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Valerie Florez, MSN, NNP-BC


Valerie Florez MSN, NNP-BC is a neonatal nurse practitioner in the newborn intensive care unit at Dayton Children's Hospital.

education and training

  • undergraduate degree: Michigan State University
  • graduate degree: University of Cincinnati
  • board certification: NCC Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Board Certified

awards, honors or organizations

  • organizations: 
    • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
    • National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
    • Academy of Neonatal Nursing.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I was a premature baby myself and I wish to assist other families in caring for their children as NICU staff helped my family care for me!

I like working with kids because...

they are resiliant and posess a capacity to overcome obstacles and that amazes me every day!

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

they value community and have a skilled, dedicated and kind group of interdiciplinary specialties all working towards one goal of patient safety and family centered care!

Dayton Children's is special because...

staff truly treat patients and their famlies as their own.

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