BIO

As a constitutional conservative and lifelong Republican, I am committed to protecting and defending our Republican values and principles. Priorities for the Constituents of Legislative District 1 and Arizona include the following:

  • Protect and Defend the Constitution

  • Promote a Strong Border and Election Integrity

  • Reduce the Tax Burden and Government Overregulation

  • Uphold the Right to Bear Arms

  • Stop Illegal Immigration

  • Support School Choice

  • Protect the Unborn and Sanctity of Life

  • Preserve Religious Freedom

  • Maintain a Strong and Prepared Military

Selina Sieh Bliss, PhD, RN, CNE, RN-BC, ANEF

Educational Preparation

  • Doctorate in Nursing Education (PhD), 2014, Capella University

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MS) 1992, Arizona State University

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 1984, Arizona State University

  • High School 1980, Prescott High School

Professional Organizations

  • Life-long Conservative Republican that supports and serves the Yavapai County Republican Party as a Precinct Committeeman (Eagle Precinct) and the Republican Party of Arizona as a State Committeeman

  • Committed to promoting the principles of the Republican Party as a member of the National Federation of Republican Women, the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (Legislative Committee), and the Republican Women of Prescott (Bylaws Committee)

  • Serves on the Yavapai - GOP Nominating Committee

  • Recognized for leadership abilities as a member of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series

  • Proud Member of the National Rifle Association, Board Member of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association, Member of the Arizona Citizens Defense League, and Member of The Well-Armed Woman - Gunsite and Chino Valley Chapters

  • An activist with conservative movement groups such as the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and the Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona

  • Member of Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) Network to promote and defend the values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom

  • Serves as a volunteer leader in her professional organizations as a member of the American Nurses Association, Past-President of the Arizona Nurses Association, member of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and NLN Arizona Constituency League

  • As a member of the Prescott and Prescott Valley Chambers of Commerce, engaged with and supports local business

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

  • Yavapai County Industrial Development Authority - Director representing District 1 (2021 to present)

  • Yavapai County Education Foundation - Board Member (2020 to present)

  • Yavapai County Elections Department - Marshall (2020 to present)

  • Yavapai County Citizen's Academy - Graduate of Class of 2020

  • Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association - Concealed Carry (CCW) Permit Certified Instructor

  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue – Back Country Unit (2014 to present)

  • Arizona Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (2013 to present)

  • Yavapai County Health Department Emergency/Homeland Security Volunteer (2008 to present)

  • Northern Arizona Medical Response Corp (2005 to 2019)

  • Arizona Nurses Association Northern Arizona Chapter - Board Member for the Dress-A-Child Project (1994 to present)

  • Girl Scout Leader (1991 to 2006)

Employment History

2018 to Present Expert Witness:

A trained and experienced expert witness called to give testimony in a court of law as to proper and accepted practices in healthcare.

2011 – Present Medical Unit Leader (Administratively Determined by Prescott National Forest):

Manage, coordinate, and facilitate emergency and medical care for all-hazard incident management teams in the Western United States with an emphasis on wildland firefighting.

1989 – 2021 Academic Nurse Educator, Yavapai College:

Professor for leadership and management nursing courses for second-year nursing students in the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program for both the Prescott and Verde Campuses. Previously taught acute care and intravenous therapy/phlebotomy courses. Clinical Nurse Educator for fourth-semester nursing students in preceptorship at Yavapai Regional Medical Center West and East Campuses.

1984 – 2019 Staff Nurse, Yavapai Regional Medical Center:

Provide acute care to cardiac, surgical, medical, trauma, and neurological patients in the post-operative areas. Experience in the intensive care and medical-surgical units as well as the emergency department.

Academic and Professional Honors and Awards

  • Finalist for the March of Dimes 2020 Nurse of the Year - For significant contributions to educating future nurses in the community college settings.

  • Yavapai College 2019 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award Recipient – Recognized for outstanding commitment and contribution to students and colleagues. NISOD is the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.

  • Yavapai College 2018 Pathways Trailblazer Award – As a member of the Pathways Committee, developed common courses for students pursuing healthcare careers. The development of the Pathways model at YC has boosted on-time graduation rates and student retention. Now a model for other colleges across the country and being presented at national conferences.

  • Yavapai College 2015 Teaching & eLearning Support (TeLS) Outstanding eLearning Instructor (for innovation using digital content with successful results in courses, sharing of best practices within the college community, and continued effort toward learning new skills in practice of teaching (https://www.yc.edu/v5content/teaching-and-elearning-support/faculty/outstanding_elearning_instructor.htm).

  • Capella University President’s List – Graduated with Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude (2014).

Committed to promoting the principles of the Republican Party

  • The most effective government is government closest to the people

  • The proper role of government is to provide the people those functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs the least

  • Government is accountable for maintaining sound money policies and a responsible economy

  • That equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex, or national origin

  • The strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must be honored

  • The right of individuals to achieve the best that is within themselves, as long as they respect the rights of others is the source of our Nation’s strength