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.
Laurel Nunnery graduated from the BYU College of Nursing in 2004
along with her sister-in-law Jeanette Nunnery. Laurel and Jeanette each married
a College of Nursing graduate, Jacob Nunnery and Joshua Nunnery, who are
Laurel worked as a med/surg and pediatric nurse at
Timpanogos Reginal Medical Center from spring 2004 through fall 2007. She started full-time and gradually cut back
to PRN as she had children. She also
worked for Friday’s Kids Respite for about a year. Now she really works full-time as a wife and mother
of three. She exclaims that this is the best, most worthwhile and favorite job
ever. She looks forward to serving with her husband, Jacob, throughout their
When asked how the College of Nursing has impacted her life
she replied, “Now that I live in Texas, when people find out I studied at BYU,
the next question is, ‘So, are you Mormon?’ And that opens doors to sharing the gospel. While in the College of Nursing I learned
critical thinking skills, as well as practical medical information that gives
me confidence to manage the health of my family. The hymn, ‘Lord I Would Follow Thee’ and the
painting of Christ healing at the Pool of Bethesda have additional meaning to
me and I can’t sing or see them without thinking of days in the College of
“My love of learning and serving has increased also. Probably the greatest blessings of my time in
the college are the friendships and family I have. I was surrounded by a class of talented,
bright, good people who continue to inspire me. Jeanette and I, along with a group of 3 other women (Misti [Wilcox]
Sudweeks, Annette [James] Dahl, Emily Dougall) formed a study group in the
pre-requisite classes. That study time
formed strong friendships. Thankfully,
we all were accepted into the College of Nursing at the same time and continued
as study buddies and friends. We still
keep in touch and have managed to have a reunion every year since we graduated
in 2004. The icing on the cake is that Jeanette and Joshua set me up with
Joshua’s brother, so Jeanette and I are sisters now and I have a wonderful