Nicole has an MSN in Critical Care is a licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family NP. Over the past three years, Nicole has been working with teams creating innovation as the Senior Manager of Nursing Innovation at the largest safety net hospital in New England. The work of her teams include award-winning projects in I-PASS bedside handoff communication, Doctors and Nurses Communicating Effectively (DANCE), A novel tool to assess severity of illness in oncology patients improving access to palliative care, and Pod-nursing to prevent patient falls. She is currently a founding member of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL). She has designed & facilitated numerous design thinking projects and is the chair of the pain task force and executive sponsor for the Integrative Nursing Committee at Boston medical Center. She has presented the great work of bedside nursing teams from Boston Medical Center at the national and international level most recently at the Johnson & Johnson sponsored SONSIEL Nurse Hackathon. She has a passion for holistic and Integrative pain management and is an active member of the Integrative Nursing Consortium of Boston.