New group of FNP students begins program

With spring term starting this week, the BYU College of Nursing welcomed 14 new graduate students into its family nurse practitioner program. Despite the group’s differences, each showed during an opening introduction session that they were more alike, with outdoor interests ranging from mountain biking, swimming, and snow skiing.

Among the master students were five nursing alumni: Jasmine Burson (BS ’13), Kalene Mears Ethington (BS ’15), Millie Carter Harper (BS ’03), Virginia Faber Jefferies (BS ’02), and Casey Kochevar Neeley (BS ’12).

A couple of other interesting facts. There are four men, one with a military background. One of the females teaches dance lessons and will have a show at the Dejong Concert Hall next weekend, and another just completed a half-ironman competition with her mother.

All have great nursing experiences in the operating room, emergency department, med/surge, or shock trauma units and are looking forward to learning advanced nursing skills during the next two years.

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