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Meet the Dean

Patricia Ravert

Dean Patricia Ravert

Patricia K. Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

I became the dean of the College of Nursing August 1, 2012 after serving as an associate dean for several years. In 1975 I completed my undergraduate degree in nursing at BYU and began a professional career with Intermountain Health Care for over 20 years. I returned to BYU and obtained a master’s degree in nursing administration. In 2004 I completed a doctorate degree from the University of Utah. 

I joined the BYU faculty in 1999 and taught senior nursing courses as well as served as the coordinator of the Nursing and Learning Center and Clinical Simulation Laboratory. In 2011, I was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization’s 38th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of outstanding contributions to the nursing profession. I was also inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education with the National League for Nursing and am a Certified Nurse Educator. I am fortunate to have been involved for many years in simulation learning in nursing education, particularly high fidelity simulation. My scholarship trajectory includes examining simulation design, integration and implementation, and evaluation of simulation experiences.

I am excited to serve as the dean with faculty and staff who are committed to excellence as they provide learning environments to teach, learn, and practice the Healer’s art. Students, we want you to join a community of scholars and educators engaged in the discovery and application of the Healer’s art that promotes health and healing and enhances the discipline of nursing.


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