Tag Archives: master’s alumni

2013

Diane W. Allred FNP; fmaily nurse practitioner track; Highland, UT.

Aaron S. Bennion; family nurse practitioner track; NP, North Bend Medical Center; Coos Bay, OR. Aaron was named Nurse Practitioner Student of the Year in 2012. He is married with three boys. He enjoys running, cycling and being outdoors with his family.

Amy B. Carlson FNP-C, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Take Care Health Systems; Chicago, IL.

I was fully prepared for my new role as a nurse practitioner from BYU’s program.

Kerri L. Erickson (BS ’90) FNP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; PRN provider, Intermountain Healthcare (North Temple Clinic), and OnSite Care clinics; Centerville, UT. Kerri’s master’s thesis was published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. She worked as a Pediatric RN for 21 years at Primary Children’s Medical Center while raising five children, before returning to BYU to obtain a Master’s Degree and work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves the fact that there are so many different areas and opportunities within the nursing field for learning and growth, but best of all she loves the fact that she can work part-time (PRN) while still being a full-time mom and enjoying a full family life. She loves sewing, swimming, going camping with her family, traveling with her husband, and supporting her kids in their many activities. She is grateful for the knowledge she has of the Plan of Salvation, for the Savior’s atoning sacrifice and the perspective that gives her as she works in the healthcare profession. Her favorite scripture quote is Moroni 10:5, “And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things.”

I feel very blessed to have received my nursing education at BYU. There is a unique atmosphere of love, support, camaraderie, and dedication to providing and obtaining a quality education. There is a common desire among students and faculty to develop individual talents and abilities in order to “go forth and serve.” BYU College of Nursing gave me the skill set, work ethic, and confidence to go forward in my quest for knowledge and to continue in my commitment to love and serve my fellowmen.

Amy P. Handley FNP-C; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Kim Houle; family nurse practitioner track; FNP-C, Provo Family Medicine, Revere Health; Lindon, UT.

Jennifer B. Jenkinson (BS ’91); family nurse practitioner track; Lindon, UT.

Allison Larkin (BS ’10) NP-C, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; NP, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA. Allison and her husband are living in Philadelphia while he completes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. They love walking to work/school together and are on a quest to find the best cheesesteak in the city!

My experience at BYU benefitted my career because I was able to learn how to be a healthcare provider while learning the Healer’s art. I learned how to care for my brothers and sisters on Earth with the Spirit as well as a stethoscope. At BYU, I was able to learn about our mortal bodies with an eternal perspective.

Lorin J. Leithead RN, FNP; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Santiam Hospital; Stayton, OR.

The faculty at BYU gave me the confidence to believe I could become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Alec Rimmasch NP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; medical director of occupational medicine, WorkPoint, a Service of Ashley Regional Medical Center; Vernal, UT.

The up-close and personal relationship I had with each of my professors helped me to dig deeper into my learning. I was able to learn a lot about myself as well as understand what matters most in my life.

2013 Robinson, Michael

2013 Graduate Michael S. Robinson

Michael S. Robinson NP-C, DNP-s; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, North Bend Medical Center; Coquille, OR. He enjoys traveling, reading, and anything outdoors with his family.

BYU provided the needed training to complete my national board certification as well as helping me learn the skills necessary to provide evidence-based care.

Eli G. Thornton CFNP; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Primary Health Urgent Care; Star, ID. Eli and his wife, Candace, have 4 wonderful children.

Anne Vincent; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Premier Family Medical (Urgent Care) and Timpanogos Hospital Employee Health Clinic; Pleasant Grove, UT.

I got an excellent education with a small group of students. I loved BYU!

Advertisements

2017

Alicia Anderson (BS ’08); family nurse practitioner track; RN, Infant Medical Surgical Unit, Primary Children’s Hospital; Pleasant Grove, UT. Alicia currently serves on the college’s alumni board and represents the College of Nursing to the university alumni committee.

