WTAMU Faculty Member Reappointed to Texas Board of Nursing

June 11, 2018

CONTACT:    Dr. J. Dirk Nelson, 806-651-3501, jdnelson@wtamu.edu

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Faculty Member Reappointed to Texas Board of Nursing


CANYON, Texas—Kathy Shipp, instructor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at West Texas A&M University, will continue to serve as president of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) after being reappointed to the organization by Gov. Greg Abbott to a term set to expire Jan. 31, 2023.Kathy Shipp

Shipp was first appointed to the BON in 2011 by Gov. Rick Perry and was named president of the board two years later. The Texas Board of Nursing regulates approximately 360,000 nurses and 200 schools across the state of Texas, and Shipp represents the advanced practice RN on the board. Its mission is to protect the people of Texas. The 13-member board is comprised of nine nurses and four consumers, who all have been appointed by the governor for six-year terms.

She joined the WTAMU faculty in the fall of 2013 and oversees clinical practice in the Lubbock area. Shipp was a member of the University’s first nursing class. She earned both her B.S.N. and F.N.P. certificate at WTAMU and a M.S.N. at the University of Texas at Austin.

Shipp is a member of the Texas Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association and the Texas and South Plains Nurse Practitioner Association. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Texas Health Disparities Task Force. She works part time for the South Plains Public Health District and is a volunteer with the Parkridge Pregnancy Center.

The governor also reappointed Doris Jackson of Pearland to the BON and appointed Melissa Schat of Granbury, Mazie Mathews Jamison of Dallas and Kimberly Wright of Big Spring.




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