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MSN, Walden University
BSN, Colorado Mesa University
AASN, Mesa State College


Vicki Zarlingo has been with CMU since 2015 and began her nursing education career as a clinical nursing instructor with the LPN-RN program. She joined CMU full-time as faculty and program coordinator for the Associate Nursing Program which is offered on the Montrose Campus.

Zarlingo has enjoyed a long career in nursing which began in 1986 as a nurses aide. She then followed a path of nursing education that included LPN, RN, BSN and MSN programs. She enjoys engaging students in nursing concepts in both the didactic and clinical settings but enjoys medical-surgical nursing topics the most, especially at the bedside.

She still works part-time as an RN on the Neuro Trauma Stroke Unit at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.