The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the BYU College of Nursing master’s degree program. To celebrate this milestone, the college asked its 456 graduate alumni to share their career successes and life accomplishments—which are compiled on the following pages, organized by grad year.
The college decided to call the collected data a register for two significant reasons. First, as a noun, the word register describes a list “in which records of acts, events, names, etc., are kept” (Dictionary.com). The alumni volunteered varying amounts of information to highlight their honors, awards, positions, and degrees. When considered individually they may not have much significance, but collectively they link people, organizations, and accomplishments.
Second, as a verb, register means “to have some effect.” At a higher level of review, this material can connect several graduating classes to each other; it also shows how alumni have made a difference and have impacted the nursing community locally and nationally. Many graduates have gone on to earn advanced degrees, some teach college nursing courses, and others raise families or serve in other leadership roles.