2014

Cami Allred FNP; family nurse practitioner track; volunteer, Volunteer Care Clinic; Provo, UT.

BYU helped me to be a good provider.

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2014 Graduate Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins APRN, NP-c; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Farmington, UT.

Kathryn C. Morrill (BS ’95); family nurse practitioner track; Springville, UT.

Leslie C. Nakaya FNP-c; family nurse practitioner track; The Heart and Lung Institute of Utah; Bountiful, UT. Leslie is in the middle of raising 4 boys, the oldest of which is preparing for a mission soon. Last year, her family traveled the world for four months. Besides spending time with family, she enjoys reading, tinkering in the yard, and road biking. She has ridden in a century ride for four of the last five years.

A degree from BYU takes on added depth when considering the “Healer’s Art” with the ultimate Healer in mind. Having attended other colleges/universities, I appreciate this perspective so much more and it blesses me in my approach to patient care.

Rosanne J. Oliver (AS ’77, BS ’79) NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; Revere Health endocrinology; Orem, UT. Rosanne’s favorite quote is: “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”—Nelson Mandela.

The wonderful instruction I received at BYU provided the perfect foundation to build my current practice. Not only the medical training, but the instruction regarding the “nuts and bolts” of a practice were invaluable.

Chad W. Padovich; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Umpqua Community Health Clinic; Roseburg, OR.

Derrick Pickering APRN, NP-c; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Utah Valley University Student Health Center, Premier Family Medical Urgent Care; Provo, UT.

Clinical rotations in the BYU Nursing Master’s program put me in contact with key practitioners in the community that has led to my employment and continues to bless my life.

Christine K. Platt; NP-C, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Parkinson Dermatology; Provo, UT. Christine and her husband have three sons.

Cori P. Reynolds (BS ’97); family nurse practitioner track; FNP, OnSite Care; South Jordan, UT. Cori is married with four daughters.

Michelle Lee Smith; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Step Maintain Medical and Primary Children’s Hospital; Highland, UT. Michelle is the mother of 5 children. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking and, traveling. Completing her FNP has given her the opportunity to continue to work but also be home more.

My experience at BYU reminded me of why I chose nursing as a career. It is the opportunity to serve mankind each day. The friendships I built will also be lifelong.

Kim E. Thompson (BS ’91) FNP-C, ARNP; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Orlando Internal Medicine at Central Florida Behavioral Hospital; Orlando, FL. Kim presented her thesis June 21, 2014 at the AANP National Conference in Nashville, TN.

My final 250 hours of NP clinical work were at the Salt Lake VAMC where I worked with two physicians and an ARNP caring for Veterans in both the Blue Clinic (Primary Care) and the SMI-PACT Clinic (Severely Mentally Ill). My experience there gave me confidence and a desire to work with people with PTSD, Depression, and other mental illnesses. I enjoy practicing the Healer’s Art in a Behavioral Hospital setting.

Kristin Van Tassell (BS ’05); family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Hillside Medical Clinic; Spanish Fork, UT.

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