Allie B. Blazzard (BS ’02); NP, Riverside Medical Arts; St. George, UT. Allie is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the Society of Aesthetic Injectors and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Her husband is the business manager at Riverside Medical Arts. They have four children, two boys and two girls. In her free time, Allie enjoys boating, exercising, learning and spending time with her friends and family.

Paula S. Chytraus; family nurse practitioner track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Gretchen Snyder Fors (BS ’01) RN, NP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; former adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing Stevensville, MI. Gretchen is married to fellow BYU Eric Fors (MBA ’11); they have three girls and twin boys. Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family in the summers on beaches of Lake Michigan, supporting her children in their extracurricular activities and spending time with extended family. She also enjoys serving in the community and at church.

BYU gave me a broad foundation that has helped me in my career that has included everything from being a stay at home mom to children with hearing loss and other needs to working in OB/GYN, cancer treatment, surgery, family practice, student health, and nursing faculty.

Amanda Gloria Baker Lewis (BS ’01) NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Peak ENT; Kaysville, UT.

The classes were small and I got individualized attention.

Larissa Larsen (BS ’01) FNP-C, APRN; NP, Walgreens Healthcare Clinic; Kingwood, TX. Larissa and her husband have enjoyed raising our family in the Dallas and Houston areas. Being a mom of four is her full-time job and being a NP is her part-time gig. Although pediatric private practice had always been her favorite area to work in, she enjoys the flexibility of her current PRN position. She’s grateful that she can spend most days with her kids but can still work a little too. Her new passion is running. Three years ago she hated running so much she never dreamed she’d ever run a marathon; now she’s hooked and completed her first marathon this year.

The knowledge and foundation I gained, the wisdom of professors and mentors, and the friendships and support from wonderful classmates have always stayed with me in every place I’ve worked.

Brandon Dee Park; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Utah Orthopedics; Pleasant View, UT. His family enjoys the outdoors, friends and good food.

BYU’s great learning atmosphere with dedicated faculty and staff allowed me to excel while learning the skills needed to become a great NP.

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