Davis & Elkins College alumna Victoria Klinger has been appointed instructor of nursing at her alma mater. Klinger began in her new role at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, teaching introduction to nursing courses.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome an accomplished alum to our full-time faculty,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips. “Ms. Klinger’s teaching and professional experience combined with her commitment to the region fit well with the mission of both the Nursing Department and the College.”
Klinger has worked as an educator and nurse. Most recently, she served as the primary instructor at the Randolph Technical Center School of Practical Nursing. In the clinical setting, Klinger has worked as the assistant director of nursing at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Boone, North Carolina, and in medical oncology as a Registered Nurse in the chemotherapy unit as well as an oncology nurse navigator at the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, an affiliate of Watauga Medical Center in Boone, North Carolina, in addition to other settings and facilities for more than 21 years in the nursing field.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Davis & Elkins College as a nursing instructor,” Klinger said. “This college has always had such a positive impact on the surrounding communities we serve and the students who attend. I’m just honored to be part of the D&E family in this capacity and look forward to helping students achieve their dreams.”
Klinger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, an Associate in Science in nursing from D&E, and a Practical Nursing degree from Fred Eberle School of Practical Nursing in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She also is an Oncology Certified Nurse and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in nursing, specializing in nursing education from Capella University.
The Davis & Elkins College Division of Nursing offers three programs, Associate in Science in nursing, Bachelor of Science in nursing and Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online completion program. Students are provided with a personalized quality education designed to prepare graduates to practice as registered nurses and to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and future professional development.