Areas of Expertise:
Undergraduate: B.S. in Mathematics, West Texas State University, 1973; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Texas State University, 1977
Graduate School: M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Tech University, 1978; M.S.N. in Maternal/Child Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, 1981
Doctorate: Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1985
Post-graduate: Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1992; PMFN Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1992
Masten is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in in-patient obstetrics and a women's health nurse practitioner by the Texas Board of Nursing and the National Certification Corporation.
She has received many local and national awards during her career including the Texas Tech University System Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award, the Nurse of the Year Award from TTUHSC, the Award of Excellence in Education from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award from TTUHSC, Book of the Year Award form the American Journal of Nursing, Women of Excellence Award for Medicine from the YWCA, and is frequently on the Who's Who in American Nursing listing.
Masten currently serves as professor and associate dean in the School of Nursing in Lubbock.
Prior to joining TTUHSC as a professor in 1984, Masten served as the head nurse of labor and delivery at the former Methodist Hospital (now Covenant Hospital) in Lubbock, an instructor at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, and was on the engineering faculty at the Institut Teknologi Mara Shah Alam in Malaysia. She previously served as interim dean of the TTUHSC School of Nursing from 2010-2012.