College of Nursing Brigham Young University

College of Nursing Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Brigham Young University's Nursing Program Educates Family Nurse Practitioners Who Combine Secular and Spiritual Knowledge

The Brigham Young College of Nursing located in Provo, Utah is a community of scholars engaged in the promotion of health and healing. The mission of BYU is to develop professional nurses who promote health, care for the suffering, engage in the scholarship of the discipline, invite the Spirit into health and healing and leads with faith and integrity.

The College of Nursing offers a generic Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program that leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. The program is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the program are highly sought after, with a high employment rate and a long tradition of a high pass rate on the certification examination.

Family nurse practitioners emphasize primary care health promotion disease prevention and management of common, chronic, and acute conditions across the life span. BYU's Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses as family nurse practitioners. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to translate research into practice and use evidence based practice methods and information systems/technology to ensure quality of care and safety for patient. In addition students are prepared to care for families and individuals with common, chronic and complex conditions in a variety of settings and across the life span. Also students are able to assume leadership roles in collaborating with other health care professions in planning and ensuring optimal health care.

Outstanding clinical experiences are provided for students in a variety of primary care settings. Students are required to have a car for travel for clinical experiences. The faculty in the graduate program are exceptionally well prepared and include practitioners with doctoral and master's preparation in the areas they teach. In addition, adjunct clinical faculty members in clinical areas also work with students to provide knowledge and clinical supervision.

BYU College of Nursing Provides Facilities that Support Students in Their Educational Experience

Brigham Young provides supportive facilities and services for graduate students. Research at Brigham Young is supported by a dedicated research center, equipped with modern computer stations with statistical software. Graduate students can easily enhance their research skills with quantitative data analyses and qualitative data management. The software can also produce graphics, making the research center an important place to prepare scholarly presentations.

In addition to the main research center, the Nursing Learning Center (NLC) is located in the same building on the first floor. The NLC provides College of Nursing students with a reference desk, numerous nursing instructional programs, and other resources. It has fully equipped examination rooms that allow students to develop their assessment skills. Also the NLC is equipped with models and high fidelity simulation which allow for students to have real life experiences. In addition the use of standardized patients are used.

Students have access to outstanding library facilities. The College houses a medical librarian who works with students in helping them to develop skills in accessing and appraising the best evidence in their clinical decision making.

A study area designed specifically for graduate students is provided. This area has computer stations and allows for students to meet together and share ideas.

Brigham Young University's Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Provides Specialized Training

A post-master's family nurse practitioner degree is available for those who have already received a master's degree in nursing. The post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program (FNP-CP) prepares nurses in advanced practice as a family nurse practitioner.

The post-graduate program takes six semesters of full-time study Graduates of the program will be eligible to take Certification Examinations for Family Nurse Practitioners.

Location & Contact

College of Nursing

Brigham Young University

500 SWKT
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Dr. Patricia Ravert


Phone: 801-422-1167
Fax: 801-422-0536

Mrs. Lynette Jakins

Graduate Secretary

Phone: 801-422-4142
Fax: 801-422-0538

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 12
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


31% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 48
    • Accepted 15
    • Acceptance Rate 31
    • Enrolled 15
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, interview, BS in nursing, and pathophysiology class within undergraduate program, course work in basic statistics
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS recommended

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian97%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty11
    • Full-time Percentage91%
    • Part-time Percentage9%
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCritical care issues, end of life, childhood immunizations, children with diabetes, global health
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,592