Skyler Hancock, FNP

I grew up in Utah where I’ve lived my whole life. Utah offers me a place to enjoy my hobbies, which consist of skiing the Cottonwoods in the winter and exploring the state in the summer. I often venture out of the state in search of a tropical beach when possible. I am also a huge tennis fan and enjoy hitting yellow fuzzy balls.

I attended Salem Hill High School followed by undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University. I started college with a passion for education and helping people. While working on my minor in Spanish, I stumbled upon the nursing program. Science had never really been an interest before; nevertheless, I needed a major, so I dove straight in. I enjoyed the classes immediately and felt like this was something I wanted to pursue.

I got my dream job right out of school as a registered nurse at Utah Valley Emergency Department in Provo. I worked there for six years, where I became a member of the trauma team, charge nurse, and house supervisor. After an incident in Lake Powell, where I got to put 14 staples in my friend’s head after a wakeboarding accident, I decided I wanted to further my education and become a nurse practitioner where I could expand on my skills and become a provider.

I was accepted into Frontier Nursing University and found John Neilson who became my preceptor. After finishing my training, the stars aligned for me to be offered a full-time position here at Jordan Meadows Medical Center. I am currently finishing up my doctorate degree in nursing, which I’m looking forward to so I can return to my Utah-based hobbies.

I have enjoyed caring for the people of Salt Lake County and helping them achieve a healthier way of life. My passion is preventative medicine with an emphasis on an evidence-based practice of medicine aimed towards achieving a lasting, healthier outcome. Seeing patients get better and live healthier lives is what keeps my passion for medicine alive. I also find it a joy to treat pediatric patients, so bring them by as well. I look forward to being a member of your healthcare team.