Joan Bentley (BS ’65) APRN, ANCC; advanced practice track; retired NP, West Jordan Medical Center; South Jordan, UT.Joan loves to travel and has seen almost the entire world. She has five children who love to travel with her.

It was wonderful! It taught me what I need to know!

Marilyn M. Call (BS ’72); pediatric nurse practitioner track.

Sue Ann R. Christensen (BS ’86) CPNP; advanced practice track; NP, Utah Valley Pediatrics; Orem, UT. Sue specializes in the care of newborns, children, adolescents and special-needs children. She speaks some Korean. She likes to read, travel and spend time with family in her free time.

Kathleen Hogan FNP-c; family nurse practitioner track; NP, SLC Health Clinics of Utah Medical; Salt Lake City, UT. Kathleen is a very kind and compassionate person. She loves working with patients to improve and monitor their health.

Ruth Ann Hooper (AS ’65, BS ’69); family nurse practitioner track; NP, Premier Family Medical; Orem, UT. Ruth has four children and 14 grandchildren. She plays the piano and organ. She also loves to oil paint and decorate cakes.

I got my associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s at BYU so I’ve benefited greatly from them!

Janice C. Jensen; nursing administration track; retired from UVU; Orem, UT. Janice completed 20 years as an advanced professor at UVU (formerly UVSC) She helped write the curriculum for the BSN program, and advised student regarding employment opportunities and preparation for licensure. Most importantly, she was able to be a hands-on grandma to her 23 grandchildren and to enjoy her seven little great-grandchildren. She served in the Provo Temple for nine years and continued in Church service in Orem after moving there. It was a joy for her to see some of her former students in the classes she took to receive her M.S. degree. She has been able to encourage some of her children and grandchildren to enter the nursing profession.

Richard T. Knowlton Jr. DNP, FNP-BC; family nurse practitioner track; assistant professor and DNP program director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Womack Army Medical Center; Fort Bragg, NC. Richard received his DNP from Robert Morris University. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

April A. Lassen (AS ’82, BS ’89); former nursing director, Orchard Park Care Center; Lehi, UT

Donna J. Abbott Lister APRN, PhD, CNE; family nurse practitioner track; nursing professor and department chair, Southern Utah University (SUU); FNP, Canyon View Clinic, IHC; Paragonah, UT. Donna received her PhD in Education from Walden University.  She has received an Outstanding Nursing Leadership award. currently serves on the State Board of Nursing Education Committee. She is married with five children and three grandchildren. 

Madison D. Murphy (BS ’89); psychiatric nurse practitioner track; marketing manager, K & M Nursing Registry Corp; American Fork, UT.

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1994 Graduate Patricia Ravert

Patricia Ravert (AS ’74, BS ’75) PhD (UofU), RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; nursing administration track; dean and professor in the BYU College of Nursing; American Fork, UT. Patty has received these recognitions: Alice Louise Reynolds Women-in-Scholarship Lecturer (2015); fellow, American Academy of Nursing (AAN) (2011); fellow, National League for Nursing (NLN) (2010); Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing (NLN); Excellence in the Academic Setting Award, International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) (2009). She has five children and 12 grandchildren.

Throughout my nursing career, I have used the knowledge I gained in the master’s program. I knew I wanted to continue my education as a baccalaureate graduate and then again as a master’s graduate.

Elizabeth S. Reynolds FNP-BC, BSN, ASN, RN; family nurse practitioner track; nursing instructor, Denver School of Nursing; Byers, CO.

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1994 Graduate Karen Stokes

Karen B. Stokes (BS ’87); nursing administration track; director, Home Health and Hospice Compliance at HealthSouth Rehabilitation; South Jordan, UT. Karen has spent the last 23 years in the home health industry and has loved every minute of it! She is married with three children and seven grandchildren. Karen and her husband love to travel and have seen many wonderful parts of the world. She loves to cross stitch, which works well with airplane travel, something she does a lot of for her job. Her favorite quote is: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!”

My education at BYU’s master program helped prepare me for the management and operational duties I have been afforded over the years.

Lorraine L. Wilson (BS ’64); family nurse practitioner track; FNP, retired 2004; Provo, UT. Lorraine’s most memorable awards came in the form of numerous notes expressing personal thankfulness and gratitude.

My experience in the master’s program made my career possible. I lived in Vernal, UT at the time I attended and the schedule of classes allowed me to commute once a week and stay overnight for the next day’s classes.

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