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Clinical Services Through Faculty Practices

Academic Clinicians: Our Impact

The University of Utah College of Nursing has a robust and growing faculty practice. Faculty Practice and practice sites are essential to the college's academic, clinical, and research missions.

Faculty Practice has four primary areas of healthcare: 

  • Women's Health
  • Adolescent and Family Care
  • Grief Through Loss
  • Behavioral Health

These four arenas of care provide practice sites for 49 CON faculty to engage in clinical practice and provide excellent sites for our students to gain knowledge. Faculty Practice employs 24 registered nurses in both clinical and clinical leader roles and a team of five administrative staff.

Behavioral Health Services

The clinical behavioral health services offered by the College of Nursing provide counseling for individuals, families and groups. The psychotherapy is evidence-based and is conducted in a sensitive and confidential manner.

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BirthCare HealthCare

BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC) Midwifery and Women’s Health Faculty Practice provides obstetric, gynecologic, primary care, and mental health services for women across the lifespan. Our faculty practice group helps meet the needs of women throughout Utah while providing clinical practice opportunities for faculty and students. With eight outpatient locations, BCHC provided 13,000 outpatient visits and 614 births in 2020.

BirthCare HealthCare Anti-Racism Statement

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Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program

Caring Connections is a bereavement care program sponsored by the University of Utah College of Nursing. Our service mission includes care of grieving persons, education of health care students in the care of the bereaved and research in loss and grief.  We offer a variety of grief support groups through out the years that help individuals cope with different kinds of loss.  

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Primary Care

Primary Care offers a variety of health services through 11 practice sites along the Wasatch front and back:

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Meet the Associate Dean

Leissa Roberts, DNP, CNM Associate Dean of Faculty Practice

Contact Us

Donnie Benson
Executive Assistant to Associate Dean of Faculty Practice
(801) 585-6835
donnie.benson@nurs.utah.edu