Valerie has been working in the perioperative nursing field since graduating with her degree in 2010. She has worked in multiple hospitals both on Vancouver Island and within the Fraser Valley. She was a preceptor for many students over the years which encouraged her love of teaching. In 2019 Valerie decided it was time to try teaching full-time at BCIT.
Valerie has a BScN from the University of Victoria. She is also a CNA Certified Perioperative Nurse.
Valerie loves perioperative nursing and enjoys the complexity of orthopaedics the most. It is an area of perioperative nursing with lots of equipment and ever-evolving techniques.