Basava Jitta

Dr. Basava Jitta

Basava Jitta

Education Profile:

Ph.D. Candidate, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C, USA.
M.Sc Nursing – NTR University of Health Sciences, India, 2005.
B.Sc Nursing – NTR University of Health Sciences, India, 1996.
Registered Nurse Licensure, Maryland & DC

Professional Activities:

Professor Jitta was born in India. She has more than 22 years of teaching experience, which includes ten years of experience as a nurse, both in India and in the U.S.A. Teaching is her passion. She believes each student has unique capabilities, and it is her responsibility to bring out the potentialities from the students. Professor Jitta came to U.S.A in 2008 to work as a nursing instructor in a nursing school in D.C. Since coming to Washington Adventist University in 2015, she has been teaching and coordinating courses in Adult – Gerontology Nursing, and Mental Health Nursing. Professor Jitta received Sigma Theta Tau International Founders’ Day award for the year 2015 from Catholic University of America. She also received Sigma Theta Tau International Funding award for the research abstract for the year 2017

Research and Professional Activities:

Professor Jitta focuses her research on diabetes self- management among Asian Indians, as a part of her doctoral dissertation. She also assisted in the research study of “Management of Ethical Issues by Military Nurses in Wartime”. She has recently published an article entitled “A Reflective Paper on Spirituality in Chronic Illness” in the journal Nightingale Nursing Times, Volume 14, No. 12, March 2019She is a member of the social committee of the university, and a member of Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Courses Taught:

NURS 392 Adult Gerontology II
NURS 354 Mental Health Nursing

Contact Information:

Phone: 301.576.0128
Office: Health Science Building 210