention in St. Louis on Thursday and Friday, October 25 & 26.

Lynelle Phillips, Laura Foley (instructional designer) and Donna Otto

Excellence in Online Facilitation Award

Donna Otto and Lynelle Phillips received the Excellence in Online Class Facilitation Award from MIZZOU Online for their work in the N4970 Nursing in Communities course for the RN to BSN Option.


SSON Recognized as Stellar School

The Sinclair School of Nursing (SSON) is one of two schools this year to earn the National Student Nurses’ Association’s NSNA Stellar School Chapter Recognition. The award recognizes school chapters for their ongoing involvement in NSNA and their commitment to shared governance and professional development. The NSNA Stellar School Chapter certificate and pins were presented…