Nicolette Broby CEN; family nurse practitioner track; charge and RN, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics; Salt Lake City, UT. Nicolette spent more than three years as a medical volunteer consultant for the Church, assisting area welfare managers around the world in efforts to improve emergency response plans. She received three significant awards for her service to healthcare: Outstanding Citizen Award from the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, May 2011; Outstanding Representative of Community Involvement from Arizona State University College of Nursing Staff, May 2006; and Employee of the Year from the University of Utah Emergency Department, December 2014.

Emily G. Dunn (BS ’09); family nurse practitioner track; Pleasant Grove, UT.

R. Scott Fletcher; family nurse practitioner track; orthopedic nurse; West Jordan, UT. He received his BSN from Utah Valley University and has worked for seven years at Intermountain Medical Center. He loves playing soccer.

Amanda Graves; family nurse practitioner track; RN, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics; Salt Lake City, UT.

Kacie Hadley (BS ’12) RN; family nurse practitioner track; Springville, UT.

Valynn C. Haslam; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC); Orem, UT. Valynn’s favorite scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” She is married with four children. She enjoys reading, music, camping, and spending time with her family.

Elizabeth Harding (BS ’02); family nurse practitioner track; RN, Intermountain Healthcare (IHC); Lehi, UT. Elizabeth enjoys being a mom to four beautiful girls.

Daniel Hill RN; family nurse practitioner track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Meridith Lind; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Intermountain Healthcare (IHC); American Fork, UT.

Sean Rasmussen; family nurse practitioner track; RN-BSN nurse liaison, Avalon Healthcare; South Jordan, UT. In his spare time, Sean is a die hard fisherman. He has been married for five years and is the father of three boys under the age of four.

BYU prepared me with real life practical approach in learning.

Becky Rasmuson (BS ’91) RN; family nurse practitioner track; River Heights, UT. Becky enjoys her family of two daughters and four sons.

Barrett Raymond NRP; family nurse practitioner track; hazmat and disaster planning lead, Intermountain Healthcare; paramedic with UT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT); Springville, UT. Barrett has served for nearly seven years as a medical specialist for the U.S. Army. He enjoys boating and doing outdoor activities with his four children.

As a 1st year student, I’ve been very excited to undertake this program at BYU. The faculty has all been very supportive and caring about our success here. While expectations are high and the requirements are challenging, the teachers show genuine love and compassion and are willing to help in any way.

Aubri Root (BS ’10); family nurse practitioner track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Cynthia Whiting; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Intermountain Healthcare; Highland, UT.

2016

Brannon Ayres; family nurse practitioner track; Orem, UT.

Sandi Burkinshaw; family nurse practitioner track; Central Utah Surgical Center; Saratoga Springs, UT. Sandi enjoys running in marathons and keeping up with her two children.

Jana Burningham; family nurse practitioner track; Genola, UT.

Julie Cope; family nurse practitioner track; Sacramento, CA. Julie was the recipient of the BYU Graduate Research Fellowship and the Elaine R. Dyer Research Grant in Spring 2015. After graduation she plans to pursue additional post-graduate study and care for underserved, vulnerable populations.

Sophia Galgiani (BS ’11); family nurse practitioner track; RN, Timpanogos Regional Hospital; Provo, UT.

Leslie Huggins; family nurse practitioner track; Lehi, UT.

Levi Kohler; family nurse practitioner track; Lehi, UT.

Nicole Lamoreaux CCRN; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC), Cardiovascular ICU; Orem, UT.

BYU’s Family Nurse Practitioner program is providing a high quality education and is effectively preparing me for my future career as an FNP.

Jeremy Ratliff; family nurse practitioner track; Spanish Fork, UT.

Sarah Roberts (BS ’11); family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Sarah Stocksdale (BS ’11); family nurse practitioner track; RN, Timpanogos Regional Hospital pediatrics; Orem, UT.

Chris Williams; family nurse practitioner; ER trauma nurse, Intermountain Medical Center (IMC); Saratoga Springs, UT. Chris was a hospital corpsman for the U.S. Navy for eight  years, and currently enjoys running, camping, hiking, fly fishing, and hunting.

Arwen York; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH); South Jordan, UT. Prior to starting the graduate program, Arwen was a CNA for four years, and worked as an RN for five years in adjult med/surg and pediatric nursing. She was the 2011 Utah Valley University College of Science and Health valedictorian. She and her husband, Garett, have been married six years and have two cats. Arwen enjoys reading and going on vacations to Disneyland with her husband. 

