Meet Nikki (Nicole) Virnelli

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Nikki’s History

Nikki Vernelli ARNP

She received her undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She received her BSN and MSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.

Nikki is excited to begin her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at YP. She has previous experience working as an RN in Boston. As an RN, she worked with patients recovering from COVID-19 at the Boston Hope Field Hospital during the height of the pandemic. Additionally, she worked as an RN at a family primary care clinic, NEW Health Charlestown, before making the move out to Washington to start her career as a PNP.

She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her two dogs, Kali and Hadley. She loves hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding , and just generally being outdoors. She enjoys traveling, loved her time living out in Colorado, and she is excited to now explore all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Why Do You Want to Work for CWFMR:

“After many interviews around the country, I was thrilled to be welcomed into the Yakima Pediatrics’ family. I was determined to find a primary care office that shared my commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered, and, high-quality care to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. I admire CHCW’s dedication to serving those in greatest need and truly felt their devotion to giving back to the local community that I can now call home.”

I aspire to:

“…build meaningful and lasting relation-ships with my patients, their families, and the greater community of Yakima Valley.”

Nikki Vernelli ARNP