1998

Jarrod C. Bagley (BS ’94); family nurse practitioner track; NP, Pioneer Comprehensive Medical; Draper, UT

Todd L. Chidester: family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Utah Valley Pediatrics; Cedar Hills, UT. Todd loves spending time with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys travelling, woodworking, cycling and BYU football.

Don C. Christensen; family nurse practitioner track; Layton, UT.

Jennifer M. Clifton DNP, FNPBC, CNE; family nurse practitioner track; clinical director and assistant professor, University of Utah College of Nursing; Park City, UT. Jennifer received her DNP from the University of Utah in 2010. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, National League of Nursing (NLN), and Utah Nurse Practitioners Association (UNPA). She received the State Award for Excellence as an educator from UNPA in 2012; the Excellence in Clinical Practice from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in 2013; and the Alumni Legacy Leader Award from Indiana University in 2014.

Sharon Dingman DNP, RN; nursing administration track; founder and president, The Caring Model; Ogden, UT. Sharon is recognized as a leader in nurse caring and compassion both nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Nursing Education Peer Committee of the Utah Board of Nursing. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is the director at large for the Utah Nurses Association (UNA).

Angie S. Downward (BS ’90); family nurse practitioner track; FNP and manager, Reproductive Care Center, and Allen Chiropractic; Sandy, UT. Angie has four children and enjoys gardening and traveling. She has worked with infertility patients for 15 years. Last year she began a new adventure and attended massage school, completing her LMT. She works at Allen Chiropractic assisting with nutritional supplements. She will soon be completing acupuncture certification and looks forward to going to Thailand for further training in Thai massage.

My BYU experience was valuable. BYU has such a wonderful balance of theory, science and spirituality.

Shirley B. Ellsworth (BS ’94); familly nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Michael F. Gibson CNP; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Utah Valley Pediatrics; Pleasant Grove, UT. Michael is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNP) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He enjoys skiing, camping, and being with his family.

Carmen S. Gwin; family nurse practitioner track; Eagle, ID.

Susan G. Jero (AS ’75, BS ’79); nursing administration track; Herriman, UT.

Pamela E. Merkley; family nurse practitioner track; Layton, UT.

Sibyl Faye Beecher Noble (BS ’64); nursing administration track; office manager, ophthalmic practice; Provo, UT. Sibyl completed a combined master’s degree in nursing administration and business administration (offered for a brief time through BYU’s College of Nursing and Marriott School). She has lectured at Utah State Ophthalmic meetings and participated nationally for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She was invited into the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who for executives and professionals with recognition of many years of service. She trained in Russia to assist in radial keratotomy surgery and pioneered it in America by teaching, training and demonstrating for others. She has worked in nursing in Texas, Boston, Massachusetts and Utah and has always felt her training and experience was superior to others she worked with. One of the highlights of her career was a private duty nurse to President David O. McKay for two years. She cherishes those memories. She enjoys working with potential medical doctors as they have worked as technicians over the years in her office. They have always had shadowers from BYU pre-med programs. Sibyl and her husband, the ophthalmologist she works for, have 5 children and 8 grandchildren which she hopes to be able to spend more time with after semi-retiring in the next few months. 

Going back for the master’s programs at BYU was one of the best decisions I could have made. I have been able to contribute on a national level in many areas and consulted for other practices because of this education. Business and nursing administration work well together and it gave me skills in each area that benefited both aspects of my work and profession.

Shelly W. Parkin RN; nursing administration track; nurse case manager, Service Advocates; West Jordan, UT. Shelly is also an adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing.

Brand P. Reynolds (BS ’94); family nurse practitioner track; FNP-C, Advanced Practice Medical Clinic; Tooele, UT.

Linda L. Wolf; Sandy, UT.

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