Nancy R. Bean; nursing administration track; Salt Lake City, UT.

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1987 Graduate Renea Lindstrom Beckstrand

Renea Lindstrom Beckstrand (AS ’81, BS ’83) PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE; cardiovascular nursing track; professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Orem, UT. Renea is the national program planning committee chair of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (National Teaching Institute) and a per diem staff nurse at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular ICU. She enjoys candy-making, quilting, and woodworking. She and her husband Kevin have three daughters: Rachel, Amber, and Haley.

I was fortunate to be mentored by Dr. Lana Riddle who was director over the graduate program for over 30 years and still is one of the most amazing family nurse practitioners I know. I am so grateful for her leadership and expertise. Her example of integrity and her incredible work ethic made all the difference in my M.S. experience at BYU.

Constance P. Bramall (BS ’74); nursing administration track; Hurricane, UT.

Jayne S. Bushell; nursing administration track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Kip Deweese; nursing administration track; geriatric NP, University of Utah School of Medicine; Clinton, UT. Kip received his post master’s certificate as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of Utah.

Peggy Grusendorf (AS ’82, BS ’84) APRN; neuroscience nursing track; FNP, Utah State Hospital; Provo, UT.

Nancy L. Handy PhD; advanced practice track; chief nursing officer, Wilbarger General Hospital; McAllen, TX. Nancy received her PhD in health care administration from Warren National University in 2008. She has helped to open three hospitals and has worked both overseas and stateside.

Valerie Haws (BS ’66); nursing administration track; Orem, UT.

Carolyn P. Law-Mock-James (AS ’68, BS ’78); retired med/surg clinical specialist, UVRMC; Orem, UT. Carolyn enjoys riding ATVs along the Strawberry and Piute Trails. She sends special thanks to Dean June Leifson who helped her make the decision to get an MSN degree.

Because of BYU, I advanced from floor RN to clinical specialist and teacher for new nurses and new procedures.

Paula E. McGibbon; nusing administration track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Ethel L.Oswald RN; child nurse practitioner track; NICU RN, Davis Hospital and Medical Center; Layton, UT.

Peggy D. Stevens; nursing administration track; North Salt Lake, UT.

lene Tippets; nursing administration track; Layton, UT.

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1987 Graduate Vickie Van Johnsen

Vickie Van Johnsen (BS ’85); nursing administration track; retired assistant teaching professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Pleasant Grove, UT. Vickie received her PhD from the University of Utah in 2001. She served a mission from 2012 to 2013 and is currently working on the Church Mission Nurse Specialist Committee.

Judi R. VanVleet; nursing administration track. Judi worked as a nursing professor at Weber State University where she had a profound impact on the education and training of all nursing students there. She was known as an advocate for her students and took a personal interest in each of their lives. She served on multiple nursing councils including Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the American Nurses Association, and the Utah Nurses Association. Judi had three wonderful sons with her husband Terry. She died November 2002.

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