Jololene Y. Allan MSN, APRN; nursing administration track; FNP, CopperView Medical; West Jordan, UT.

Wendy P. Atkin; nursing administration track; Orem, UT.

Barbara Ileene Bahr ARNP; advanced practice track; retired; Omak, WA. Barbara was a medical director for a 3-site family practice clinic for four years. She was a foster mom for ten years and ward choir director for 25 consecutive years in the same ward. She has literally entertained angels. He favorite quotes are: “We can do it!” and “I can do hard things!”

Would I do it again? Absolutely! But with more gusto, more dedication, more hope, more obedience, and more faith. MSN has allowed me to license and work in Washington. Any and all education allows a wider understanding to the world and to the individual. Each class made me a better practitioner in all ways and made me a more whole person in all respects.

Karen W. Beaver EdD; nursing administration track. Karen found true joy in teaching nursing. She was a nursing instructor for more than 34 years at Weber State University,  where she coordinated the practical nursing unit. She was married to the love of her life, Keith, and together they had three children. Karen died November 1997.

Holly N. Booth; nursing administration track; Park City, UT.

Joan Miller Carver (AS ’78); nursing administration track; retired ophthalmic RN, Retina & Vitreous Surgeons of Utah; Provo, UT. Joan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Her favorite quote is “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” —Mother Teresa.

BYU College of Nursing was an outstanding educational experience. It provided a solid foundation for a successful career as a clinical nurse. The Administrative tract prepared me for the responsibilities of Clinical Director, Behavioral Medicine.

Linda P. Custer (BS ’62); advanced practice track; American Fork, UT.

Janice E. Doe; advanced practice track; NP, Essentia Health; Two Harbors, MN.

Kay M. Goodson (AS ’80); nursing administration track; Provo, UT.

Deanna Williams Grimsrud (BS ’65) RN; nursing administration track; Bountiful, UT. Deanna retired in 2001. She spent the last 10 years of her career as an administrator over nursing resources in the IHC corporate offices.

BYU opened many opportunities for me.

Carol F. Jackson (BS ’71); nursing administration track.

Kimball F. Johnson (AS ’79); nursing administration track; nursing assistant professor, Weber State University; Ogden.

Georgette Love; nursing administration track; Asheville, NC.

Wendy W. Maclaughlin; advanced practice track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Nancy L. Marcusen; nursing administration track; retired clinical instructor, Westminster College; Salt Lake City, UT. Nancy received the employee of the year award at University of Utah Health Care in 2000.

Debra F. Matheson (AS ’77, BS ’79); nursing administration track; nursing supervisor and patient flow nurse, Intermountain Medical Center (IMC); Bountiful, UT.

Donna Jane Montmeny; nursing administration track; retired RN in the VA systerm (30 years of service); Aurora, CO. Donna is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and has two children and six grandchildren.

Jody Leigh Osteyee DNP, APRN, CPNP; advanced practice track; clinical nurse specialist, med/surg division, Primary Children’s Hospital; Salt Lake City, UT. Jody earned her DNP from the University of Utah in 2009.

My Master’s Degree opened doors and opportunities that I never imagined in my nursing career. I stand proud to know I graduated from a respected and rigorous graduate nursing program.

AlRae Snyder (AS ’79, BS ’81) APRN, PMHCNS-BC; nursing administration track; psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, Utah State Hospital; Provo, UT. AlRae loves to knit, read, travel and enjoy good times with friends and family. She looks forward to exploring new places both locally and internationally  in her future.

I would not have a 35 year career in nursing without BYU. I would not see my patients recover from serious mental illnesses and move on with their lives.

Michelle H. Thompson (BS ’71); nursing administration track; retired nurse educator and community rehab nurse; Murray, UT. Michelle was honored by the University of Utah as a neuro rehab community nurse, a new position she developed and implemented. She married her husband in 2010. Together they have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They just completed an MLS mission on the island of St. Maarten in the West Indies mission. Michelle’s work there was the hardest but most rewarding work she has ever done. Michelle and her husband are currently returning to everyday life where she enjoys sewing, quilting, gardening and tap dancing.

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Guided by the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exemplify the Healer’s art by: leading with faith and integrity; advancing the science of nursing and healthcare; promoting health and wellness; alleviating suffering; and serving individuals, families, and communities. The mission of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University is to learn the Healer’s art and go forth to serve.