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.
College of Nursing alumni Mike and Ashley Fisher met in
interesting circumstances. Ashley graduated from the college in April 2007 and
began working in Labor and Delivery at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
(UVRMC). In January of 2008, Mike was doing his clinical rotations on her unit
and was set up on a date by his preceptor who was Ashley’s good friend. Being
the shy and somewhat awkward male nursing student in Labor and Delivery, he
made no attempt to ask for her phone number. Instead, the preceptor arranged to
get Ashley’s number for Mike. Mike left his nursing rotation that day with
Ashley’s phone number and called her that night. They set up their first date and
were married a year later in May 2009, one month after Mike graduated from the
BYU College of Nursing.
Ashley worked at UVRMC as a labor and delivery nurse for
just over three years and currently works as a labor and delivery nurse at a
hospital outside of Phoenix, AZ, where she and Mike have recently moved. Mike worked
at Riverwoods Surgery Center as an operating room nurse, circulating and
scrubbing for a little over a year after graduating. In addition to work, Mike
has had opportunities to do volunteer work translating for Spanish speaking
patients seeking healthcare.
Mike and Ashley are both working on advanced degrees. Mike
is currently attending Midwestern University of Arizona in the College of Osteopathic
Medicine. Ashley has been attending the University of Cincinnati through their
distant learning program for over a year and is working towards her Master’s
degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
When asked how the college of nursing has impacted his life,
Mike said, “By attending BYU, specifically the College of Nursing, I was led to
my sweet wife and have learned to truly care for people who are suffering.”
He also stated that the BYU College of Nursing was the
perfect foundation for entrance into Osteopathic Medicine. The College of
Nursing taught him to look at the patient as a whole and not just a disease
process. In nursing school, he learned that the Healer’s Art is a phenomenal
way to approach medical school.
For Ashley, the BYU College of Nursing instilled a desire to
teach, serve and care for those in the community. Ashley stated, “Although we
are all different, everyone with their own individual traits and talents, the
Healer’s Art helps to remind me that we are all brothers and sisters. It helps
me to love those I care for.”