Viola Ninchak was born in Czechoslovakia, came to the United States with her family at the age of 6 and has lived in California ever since. Viola received her B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. In 2013, she returned to school to earn a BSN at Azusa Pacific University.
While working as a registered nurse in 2 different settings (caring for the elderly and correctional nursing for federal detainees), she completed her MSN-FNP from Azusa Pacific University in 2018. She is an active member in the American Academy of Neurology, the San Diego Neurosciences Society, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and holds her Nurse Practitioner License through the state of California Board of Registered Nursing.
Prior to returning to school as a full-time student in the Entry-Level Masters of Nursing program in 2013, Viola worked as a research assistant at the California Department of Public Health – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch and then worked as a legal researcher for 10 years. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her with family and friends, going to concerts, operas, traveling, learning about different cultures and cuisines, and meeting new people from around the world. After graduating from UCSD in 1998, she spent some time traveling around Europe and Asia, including a (combined total of) 10 months bicycling through multiple countries in Eastern Asia.
Viola is honored to work with such a diverse team of brilliant and dedicated neurologists, neuropsychologists and support staff. She feels privileged in being entrusted to support and care for patients and families requiring neurological care. She strives to live by the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”