CON Alumni Nancy Pulsipher started her BYU education in 1966 as a pre-med student. She then changed her major to French and minor to Spanish. After completing most of the requirements for this major, she became puzzled on what to do for a career. She took two years from school to think about her future, coming back with the intent of becoming a nurse. She knew this is what she wanted to do after working briefly as a CNA in a skilled nursing facility.
She graduated from the nursing and ADN programs in 1975. After graduation, she worked in extended care before going to Primary Children’s Medical Center in November 1976. While there, she worked in mostly in the infant unit and the NICU. She was a staff nurse, charge nurse and then nurse manager in the NICU until 1993. She then became nurse manager of the newly formed float pool until 1997, returning to the NICU until her retirement in August 2004.
After retiring from PCMC, Pulsipher took a faculty position at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Clinical), where she teaches pediatrics among other things.
She got her BSN from the University of Utah in 1981 and her Master’s degree, with a focus on nursing administration, in 1994. She plans to teach until full retirement.
Outside interests include various callings as Primary pianist and now ward organist, with occasional stops to teach a class or serve as a counselor in the Primary presidency. She is single, but has a large family for support who like to present her with health related questions or problems when they arise.