Rayola H. Andersen; oncological nursing track; oncological NP; and a retired associate professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Murray, UT. Rayola started nursing school in 1945 when she joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Her experience serving in the pediatric ward as a nursing student is a time that has particularly stayed with her. She still loves nursing and the opportunity it provides to care for those in need.

Billie Atwood (BS ’73) ARNP; family nurse practitioner track; rheumatology nurse practitioner, Valley Medical Center; Kent, WA. Billie has worked at several specialty clinics including orthopedics, neurology, family practice and urgent care. Before joining the Rheumatology Clinic at Valley Medical, she managed the its join center, served as a staff nurse, and cared for surgical patients emerging from anesthesia.

Jean T. Groberg (BS ’63); Mapleton, UT. Jean is a former adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing.

Cherie Fisher Martin (BS ’73) PhD, RN, FNP; family nurse practitioner track; early interventionist, DDI Vantage; adjunct faculty member, Utah State University (USU) Tooele campus; Tooele, UT. Cherie received her PhD in Family and Human Development from Utah State in 1995. She currently works on an early intervention team for 0-3 year old children with developmental delays and teaches at the USU Tooele campus. She worked as a school NP in the RWJ Pilot Project and then with the health department that includes well-child clinics. Cherie is also involved with the Sister City and Open World program with Russia. She shares early intervention information through these programs by bringing groups to the US and going there herself to learn of their issues and interests. 

My experience at BYU has benefited my assessment of children and counseling parents. It also helped me with just being a mom to my 2 children (who were preemies) and beyond.

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