2008

Sara J. Arrington; family nurse practitioner track; FNP-C, Legacy Point Family Medicine; West Point, UT. Sara is married with two boys, Asher (6) and Crew (3), who keep her busy. They enjoy camping and riding ATVs.

At BYU, in addition to the medical training I received, I was also taught to practice medicine through the guidance of the Holy Ghost and to use “the still small voice” to benefit my patients.

Jenaca W. Beagley (BS ’01) FNP; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Center for Change; Midway, UT. Jenaca spends most of her time with her family. She has two daughtes, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Both of them are very excited to be big sisters to a baby brother in October. They love going for walks, reading books, singing and dancing.

Graduating from BYU with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees introduced me to many of my best friends and colleagues. I have been given opportunities to work in several different practice settings because of these special connections. Finding jobs to to both provide needed clinical hours for licence and be home with family has been a great blessing.

Jedediah S. Briscoe; nfamily nurse practitioner track; NP, Promise Hospital of Salt Lake; Clinton, UT.

Brian L. Christensen (BS ’02) FNP, CDE; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Utah Valley Diabetes Management Clinic; Springville, UT. Brian received the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) of the Year award in 2006.

Karsen Delgado; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Body Balanced Care; Eagle Mountain, UT. Karsen is a member of Utah Nurse Practitioners Association (UNPA).

Lindsay A. Dickinson; family nurse practitioner track; Seattle, WA.

Jinil K. Harvey (BS ’02) APRN; family nurse practitioner track; FNP-BC, Peak ENT; Provo, UT.

Crystal J. Huffaker (BS ’05); family nurse practitioner track; Twin Falls, ID.

Wes Larsen; family nurse practitioner track; NP; Utah Surgical Associates, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC); Springville, UT.

Sarah S. Leeper; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Ideal Image; Orem, UT.

Tavia W. Mathers (BS ’00); family nurse practitioner track; FNP-BC, Utah Surgical Associates; American Fork, UT. Most of Tavia’s experiences have been in general surgery and cardiology. The heart continues to fascinate her and she cherishes her time working in electrophysiology. She continues to work full-time and enjoys assisting in general surgery and helping patients with weight loss. She has been blessed with a loving husband and three beautiful children. She enjoys connecting with nature by camping, hiking, running, biking, fishing, and exploring new places. Her favorite quote is “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

BYU was open to holistic medicine and the combination of homeopathic and traditional treatments. Because of that, I continue to search for that balance whether I am in cardiology, surgery, internal medicine, church or my divine calling of motherhood. BYU offered great scholarships that, combined with employer tuition reimbursement, made my out-of-pocket expenses very minimal for a life-changing degree. BYU inspired lifelong learning and service which I continue to do through humanitarian work. I will always value the friends I made while studying at BYU.

Camera Mbuga; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Mesa Family Practice; nursing instructor, San Juan College; Farmington, NM. In her free time Camera enjoys running, cycling, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Krista Wilson Nielsen (BS ’04) NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; stay-at-home Mom and volunteer NP; Mesa, AZ. Krista worked part-time in urgent care for a few years. She now has four wonderful children that she dedicates herself to full-time.

As soon as I was done with school, I had multiple job opportunities. I loved the associations I made at BYU, as well as the spiritually-uplifting environment.

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