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Veta Hamblen Massey

Veta Hamblen Massey, American nursing educator. Named District Honoree 23d district Georgia Nurses' Association, 1989, District Honoree 19th district Georgia Nurses' Association, 1985; recipient Georgia Rural Health Research award, 1987, Ann Austin Johnston Outstanding Faculty award Brenau University, 1995; R.C. Edwards Research fellow Clemson University, 1983-1984.


  • Massey, Veta Hamblen was born on December 16, 1940 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Louis Lawrence and Elizabeth Anna (Kuehn) Hamblen.

  • Education

    • Diploma, St. Luke Hospital School Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961. Bachelor of science in nursing summa cum laude, Brenau College, 1981. Master of Science in Family Health Nursing, Clemson University, 1984.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University Texas, 1989.


    • Staff nurse Embreeville (Pennsylvania) State Hospital, 1961-1964. Charge nurse nursing home Wilmington, Delaware, 1965-1966. Staff nurse nursing home Marietta, Georgia, 1967-1968.

      Office and scrub nurse The Lowenberg Clinic, P.A., Austell, 1968-1973. From staff nurse and relief assistant director to health education coordinator Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, 1973-1982. Instructor nursing baccalureate program Brenau College, Gainesville, 1982-1984.

      Registered Nurse resource pool Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, 1983-1986. Instructor nursing baccalaureate program Clemson (South Carolina) University, 1984-1986. Assistant professor baccalaureate program West Georgia College, Carrollton, Georgia, 1986-1989.

      Professor nursing, chairman department Brenau University, Gainesville, 1990-1997. Dean division nursing Baptist College Health Sciences, Memphis, since 1997. Presenter in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Contributor columns to newspapers.


    Member National League Nursing, Tennessee League Nursing, Georgia Nurses Association (chairman Stephens County chapter 11th district 1975-1977, chairman medical-surgical conference 1976-1977, secretary 11th district 1976-1978, chairman committee on nursing practice 1977-1979, board directors 19th district 1978-1983, president 1983-1985, Second vice president 1985-1986, president 23d district 1987-1989, chairman advisory council 1988-1989, north regional representative 1991-1993), Southern Nursing Research Society, St. Luke Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau (president Nu Gamma chapter 1992-1994).


    • Married Gervin E. Massey, March 18, 1961. Children: Bradley Dean, Mitchell Lee.
    • father: Louis Lawrence Hamblen
    • mother: Elizabeth Anna (Kuehn) Hamblen
    • spouse: Gervin E. Massey
    • children: Bradley Dean Massey
    • Mitchell Lee Massey
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    Born December 16, 1940