Vickie graduated from College of St. Benedict a while ago with her Bachelor of Science Degree. She then worked in acute care for a number of years in a variety of different areas: Medical Charge Nurse, Surgical float, ICU float, Social Services, Cardiac Rehab, Employee Health Nurse, Quality Improvement Nurse, Infection Control Nurse, Pre-admitting Nurse, Oncology Nurse, Supervision, orientation/teaching of new employees, & Nursing Administrative Specialist (which just means she went wherever needed). She went back to grad school at Moorhead State for her Master of Science with a focus in Nursing Education & has been teaching since 2004; with CLC since 2008. Vickie lives behind the Carlos State Park north of Alexandria on a hobby farm with husband Terry & lots of critters. Cats are her passion. Hobbies include a love of animals with a special interest in raising orphan animals, especially those with special needs; reading, spending time out in Montana during the summer with her 2 adult daughters–& their dogs–& extended family in a 25 year old motor home & at least 2 dogs, sometimes more & even a traveling cat.