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.
CON Alumni Nancy Pulsipher started her BYU education in 1966
as a pre-med student. She then changed her major to French and minor to
Spanish. After completing most of the requirements for this major, she became
puzzled on what to do for a career. She took two years from school to think
about her future, coming back with the intent of becoming a nurse. She knew
this is what she wanted to do after working briefly as a CNA in a skilled
She graduated from the nursing and ADN programs in 1975.
After graduation, she worked in extended care before going to Primary
Children’s Medical Center in November 1976. While there, she worked in mostly
in the infant unit and the NICU. She was a staff nurse, charge nurse and then
nurse manager in the NICU until 1993. She then became nurse manager of the
newly formed float pool until 1997, returning to the NICU until her retirement
in August 2004.
After retiring from PCMC, Pulsipher took a faculty position
at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. She currently serves as an
Assistant Professor (Clinical), where she teaches pediatrics among other
things.She got her BSN from the University of Utah in 1981 and her
Master’s degree, with a focus on nursing administration, in 1994. She plans to
teach until full retirement.
Outside interests include various callings as Primary
pianist and now ward organist, with occasional stops to teach a class or serve
as a counselor in the Primary presidency. She is single, but has a large family
for support who like to present her with health related questions or problems
when they arise.