After earning her bachelor’s degree in 1983 as a member of the UCF College of Nursing’s third graduating class, Vicki Montoya spent 19 years as a staff RN at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Then, believing that she could do even more to help chronically ill patients, she returned to the UCF to earn her master’s degree and become a family nurse practitioner. She spent the following 18 years providing care to patients in an outpatient nephrology clinic. Today the three-time alumna and assistant professor still serves patients part-time as an APRN with Nephrology Associates of Central Florida. She also makes an impact through her research, which has been published and presented widely. Among her contributions is the development of a successful new technical intervention to reduce chronic kidney disease-related fatigue and symptoms.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Central Florida
  • BSN, University of Central Florida
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Nephrology Nursing Journal
  • Reviewer, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Nephrology Nursing Journal Research Writing Award, American Nephrology Nurses Association, 2017
Selected Professional Activities
  • Research Committee, American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners
  • Florida Society of Nephrology
  • Florida Nurses Association
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
Additional Language(s)
  • Spanish

Expertise & Research

  • Aging
  • Chronic Diseases
Research Areas
  • Aging & Vulnerable Populations
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
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