Robert L. Massey, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Lecturer of Nursing

  • Biography


Over 38 years of clinical, nurse executive and nursing research experience in multiple settings to include academic institutions, U.S. Army (retired Army Nurse), and Veterans Administration. Retired from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as Assistant Professor of Nursing Faculty and Director of Nursing in 2017.  Assistant Professor 2017-2019 Houston Baptist University School of Nursing and Lecturer of Nursing since June 2019 at PLU. Really enjoy teaching and observing students have an ‘ah ha’ moment when they transcend to another level.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 1981 The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Nursing

Masters Healthcare Services – 1989 Central Michigan University

Doctor of Philosophy – 2007. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD in Nursing Program.

Teaching Areas: Health assessment, nursing research, leadership, SPSS, analytical methods, data management and analysis, MSN and DNP projects.

Scholarly Interests: Nursing leadership, patient safety, pain management, postoperative ileus recovery and enhanced recovery from surgery.

Dissertation: The Effects of Rocking Chair Motion on Postoperative Ileus Duration, Subjective Pain, Pain Medication Use and Time to Discharge Following Abdominal Surgery. 08/2007.


Massey RL, Kim HK, Abdi S. Chemotherapy induced painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPPN): Current status and future directions. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia: 1-9, e-Pub 5/2014.

Price, B., Bednarski, B.K., You, Y.N., Manandhar, M., Messick, C.A., Dean, E. M., Alawadi, Z.M., Bryce Speer, B., Gottumukkala, V. Weldon, M., Massey, R.L., Wang, W., Qiao, W. & Chang, G.J. (2017). Accelerated enhanced Recovery following Minimally Invasive colorectal cancer surgery (RecoverMI): A study protocol for a novel randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(7). DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015960.

Wisser, K.Z. & Massey, R.L. (2019). Mastering your distinctive strengths as an introverted nurse leader. Nursing Administration, Quarterly. 43(2): 123-129, April/June.