Maren Zaro; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Megan Zitting (BS ’09); family nurse practitioner track; RN, Timpanogos Regional Hospital; Provo, UT.

BYU has some of the greatest quality instructors I could ever imagine having! Not only are they so knowledgeable, but they go out of their way to help teach difficult concepts.

2015

Jennifer Bainum; family nurse practitioner track; RN, Primary Children’s Hospital; Lehi, UT.

Denver Brown; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Angela Chamberlain; family nurse practitioner track; Orem, UT.

Ryan Francis; family nurse practitioner track; Orthopedic Surgeon Group; Mapleton, UT. Ryan is married with a daughter.

Jennifer Garrick; family nurse practitioner track; Elk Ridge, UT.

Jared Madeo; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

Stephanie Miller FNP-C; family nurse practitioner track; Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology in Provo; Elk Ridge, UT. Stephanie is married with five children.

Max Mitchell; family nurse practitioner track; wound care/hyperbaric NP, UVRMC; Santaquin, UT. Max is married with four children.

Tia Peterson; family nurse practitioner track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Ann Rogerson FNP-C, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT.

BYU has an amazing program that provides a solid foundation from which to begin practice.

Jonathan Rohwer; family nurse practitioner track; Springville, UT.

Petr Ruda (BS ’09), FNP-c; family nurse practitioner track; Premier Family Medical in Lindon; Orem, UT. Petr volunteers at the Mountainlands Community Health Center and has worked at the Salt Lake VA Hospital as a registered nurse for six years.

Kelly Smith; family nurse practitioner track; Provo, UT. Kelly is married with a daughter.

Susie Sollis; family nurse practitioner track; Pleasant Grove, UT. Susie is married.

2014

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

BYU helped me to be a good provider.

View More: http://whitedandelionphotography.pass.us/jenkinsfamilycoloredits

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.

2012

Katrina Blacker (BS ’08); family nurse practitioner track; NP-C, Primary Children’s Hospital; Salt Lake City, UT.

Pui See Jenny Yeung Diehl (BS ’06), NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; former adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing; Philadelphia, PA. Jenny is married with two children.

Emily Dougall (BS ’05); family nurse practitioner track; NP-C, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center; Chesterfield, MI.

Deborah S. Durkee APRN; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, University of Utah Healthcare pediatrics; Salt Lake City, UT.

Gina Hjorth (BS ’07) NP-c, ARNP; family nurse practitioner track; healthcare manager, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Pullman, WA.

BYU supplied me with excellent knowledge, experience, and a desire to continue learning.

Sailita Lohani (BS ’08) APRN, FNP-C; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Family Health Care; Boise, ID. Sailita is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Idaho Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). She speaks three languages and enjoys tennis, running, music, yoga, meditation and exploring new places.

Rebecca Mackintosh FNP-C; family nurse practitioner track; certified wound care nurse; American Fork, UT. Rebecca is married with four children and 13 grandchildren. She loves to travel, especially to the northwestern coastal areas. She has so many interests that she will need to live until she is 143 years old to master them all.

The instructors were exceptionally supportive. The quality of the education at BYU was stellar. I truly appreciated the focus of BYU Nursing to weave together the spiritual and the clinical. I continue to pray for guidance as I serve my patients each day before I come to work. No other school could have given me the holistic approach as BYU did.

Sharla E. Morgan (BS ’05) FNP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Peak ENT and The Thyroid Institute of Utah; Provo, UT.

My education and experiences at BYU were life changing! It has brought me much joy to use the skills learned during my time at BYU to improve the lives of others.

Jann Pickens (BS ’01) FNP-c, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; emergency medicine NP, Valley Hospitals; Las Vegas, NV. Jann works in the ER and has really enjoyed being able to help the people who come through the doors and give them a relief from their pains and worries. Wshe enjoys even more than that though, is being a wife and mom to four wonderful children. She loves seeing them learn and grow and experience fun things each day. They love being outdoors, playing, working, and serving.

