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Driving Curriculum Development

Nursing student Maryn Behling starts BYU Health Science course.

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Learning the Healer’s Art

Thanks to my education at BYU, I realized that I want to be an advocate for those I care for.

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Aiding One in Need

Recent nursing graduate Shawen Bueckers registered to be a bone marrow donor. Two years later she got an unexpected call that she was a match for a one-year-old. 

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Embracing Those in Need of Comfort

Shawen Bueckers, an April 2022 nursing graduate from Spokane, Washington, and her husband, Mathew, both worked part-time jobs to support their BYU educations. Buecker’s college scholarship gave her additional financial help that she deeply appreciated.

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Caring with Music

Sarah remembers the enchanting feeling while visiting a critically ill family friend as a child. “A hospice worker came with a harp and played soothing music while my dear friend lay in bed dying.

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Promptings and Invitations Drew Her to BYU

Mary Williams’s love for BYU and its students grew from her experiences as a student, professor, and administrator in the College of Nursing.

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Aiding in the Fight of a Lifetime

Nursing student Annie Welton and Davin Lyman, also a BYU student, had only been engaged for two weeks when doctors confirmed that Davin had thyroid cancer.

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Out of Paradise Ashes, Nursing Student Shines at BYU

Camie Mendon’s father operated a plant nursery near Paradise, California, a town that, in practical terms, no longer exists. The business was destroyed - along with most of the town - in the devastating Camp Fire of 2018.

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BYU Gave Me a Chance

June Leifson says that her career goal of becoming a nurse was the result of more than a score of operations that introduced her to the field of medicine in a personal way.

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Striking a Balance Creates Joy - and Opportunity

Balancing nursing with tennis and her other love, music, has been a challenge, but one that has blessed Electra Cochran—and others in turn.

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All the Good We Will Do

BYU scholarships make it possible for Katelyn Woolley to focus on her passion for becoming a better teacher.

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Scholarship Helps Bryn Nelson “Learn the Healer’s Art”

Bryn Nelson always wanted to be a nurse. When her father died in a tragic accident her career goal took on a whole new dimension.

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Balancing and Stretching

Rachael Langston is studying to be a nurse as a mother of three who returned to school to finish her degree. She is grateful for the financial aid she has received through the BYU Alumni Association.

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“Mini Stroke” Led Student to Nursing

College of Nursing graduate Megan Parr was born with a hole between the top two chambers of her heart, disrupting the flow of blood to her body. This difficulty led her to a career in nursing.

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Encouraging Activity on the Front Lines

BYU student Kielee Wiser conducted research mentored by Professor Neil Peterson on the motivation provided by fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch.

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Research Helps Reduce Falls, Lifts Nursing Student

Recent graduate Megan Parrr works as a nurse in the emergency room at Utah Valley Hospital. She had opportunities to conduct research as a nursing student. “Being involved in research really enhanced the broad spectrum of my education and helped me realize the importance of an evidence-based practice and how it helps create safety,” she says.

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Pregnancy and Baby Care? There’s an App for That - Now

Most first-time mothers aren't up on all the medical jargon, but thanks to a new app developed by BYU undergrads, they don't need to be.

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Code Blue

It’s one thing to face a life-or-death situation in the classroom with a dummy; it’s something else to be in there in a hospital room with a real patient.

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Longing to Bless

Caring for an ailing sister shaped Celeste Wouden’s desire to learn the healer’s art.