Lt. Valerie Patrice Vick

Title: Registered Nurse/Medical Officer Recruiter
Company: United States Navy
Location: Niceville, Florida, United States

Valerie Vick, Registered Nurse and Medical Officer Recruiter at United States Navy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in recruitment and patient care.

As a medical officer programs recruiter for the United States Navy since 1993, Lt. Vick’s responsibilities have included processing applications for medical/dental students and professionals from all specialties in healthcare who are interested in serving in the Navy. As a nurse, she has served in hospitals, clinics, field medicine, and on Navy hospital vessels and has worked closely with other nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, dentists, and other allied health professionals.

In 2012, Lt. Vick obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing, cum laude, from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, where she belonged to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society and Tau Sigma National Honor Society. She thereupon provided superior care as a registered nurse with Fort Belvoir, Virginia Community Hospital from 2013 to 2016 and the Pensacola, Florida Naval Hospital from 2016 to 2019.

With the Navy, Lt. Vick served honorably as a hospital corpsman in various locations from 1993 to 1999, Navy Recruiting District Richmond’s recruiter-in-charge from 1999 to 2006 and a Navy career counselor instructor from 2007 to 2008. Her numerous honors include a Joint Meritorious Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, eight Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Navy Medicine East Quality Improvement Patient Safety Award, a Medical Officer Programs Recruiter of the Year, Navy Talent Acquisition Group New Orleans and a Department of Defense Quality and Patient Safety Award.

Lt. Vick attributes her success to her drive and passion. Her father always reminded her of the value of having a good work ethic and being dependable. Her passion to help those in need has kept her going and has kept her focused. As a career highlight, she cites using her Basic Life Support Instructor Certification to train over 50 foreign health professionals and provided education on wound care, ulcer prevention, and colostomy care.

Shortly, Lt. Vick will be retiring from the Navy after over 30 years of service. Her short term goal is to finish her Master of Science in nursing, with her long term goal earning a doctorate degree as a family nurse practitioner.

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