About Nicole Papanicolas, NP

About Nicole Papanicolas, NP

Board Certifications

Board Certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Board Certified Bariatric Counselor

Board Certified Medical Surgical Nurse


George Mason University, MS Nursing 2018

George Mason University, BS Nursing 2003

George Mason University, BS Exercise Science and Health Education 1999

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CNC), Certified Nutrition Coach 2023


Nicole was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She is an alumnus of George Mason University where she attained both her Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees. Nicole initially earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Education, and worked as a personal trainer, but decided to pursue Nursing to expand her knowledge and simultaneously help others. She has worked in healthcare for 18 years in a variety of areas to include: critical care, neuroscience, perioperative medicine, surgery, and bariatrics. Nicole is passionate about working together with patients and assisting them towards realistic and sustainable health goals.


In her free time, Nicole enjoys the outdoors, hiking, Pilates, spending time with her husband and 3 dogs, and getting together with family and friends.

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