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BYU's Patricia Ravert named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Patricia Ravert, associate dean of the Brigham Young University College of Nursing, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization’s 38th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C., for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession.

Standing out in a field with millions of practitioners, she now ranks among an elect 1,500 Academy Fellows that are considered leaders in nursing education, administration, research and practice.

“It’s a great honor,” Ravert said. “Professionally, the fellowship exposes you, and I am glad for the opportunity to interface with forerunners of the nursing profession.”

Ravert has been instrumental in advancing patient simulation as an educational method and has created number of courses for nurse educators at the online Simulation Innovation Resource Center. She is a research advisor on the board of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning.

Her eminence in the field has led her to consult at more than 30 different schools throughout the United States and Canada.

Ravert completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at BYU as valedictorian in 1975 and then began a professional career with Intermountain Health Care. She returned to BYU in the mid-1990s to obtain her master’s degree in nursing administration and went on to complete a doctorate from the University of Utah in 2004.

She joined the BYU faculty in 1999 and is an associate professor, associate dean and coordinator of the Nursing and Learning Center and Clinical Simulation Laboratory.

“Patricia is a dedicated, marvelous nurse educator,” said nominating colleague BYU College of Nursing Dean Beth Cole. “In her career she has demonstrated that she aims well beyond the mark, and she is changing the face of nursing education because of it.”

Established in 1952, the BYU College of Nursing is committed to developing well-qualified nurses who will lead the profession with faith and integrity; promoting health, providing quality care, and engaging in field-advancing scholarship, with an emphasis on learning and practicing the Healer’s Art.

Trained with a unique blend of art, science and technology, BYU student nurses gain experience in real-life scenarios through high-fidelity adult, pediatric and birthing simulators on campus, as well as clinical practice locally and abroad.

Fully accredited, the college offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and boasts a student body of more than 400 of the most academically qualified learners in the country. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, including 36 states and 10 foreign countries.

For more information, contact Rose Ann Jarrett at (801) 422-4143, roseann_jarrett@byu.edu.

Writer: Rose Ann Jarrett

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