My experience at BYU helped prepare me for my career by giving me a solid foundation of medicine and what I needed to know to practice in any area I desired. As a result, I was able to get a job in the ER, where I see a vast array of patients and diseases.

Kris Riser; family nurse practitioner track; FNP-CUintah Basin Medical Center; Roosevelt, UT. Kris finished a post-masters certificate in July from Vanderbilt University. This degree will allow her to obtain a dual certification as an acute care NP.

I appreciated BYU’s small class sizes, excellent faculties and hands-on experience.

Laura Shellman RN, APRN; family nurse practitioner track; FNP-C, Gabert Clinic, Glendive Medical Center; Glendive, MT.

Sarah J. Slade (BS ’04); family nurse practitioner track; Gilbert, AZ.

Ann M. Webb (BS ’06); family nurse practitioner track; NP-C, Health Rejuvenation Institute; Midvale, UT.

Dan Wood; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Northern Rockies Rural Health Clinic; Cut Bank, MT. Dan and his wife, Adrianne, have four daughters. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting and being outdoors in his spare time.

Christina Yazzie NP-c; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Integrative Medical Associates; Orem, UT. Christina and her husband have four boys. She is an avid cyclist and competes in triathlons.

2011

Steven Barlow FNP; family nurse practitioner track; Grand Forks, ND.

Callene Bobo (AS ’76, BS ’87) APRN, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE; family nurse practitioner track; FNP and Director of Diabetes Services, Mountain View Hospital; Payson, UT. Callene is also a Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management and Certified Diabetes Educator.

It helped me tons to do what I wanted and needed to do to help people control their diabetes.

Joan M. Collett (BS ’98) FNP-c, AOCNP; family nurse practitioner track; oncology NP; Huntsman Cancer Institute; Lehi, UT. Joan has received AOCNP certification. She tries to live each day by the following statement by Mother Teresa: “Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t give only your care, but give your heart as well.”

BYU provided the foundation for everything I have continued to learn as I have practiced in my field. Because of my experiences and education at BYU, I have to confidence to continue lifelong learning.

Elizabeth Daniels; family nurse practitioner track; Salem, UT.

Virginia C. Giles; family nurse practitioner track; Heber City, UT.

Todd Hamblin; family nurse practitioner track; NP, medical oncology and hematology; Provo, UT. Todd is an avid cyclist with an awesome family. He just received Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner certification.

It was a great program and has benefited me a great deal even though I’m not in family practice.

Canessa Craigo Leeflang NP-C, FNP; family nurse practitioner track; Orem, UT. Canessa has a wonderful, hard-working husband and two beautiful, healthy, rambunctious children. When she’s not chasing after children or working at a pediatric office, she dreams about house projects and then convinces her hubby to do them on the weekends.

The career I have is because of my time and experience at BYU. Not only did I obtain my Master’s Degree and learn the “healer’s art” but many friends, mentors, job experiences and how I even mother my own children was cultivated through my nursing career and education at BYU.

Nathan Littlefield NP-C; family nurse practitioner track; orthopedic NP, Orthopedic Specialty Hospital; Draper, UT. Nathan has been married for 10 years and has three kids. His hobbies include running, anything outdoors and spending time with the family.

Carol M. Loucks; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Intermountain Healthcare; Provo, UT.

Craig Nuttall FNP-C; family nurse practitioner track; assistant teaching professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Provo, UT. Craig is the Education Chair for the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association (UNPA) Board of Directors. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Bob Ralston FNP; family nurse practitioner track; NP, Intermountain Employee Clinic; Murray, UT.

Ryan J. Rasmussen; family nurse practitioner track; assistant teaching professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Springville, UT. Ryan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the Utah Nurse Practitioner Association (UNPA). He received the Outstanding Mentor award from BYU in 2014. He is married to RN Laurie Trapnell (BS ’90); they enjoy five children–three girls and two boys. 

Scott K. Summers; family nurse practitioner track; FNP, Revere Health otolaryngology head and neck surgery; Lehi, UT. Scott is also an adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing. He is married with three kids. He enjoys trail running and mountaineering.

BYU gave me a great educational foundation and wonderful colleagues and friends who I talk with frequently. I’m grateful for those relationships.