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.
At-Risk populations are found in all societies, including our own Utah County community. At-Risk populations are groups of individuals that are more vulnerable to infectious diseases, have special needs regarding health care and/or are at a high risk for health disparity. Factors that place individuals at high-risk include: age; economic hardship; social, geographical, or cultural separation; limited language skills; limited health care access due to discrimination; and increased susceptibility to injury or death as a result of physical, cognitive, or sensory disability or disease vulnerability.
“After my experiences with the “at-risk” population, I recognize that my personal, professional, and spiritual attitudes have shifted. I have gained a better understanding of the people I had the blessing of caring for and hope to relay that understanding and compassion into my future professional career.
Throughout my experience of caring for patients in the “at-risk” population, I made a conscious effort to pray for guidance everyday while caring for the patients. I prayed for the ability to see God’s children as he sees them and to not simply see them as a combination of the mistakes they had made but as a result of difficult circumstances and most importantly, as a child of God. With these changes in attitude, I hope to implement my new perspectives in my future nursing career. I understand how difficult it is to maintain a positive perspective when you work with the “at-risk” population every day. However, I believe maintaining an attitude of kindness and compassion is worth battling for every day.”