After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry at USF in 1994, Mrs. Wick pursued nursing as a career. She received her BSN from ETSU in 1999, and subsequently completed the MSN program at UTC in the FNP concentration, followed by her DNP. With a passion for geriatrics, Mrs. Wick gained experience while employed at Alexian PACE and in private practice at Galen Medical Group prior to joining the faculty at UTC School of Nursing as the Vicky B. Gregg Chair of Gerontology and lecturer. Mrs. Wick’s goals include advancing geriatric care in the community, increasing the number of health care providers trained in geriatrics, and conducting research which guides geriatric clinical practice.