Faculty

Chair of Nursing Department

Kay Elder, Chair, RN, MS, CNE

Chair of Nursing Department

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • B.S., Oklahoma Christian University
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Kay feels privileged to be Chair of the nursing department at Oklahoma Christian University.  She has over 25 years of nursing education experience and holds the Certified Nurse Educator credential through the National League of Nursing.   Kay is a member of the American Nurses Association, Oklahoma Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, National League of Nursing, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  She is currently working on her PhD in nursing at Oklahoma City University.  Her areas of focus in nursing include Alzheimer’s disease, test anxiety reduction and the correlation of student’s perception of faculty caring and student success.  Kay is married to Richard and they have one daughter.  She and her family attend Memorial Road Church of Christ.


RN-BSN Program Coordinator

Rhea Ann Lee, RN, MS

RN-BSN Program Coordinator

  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
  • M.S., Oklahoma Baptist University

Rhea Ann has been an RN since 1991 and has worked multiple areas over the years including: Cardiac-pulmonary, emergency room, ICU and inpatient psych.  Her most recent work has focused on Alzheimer's and Geriatric psychiatric illnesses and the lack of service available for this special population.  Rhea Ann is married to Fred and has two daughters, Lucy and Rebecca. Rhea Ann is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, ANA and Oklahoma Nurses Association.  She is excited about teaching at OC and looks forward to future growth in the OC school of nursing.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Beth Scott RN, MS, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Beth has been a nurse since 1997 and has worked in Oncology, Cardio-thoracic surgery, ICU, and Urgent Care. She is a Certified Nurse Educator. She has been teaching since 1999 and loves to mentor and encourage nursing students. She is member of Sigma Theta Tau, Oklahoma Nurses Association, National League of Nursing and American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is the faculty sponsor of OC's Oklahoma Nursing Students Association. Beth is married to Steve and has two beautiful girls, Allie & Maggie.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Shawna Hood, RN, MS

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
  • M.S., Midwestern State University

Shawna Hood is interested in researching treatment options besides medication stimulants for the treatment of ADHD. She was one of the sponsors for the 2007 trip by a group of nursing students to Honduras, where they provided services to several groups. Hood is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She attends Britton Road Church of Christ where she is a Bible class teacher and helps with the youth group. She has two children, Taylor and Corrine.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Becky O'Neal, RN, MS, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Becky has been a nurse since 2001 with a background in medical-surgical nursing, travel nursing in California and Oklahoma and most recently, cardiovascular OR at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National League for Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Her research interests include simulation as an educational tool and barriers for English as Additional Language (EAL) students in nursing education. She is married to Michael and has three children. She attends Memorial Road Church of Christ, where she is active in the children's ministry.


Nursing Faculty

Marissa Diller, RN, MS

Nursing Faculty

  • ADN., Rose State College
  • BS., SWOSU
  • MS., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Marissa Diller has been a nurse since 2000 and has worked in Antepartum, Pediatrics, Mother/Baby, and the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU). In 2009, she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has a passion for supporting and educating others about breastfeeding. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, as well as International Lactation Consultant Association and the United States Lactation Association. Marissa is married to her college sweetheart, Rod, whom she met at OC as a pre-nursing major. Rod and Marissa have three beautiful girls and attend the Church of Christ at Oakdale.


Nursing Faculty

Christy Hallock, RN, MS

Nursing Faculty

  • BS., Oklahoma Christian University
  • MS., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Christy has been a nurse since 2008.  She is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University’s first nursing class of 2008.  She has worked at Children’s Hospital in downtown Oklahoma City on the Pediatric Surgical Unit.  She credits the present nursing faculty for growing her into the nurse and servant leader she has become and feels honored to now be colleagues with them.  The Oklahoma Christian University Nursing Program cultivated a sense of life-long learning into Christy’s career and she graduated with her Master’s Degree from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2013.  “Being back at OC as alumni is unique and being back here as faculty is a blessing because I am getting to impact the field of nursing by helping create and cultivate nurses that have the ability to impact the profession in big ways”.  Christy lives in Oklahoma City with her husband David, also an OC alum, and their son and daughter.  The Hallock family attends the Oakcrest Church of Christ. 


Nursing Faculty

Courtney McCoy

Nursing Faculty

  • BS., Oklahoma Christian University
  • MS., Oklahoma Baptist University

Courtney has been a nurse since 2008. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University’s inaugural class in 2008.  She has worked at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Mercy Hospital and primarily with Indian Health Services involved with supervising, case management and diabetes education. Courtney feels a strong sense of loyalty to OC and the current faculty, as many of them were her instructors at one point. “I love being at OC because of the close relationships that this campus cultivates, between both students and faculty”. Courtney resides in Oklahoma City with her husband, Caleb. They are members of the Oakcrest Church of Christ.


Skills Lab Coordinator

Trevy Rauch

Skills Lab Coordinator

  • BS., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • MS., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Trevy Rauch has been a registered nurse since 1994. She attended Oklahoma Christian University 1990-1992 and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at OU College of Nursing in 1994. She specializes in pediatric nursing. She is a member of the Oklahoma Nurses Association. She is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing education at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is married to Darren and has two children. She attends Memorial Road Church of Christ where she is active in the women’s and children’s ministry.


Administrative Assistant-RN-BSN program

Stephanie Hunt

Administrative Assistant-RN-BSN program


Administrative Assistant-Traditional BSN Program

Donna Holmes

Administrative Assistant-Traditional BSN Program

Donna has been with the OC School of Nursing for seven years. She is thankful for the opportunity to work in a wonderful Christian environment and adores all the students. She is married to John and has one beautiful daughter, Monica. She and her family attend the New Hope Church of Christ.