ADA – East Central University Nursing instructor Liz Massey has been elected president of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
Massey, MSN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, NE-BC, RN, served as vice president for the previous two years. She was appointed to the board in July 2016 by Governor Mary Fallin and serves as a representative member on the Education IDP Committee and a member of the Criminal History Task Force Committee.
Massey served on the Resolutions Committee with the National Council for State Boards of Nursing in 2017 and has served as a delegate representing Oklahoma on the national council for 2017 and 2018. She was also a speaker at the national council’s 2017 annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
During her 16 years in nursing, Massey has gained experience in the areas of labor and delivery, nursery, post-partum, intensive care, emergency room, operating room, nursing management, nursing ethics, leadership, marketing and education. She has served as a bedside nurse, a nurse manager, director, chief nursing officer and educator.
Massey graduated from ECU in 2004 and currently serves as an instructor in the ECU Nursing program. She obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Education in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma. She anticipates completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Chamberlain University in April 2020. Massey is also triple board certified by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center in Nursing Professional Development, as a Nurse Executive and as Nurse Executive Advanced.
Massey and her husband, Justin, have five children: Dylan, Devan, Bella, Lincoln and Logan. She is the daughter of Bill and Patricia French of Ada.