Jennifer Garrick, FNP-BC
Jennifer Garrick, FNP-BC
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Garrick received undergraduate degrees in education from Brigham Young University and in nursing from Regis University, graduating summa cum laude. She also completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Brigham Young University.
Jennifer began her nurse practitioner career in family medicine. She then spent several years practicing dermatology in Arizona and joined Vanguard in 2019.
Continuing education is a priority for her, and she is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Dermatology Nurses’ Association. She regularly attends dermatology conferences both locally and across the country.
Jennifer enjoys all aspects of medical dermatology and caring for patients of all ages. Jennifer believes in taking the time to listen to patients, discuss treatment options, and develop individualized treatment plans.
Jennifer was born in Minnesota but also lived in Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, and California during her youth. She attended college at Brigham Young University and graduated with a BS in education at the age of 22. She founded and ran a successful children’s jewelry company and over 200 retail stores, including Niemen Marcus, carried her jewelry line.
Jennifer then made the decision to pursue a career in medicine. She was accepted into the highly competitive accelerated nursing program at Regis University and completed her BSN, graduating at the top of her class. Jennifer subsequently worked as an RN in the Newborn ICU and Operating Room for five years. She also worked as a volunteer for Project C.U.R.E, an organization that provides medical supplies and equipment to developing countries in the world.
Jennifer completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Brigham Young University. She has been practicing dermatology since 2016. She especially enjoys being able to combine the medically technical aspects of dermatology with establishing long-term relationships with her patients and their families.
Jennifer is married, and she and her husband have a combined 8 children. She enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, and interior design. Jennifer also enjoys reading – a passion that began as a child. In fact, as an elementary school student, Jennifer had to get special permission from the library to exceed the number of books allowed for check out in one week. Jennifer and her family are very excited to be back home in Colorado!