Valorie Orton, DNP, MS, RN, CNL, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Valorie Orton

A former George Fox employee, Valorie Orton, returned to the university in 2018 as an assistant professor of nursing. She worked previously at the school as an assistant professor in the nursing program (2011-12) and as the campus nurse (1999-2007). More recently, she worked from 2012 to 2018 as an instructor in Seattle Pacific University’s nursing program. 

Orton also worked for three years (2015-18) as coordinator of the CarePoint Clinic of Fall City, Washington, a free health care clinic for vulnerable populations that she founded in 2015. Valorie has logged more than 40 years of experience in the profession, working previously in the nursing program at the University of Portland (2007-11), as a staff nurse at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon (1997-99 and 2007) and as a staff nurse at Kaiser Permanente of Portland (1994-97). She began her career as a nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center in 1975.


  • DNP (doctor of nursing practice), Seattle University

  • MSN, University of Portland

  • BSN, Seattle Pacific University