Nikki Vernelli ARNP

Nikki (Nicole) Virnelli, ARNP

Clinic(s): Yakima Pediatrics

Education: 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.

Experience: 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.

Board Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – PNCB| Cert #202017234

Philosophy of Care

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Providing my patients and their families with evidence-based education is my top priority.  Since I only get to see patients for a brief time or a few times per year, I focus on empowering them with the knowledge to optimize their health in and outside of the clinic. “

Nikki Vernelli ARNP


I am an East Coast implant and, thus far, enjoying everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer! I have always been drawn towards working with children and have always held an interest in health, education & fitness. Being a pediatric nurse practitioner allows me to combine some of my greatest passions. 

Personal Interests/Hobbies

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.

I Aspire to…

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

Patient Testimonials

“We love Nicole Virnelli; she is amazing. She talks to us clearly and in a way that we can always understand. She has only seen my son once or twice before, but she remembers him which stands out because she has a lot of patients. [ARNP] Virnelli and the [MA] are always very caring and careful, and I really appreciate how they always ask for consent before they do anything. They make sure the parent knows what they are doing before they do it.”