Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Public and Global Health
The Public and Global Health course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The bi-annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
Position(s): Dean Office: 500A SWKT, Provo, UT 84602, USA Phone: 801-422-1167Email: Patricia-Ravert@byu.edu
Patricia K. Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
I became the dean of the College of Nursing August 1, 2012 after serving as an associate dean for several years. In 1975 I completed my undergraduate degree in nursing at BYU and began a professional career with Intermountain Health Care for over 20 years. I returned to BYU and obtained a master’s degree in nursing administration. In 2004 I completed a doctorate degree from the University of Utah.
I joined the BYU faculty in 1999 and taught senior nursing courses as well as served as the coordinator of the Nursing and Learning Center and Clinical Simulation Laboratory. In 2011, I was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization’s 38th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of outstanding contributions to the nursing profession. I was also inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education with the National League for Nursing and am a Certified Nurse Educator. I am fortunate to have been involved for many years in simulation learning in nursing education, particularly high fidelity simulation. My scholarship trajectory includes examining simulation design, integration and implementation, and evaluation of simulation experiences.
I am excited to serve as the dean with faculty and staff who are committed to excellence as they provide learning environments to teach, learn, and practice the Healer’s art. Students, we want you to join a community of scholars and educators engaged in the discovery and application of the Healer’s art that promotes health and healing and enhances the discipline of nursing.