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.
This cultural learning adventure has students traveling between two very different countries who share a common border and interesting history. Finland has been ranked very high for healthcare in the European Union countries, especially in the public health arena; and St. Petersburg, Russia where they have unique challenges. There is a large focus on the political and social determinants of health with corresponding activities. There are schedule activities for each day. You can expect that the schedule will change as we go through the day (much like life). Flexibility is absolutely essential. You have to be prepared to have your walking shoes on, prepared to work and fun, and have your eyes and minds open to keep up on this high pace experience.
Finland Clinical Experiences: Community hospital and clinic tours, simulation demonstration for Finnish Nursing Students and faculty at Mikkeli University of Applied Science, and clinical days: Public Health Nurse, School nurse (elementary and high school), Home care nurse, community nurse, and rehabilitation home for alcohol and drug abuse.
Russian Clinical Experiences: Students spent a day at the Saint Petersburg Nursing School #1. BYU students presented on the role of the nurse and the Russian students gave a similar presentation. We toured the school, learned how to wrap babies, give basic nursing care Russian style, and had time to interact with nursing students who are learning English. Planning is in place to match up BYU students via Skype with Russian nursing students to have an interchange prior to our visit next year. We were able to tour a newly built high risk and newborn hospital as well.
“I realized that it is important to not only teach people about health care, but to learn from people as well. I learned that all people have something to offer, no matter their country, status, or circumstance. From the Finnish people I learned and saw in practice that health is much more than physical health. In the U.S., there seems to be a strong focus on physical health. In Finland, people were equally as concerned about emotional, mental, and spiritual health. While in Russia, I observed and learned about the things that they struggle with in that country. I realized that after the fall of Communism, the country greatly struggled. It occurred to me how important it is to help and also learn from people, no matter what state they may be in. After visiting each country, I saw both the good and bad in the different health care systems. It caused me to re-analyze the U.S. healthcare system and things that can be better. I believe that it is important for people to learn and grow. Through this course, I learned and experienced first-hand that as all people are children of God, it is important to learn and grow together and help improve the lives and health of everyone”