Valerie Flattes APRN, MS, ANP-BC

Curriculum Vitae

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing



  • Diploma - Nursing, Nursing, Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Utah
  • Master of Science, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Qualitative Study Design: The ATR Chair and Elders

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 State Award for Excellence in Research. Utah Nurse Practitioners, 11/14/2012
  • Excellence in Education Award. Gamma Rho Chapter -Sigma Theta Tau International , 04/09/2010
  • 2006-2007. Faculty Spirit Award , 2007
  • Hospital Nurse of the Year. Indian Health Service , 1994


Valerie has been a faculty member at the University Of Utah College Of Nursing since 2001. Her background in nursing includes medical surgical nursing, obstetrics, long term care, emergency nursing, and home health care. Since 2003, she has practiced as an adult nurse practitioner.  She is currently a PhD candidate at University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. Valerie has a strong commitment to community engagement and has served as a member or officer in several community organizations over the last 20 years. Valerie has shown a passion for teaching and gerontology. She and has been a champion of enhancing gerontology content in the nursing curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  


  • Sigma Phi Omega, National Gerontologic Honor Society (Sigma Phi Omega), member, 04/2014 - present
  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS), member , 11/2011 - present
  • Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), member and member of Research SIG, 08/2011 - present
  • Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network (ESIN), member, 01/2011 - 01/2016
  • Golden Key Society , member, 01/2011 - present
  • University of Utah Center on Aging , member, 01/2011 - present
  • Gerontologic Society of America (GSA), member, 05/2009 - present
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Member, 01/2007 - present
  • Gamma Rho Chapter -Sigma Theta Tau International , Historian since 2007, 2005 - present
  • Utah Nurse Practitioners (UNP), Member, 05/2003 - present


  • English, fluent.