Lucy VanOtterloo, PhD, RNC, CNS

Dr. Lucy VanOtterloo is an associate professor in the CSULB School of Nursing.  She has been on faculty with CSULB since 2001.  She currently teaches maternal newborn nursing and serves as the trimester pathway coordinator.  Dr. VanOtterloo has over 30 years of experience at various levels in obstetric including as a nurse at the bedside, as a clinical case manager for high-risk pregnancies, and as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist.

Her research focuses on strategies to improve outcomes for high-risk pregnancies, maternal risk-appropriate care and maternal transport. 

  • University of San Diego
    • San Diego, California
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • Azusa Pacific University
    • Azusa, CA
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • CNS – Perinatal
  • NCC Inpatient Obstetrics

  • Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes
  • High-Risk
  • Maternal Fetal Health
  • Maternal Risk-Appropriate Care and Transport


Member Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing

Member Southern California Pregnancy Associated Maternal Mortality Review