As a clinical nursing instructor, Nicole teaches nursing students to implement the nursing curriculum and achieve Joyce University’s goals and objectives during clinical rotations. She acts as a supportive faculty member to encourage, motivate, and guide students during their clinical rotations.
Nicole has over 10 years of experience teaching in both primary and secondary educational settings. She has been a clinical nursing instructor with Joyce University since 2022.
Nicole has been a registered nurse for 27 years. Her background is primarily in EMS and emergency department roles, which she has worked both in Texas and Utah. She has worked as a trauma certified nurse, SANE nurse, and as a COVID nurse in multiple settings.
Nicole de la Vega is a board member with the Lumen Scholar Institute, where she plans, approves, and implements procedures for student achievement.
Nicole’s favorite part of working with students is watching them grow in knowledge, skills, and confidence during their clinical rotations. She enjoys sharing her love of teaching and nursing with students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning.
Nicole has an ASN from McLennan Community College, a BSN from Nightingale College, and a MSN as a family nurse practitioner from Western Governors University.
When she isn’t at work, Nicole is with her family. She loves spending time in her garden, kitchen, and sewing room.