Sara L. Nicely, D.H.Ed., PA-C

Program Director of Physician Assistant
Associate Professor
(540) 985-4029

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C joined the Jefferson College Physician Assistant (PA) Program faculty in June 2010.  She began her career in academia as an adjunct professor and transitioned to a full-time Assistant Professor within one year.  Dr. Nicely’s primary role is in the instruction of clinical skills to PA students.  However, Dr. Nicely is also the Academic Coordinator for the PA program, serves on several college committees, and her research interest is in the effect of an oral health curriculum deployed to PA students.

Dr. Nicely received her undergraduate degree from Roanoke College in Biology and Medical Technology in 2000.  She then attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant studies, graduating in 2002.  Dr. Nicely’s clinical background is primarily surgical, having been employed in rural general surgery clinics in Virginia and West Virginia as well as serving on the Trauma and Critical Care Surgery services at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH).  Dr. Nicely continues to practice clinically on the Surgical Critical Care team at CRMH.

B.A., Roanoke College
B.S., Jefferson College of Health Sciences
M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center
D.H.Ed., A.T. Still University - College of Graduate Health Studies