Nicole grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Homestead High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan while on an athletic scholarship for volleyball. Nicole earned a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has trained and worked with hospice patients and their families. She also Volunteered at Erin's House for Grieving Families in Fort Wayne and ran a support group for children who have lost a loved one. Nicole has helped coach volleyball teams in Michigan and Fort Wayne.
As a Physician Assistant (PA), Nicole is one of over 55,000 medical providers formally trained to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician assistants have been practicing with dermatologist for over twenty years, providing a wide variety of services, including diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, ordering and interpreting lab tests, wound suturing, and medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of clinical pathology. While only 1% of physicians are dermatologists, over 3% of PAs work in dermatology, demonstrating great value in serving patients with skin diseases. All PAs are legally and ethically bound to practice only under the supervision of an employing physician.