Valerie Lee, DNP

Valerie Lee was raised on a cattle ranch outside of Bozeman, Montana.

She has been a nurse since 1991. She completed her RN training at Pensacola State College in Florida. She obtained her BSN from the University of South Alabama and her MSN/FNP training from Northern Arizona University. She obtained her DNP degree from the University of South Alabama.

Since 2003, her work experience in Idaho as a Nurse Practitioner has included Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist NP, Nephrology, and Palliative Medicine. She has been a member of the ethics committee at St. Alphonsus’ Regional Medical Center and at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. She has held a leadership role in the local chapter of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association for several years and received the ANNA Spirit of Nephrology Nursing Award. She has presented educational topics including kidney disease care, palliative care, and reducing staff fatigue/burnout.

Valerie provides care for chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and post-transplant patients. She strives to build a relationship with her patients as they work together to focus on maintaining health and quality of life.

She enjoys participating in outdoor activities including farming, gardening, and animal care. She also enjoys indoor hobbies including home remodeling, reading, and art.