Expect more than food at Night of Nursing Events

For many alumni and friends of the College of Nursing, not knowing what to expect at the 2nd annual Night of Nursing event may keep them from attending. Fear not; while each volunteer alumni host may conduct something different, most locations will offer this type of an evening on Thursday March 12 (for Las Vegas and San Diego areas the 13th):

  • Singing of the College Hymn—The BYU College of Nursing adopted Hymn 220, ‘Lord, I will Follow Thee,’ over 22 years ago as the third verse references…”I will learn the Healer’s art.” Some may not know that Susan Evans McCloud, the author of the hymn, wrote two additional verses for the college’s 50th anniversary (in 2002). Those at a Night of Nursing event can j20150312_092250_resizedoin together in singing these beautiful stanzas that focus on hope, strength, and serving those in need.
  • Watching a DVD tour of the Mary Jane Rawlinson Geertsen Nursing Learning Center—As you may know, the simulation lab was expanded and remodeled last summer. The new facility is amazing and features sophisticated resources that enhance the nursing student learning experience. The brief DVD message features some of the unique aspects offered in the basement of the Spencer W. Kimball Tower. As part of the video, Night of Nursing participants can play our version of an i-spy bingo game to find hidden objects in the tour.
  • Receiving a program update from Dean Patricia Ravert—The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University has experienced some growth and changes, even from last year’s update. Dr. Ravert identifies ten items of interest to alumni in a message prepared for each Night of Nursing host to read, including details on the Women’s Conference alumni board-sponsored luncheon, as well as the 40th anniversary of the college’s graduate degree.
  • Winning door prizes—Many opportunities to receive college-branded promotional items are available at a Night of Nursing event. Each location received a fleece sweatshirt, wooden picture frame, and things with the college logo like post-it notes, lip balm, and sun screen. Whether you are considered lucky or not and win a prize, all evening participants will receive a media stand as a free gift. This product can be used to hold your cell phone while on your desk, cradle a tablet/iPad for hands-free viewing, or to store business cards.
  • Eating, socializing, reminiscing, and having fun—You must expect food and the ability to visit with alumni and friends of the college while at these types of events. The purpose of the activity is to network and learn of individuals living near you, as a means for career support, professional advice, or just friendship.

2015 Night of Nursing Locations

  1. BYU Campus—Room 490 of Kimball Tower; 7pm
  1. Orem—2095 South 180 East; 7pm (host Sheri Palmer: 801-669-3932)
  1. Sandy—3859 Little Cottonwood Lane; 7pm (host Karen Lundberg: 801-518-5255)
  1. Salt Lake City—673 New Bonneville Place; 7pm (host Kathy Thatcher: 801-750-2444)
  1. North Salt Lake—1195 Sunflower Circle; 7pm (host Jennifer Hammond: 801-643-8399)
  1. Farmington—1715 Canyon Circle; 7:30pm (host Linda Mabey: 801-309-6349)
  1. Sacramento—943 Eucalyptus Street, Davis CA; 7pm. Attendees must park on street and walk down private drive (host Susan Hawkins: 530-219-1955)
  1. Orange County—67 New Dawn, Irvine CA; 7pm (host Elizabeth McCombs: 714-235-0046)
  1. San Diego—230 Joannie Way, Vista CA; Friday March 13, 7pm (host Robin Thomas: 760-522-9811)
  1. Phoenix—8335 West Dreyfus Drive, Peoria AZ; 7pm (host Cassidy Merrell: maestro1042@yahoo.com)
  1. Mesa—542 West Scott Avenue, Gilbert AZ; 7pm (host Elizabeth Oborn: 602-921-2684)
  1. Gilbert—1430 East Boston Street, Gilbert AZ; 7pm (host Emily Streeter: 480-694-8449)
  1. Las Vegas—6601 West Twain Avenue, Las Vegas NV; (Las Vegas Spring Mountain Stake Center); Friday March 13, 6 pm (host Tracey Long: 702-301-9560)
  1. Boise—13267 West Foliage Court; 7pm (host Tammy Rampton: 208-954-4937)
  1. Denver—9851 Westbury Way, Littleton CO; 7pm (host Nancy Gibbs: 720-236-9316)
  1. Charlotte—675 Wisteria Walk Way, Fort Mill SC; 7pm (host Beth Vanderwalker: 803-547-8999)
  1. Minneapolis—2259 Oregon Court, St. Louis Park MN; 7:30pm (host Diane Gold: 952-546-3473)
  1. Houston—26 Melville Glen Place, The Woodlands TX; 7pm (host Kristen Delang: 408-205-4028)

Published by BYU Nursing

Guided by the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exemplify the Healer’s art by: leading with faith and integrity; advancing the science of nursing and healthcare; promoting health and wellness; alleviating suffering; and serving individuals, families, and communities. The mission of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University is to learn the Healer’s art and go forth to serve.

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