Ravert’s Third Year Review: New Team of Professors

Professors (from left to right) Lyman, Thomas, Peterson, and McEwan

As we review the dean’s third-year accomplishments this week, we will look at the four new highly-qualified professors Dean Ravert brought to the College of Nursing for the 2014-2015 academic year: Dr. Bret Lyman, Michael Thomas, Dr. Neil Peterson, and Kevin McEwan.

Bret Lyman PhD, RN, CNE, teaches an ethics course and mentors capstone students. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, focusing on nursing education and leadership in higher education.

Michael Thomas MS, NP-P, APRN, ANCC, currently teaches communication for nurses and psych/mental health nursing courses. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Utah as a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner.

Neil Peterson (BS ’07) PhD, APRN, ACNP-C, teaches a clinical practicum for acute and chronic illness in adults as well as a course on scholarly inquiry in nursing. He received his master’s as a family nurse practitioner, and post-masters certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner from the University of Virginia. He also completed his Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Virginia.

Kevin McEwan MSN, RN, NEA-BC, currently teaches courses focusing on gerontology nursing and caring for older adults. He also mentors capstone students. He received his master’s in nursing administration from the University of Phoenix.

These new professors demonstrate the caliber of individuals that make up the College of Nursing. It also shows the efforts Dean Ravert has put into making the college a leader in nursing education through the impressive individuals she recruits for the college.

While our focus was on last year, however, during her tenure as dean she has also hired Lacey Eden, Stacie Hunsaker, Craig Nuttall, Ryan Rasmussen, Gaye Ray, Dr. Karen Whitt, and Blaine Winters. Review past issues of our college magazine for brief bios on all of these great faculty members.

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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