1996 Corbett, Cheryl
1996 Graduate Cheryl A. Corbett

Cheryl A. Corbett (BS ’89) APRN, NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; associate teaching professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Provo, UT. For several years, Cheryl has led a study in Tamil Nadu, India, to better understand cultural practices surrounding childbirth adn infant care. She received the UNPA Community Service Award (2011). She enjoys membership in the Western Institute of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the National League for Nursing (NLN). 

Completing the master’s program at BYU prepared me for providing care in a variety of clinical settings and teaching positions.

Mary Ann Evans (BS ’86) FNP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, BYU Student Health Center; Provo, UT.

Linda L. Hensley (AS ’77, BS ’84) FNP; family nurse practitioner track; West Jordan, UT

MaryJayne M. Johnson (BS ’82); family nurse practitioner track; former assistant professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Pleasant Grove, UT. MaryJayne received the Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher from the Western Institute of Nursing in 2002. She also received the Outstanding Thesis honor from Sigma Wi Scientific Research Society. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the Society of Behavior Medicine, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In 1996 she was the valedictorian and convocation speaker for the BYU College of Nursing.

Susan M. Kons; family nurse practitioner track; neurovascular medicine NP, Intermountain HealthCare; Uintah, UT.

Kirt W. Larson (AS ’82, BS ’84); family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Step Mountain Medical; Herriman, UT. Kirt created Step Mountain Medical in 1999 and loves to build relationships with his patients. He and his staff seek to exude warmth and caring concern for their patients. He and his wife Sandra have five daughters and one son. He recently received the Talon Award for his service mentoring scouts. He loves gardening, camping, snowmobiling and boating. He and his son also raise pigs.

Carolyn J. Leifer (AS ’80, BS ’82); nursing administration track; Highland, UT. Carolyn traveled to Bandung, Indonesia as part of an LDS Charities medical team in 2013. While there she helped train and teach 16 Indonesian doctors and four midwives life-saving techniques for babies that can’t breathe at birth. 

Laura Croft Maw (AS ’84, BS ’87), DNP; family nurse practitioner track; owner, Utah Mobile Healthcare and Rocky Mountain Healthcare Academy; Lehi, UT. Laura received her DNP from the University of Utah in 2014. She is a Hartford Foundation Graduate with a geriatric certificate. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Golden Key (GK), and Sigma Phi Omega. She has 3 children and many furry friends. Her family works hard so they can play hard. She loves to ski, camp, boat and play the piano. Her family motto is “Enjoy the Journey!”

Wherever I have lived, BYU has always been “home.” BYU taught me to strive for excellence and always continue learning.

L. Katherine Anderson Moon (BS ’89), FNP-BC; family nurse practitioner track; Fisher’s Landing Internal Medicine, Lacamas Medical Group; Vancouver, WA. Katherine have five children and three grandchildren. 

Marie Prothero RN, FACHE; executive director of quality services, St. Mark’s Hospital; and a former adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing; Springville, UT. Marie is a PhD student in the University of Utah College of Nursing and has received these recognitions: Manager of Distinction, Urban South Region Intermountain Healthcare, 2002; Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, 2012. She and her husband Brady have two children and four grandchildren.

I gained the fundamental knowledge in preparation for leadership positions in Nursing that I have had the opportunity to work in over the years. 

LouAnn H. Provost; nursing administration track; retired associate professor, UVU; Santaquin, UT.

Rebecca W. Sandberg (AS ’75, BS ’94); FNP, Cope Family Medicine; Bountiful, UT.

Kelly Shoell; retired nursing instructor, Bridgerland Applied Technology College; Providence, UT. Kelly has two boys who are 15 and 18. Her husband is a CPA and owns his own business. She loves spending time with her family, watching movies, boating, and just being outdoors.

BYU opened more opportunities, job opportunities and career paths. 

1996 Staker, Sara
1996 Graduate Sara J. Skousen Staker

Sara J. Skousen Staker (AS ’79, BS ’84), FNP-c, APRN; Pleasant Creek Wellness Clinic, PLLC; Mount Pleasant, UT. Because her thesis dealt with woud care, Sara started a wound clinic at UVRMC in 1995. After marrying her husband and moving to Sanpete County in 1997 with their two girls, she started a wound care program for IHC’s Sanpete Valley Hospital and later Intermountain Home Health. She retired in 2012. Now she helps patients in her clinic while her children and husband (he is a teacher) are at school. Her NP practice has also benefited her family many ways with various health problems they have experienced. She keeps physically active as a hobby and has done a mini-triathlon even after having a total knee replacement in 2012.

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