Nicole grew up in Mason City, IA. and attended the University of Iowa for her bachelor's of science in nursing. She began her career in nursing at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. in the pediatric intensive care unit where she worked as a staff nurse and preceptor.
She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing with a master's degree in Pediatric Acute Care as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2006. Her prior NP experience has been in cardiac intensive care at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, in pediatric intensive care at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and most recently in the Congenital Heart Surgical Unit at Medical City Children's Hospital. She is certified in pediatric acute care.
Nicole is married with two children and enjoys spending time with friends and family.