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.
In Pocatello, Idaho during the Great Depression and World War II, Mr. & Mrs.
Elbert John Hutchinson raised a family of 13 children. The oldest and youngest
daughters, Elaine and Janice, were devoted to one another. Their achievements
and charity to others made it natural for donor Walter R. Montgomery to name
a scholarship for them. BYU College of Nursing is honored to distribute funds
to nursing students for continuance of their final two years of study from
The Elaine Hutchinson Stivers and Janice Hutchinson Montgomery Endowed Scholarship.
At Elaine Hutchinson Stivers' funeral in 2005 her brother-in-law commented, "Elaine
is a good person. She makes others feel happy. She makes them feel good about
themselves. . . Growing up, Elaine's little sisters followed her around.
She taught them songs and how to enjoy life, taking them places and enlarging
their understanding. Elaine teased her sisters in a gentle, kind way. She included
all in her life. She was not exclusive."
Among Elaine's "favorites" were traveling, enjoying the earth's beauties, flowers,
and small children. Though she did not have children of her own, she loved her nieces
and nephews. Making birthday cakes and selecting special gifts for each one was
an special joy. She took pleasure in observing children at the mall and elsewhere.
Animals were also high on her listâ€”it was a well-known fact that her dog ran the house,
telling her when to eat and when to go to bed.
Janice Hutchinson Montgomery, Elaine's youngest sister, became an RN in 1958, having received
a small loan and encouragement to do so from Elaine. Beginning in 1961 Janice served five years
active duty as a nurse in the U. S. Air Force where she attained the rank of Captain. Through
her military service she met Walter "Monty" Montgomery, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Air
Force. The couple was married in 1966 and became the parents of six children, all of whom
graduated from Brigham Young University.
In addition to Janice's military service, her nursing career included working in a doctor's
office and in public hospitals in Idaho and California. She was also a rehabilitation nurse in
Ft. Worth, Texas. Volunteering at the Red Cross extended throughout her professional career.
Unselfish service to others continues to be characteristic of her life.