Director, Academic Coaching
Prior to joining , Valerie spent many years in higher education in several different roles within the University of South Florida. Working on the front lines in the undergraduate admissions office and then as a recruiter, she transitioned into academic advising for the College of Nursing’s RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs. There, Valerie advised nurses from beginning to end of their degrees, creating program plans, performing transfer credit evaluations, tracking progression, implementing an RN technology and academic support orientation, and certifying degrees. Valerie holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Adult Education from the University of South Florida. While at , she also pursued a Certificate in Education and Career Advising through CAEL.
Having been with for over 7 years, Valerie has been able to gain even more knowledge and insight into the education and career pathways for hospital employees and has consulted with thousands of nurses and employees looking to further their education.