2021 Against the Odds Award Recipient
Captain Nicoleta Tatum’s passion for behavioral health/psychiatric nursing began at a young age after experiencing the tragic loss of her father during her college years. Captain Tatum was in the USA on a visa from Romania pursuing an education, having been a high achiever at a university in Romania. From the start of her time in the USA, Nicoleta has volunteered with many organizations. Once she earned her US citizenship, she commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps. She practices in the psychiatric division as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the outpatients setting of the VA Clinic in Panama City, Florida. She is set to deploy come June 2022.