Sickler earned his Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica, New York, and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pre-Medical Sciences, from Syracuse University at Utica College in Utica. He earned three Associate of Applied Science degrees: two from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, in Nursing and Paramedicine; and one from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, in Fire Protection Technology; and a certificate in Paramedicine from Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, New York.
Prior to joining MVHS, Sickler was employed as a fire fighter and paramedic at the City of Utica Fire Department in Utica, New York, where he continues to work full time. He has also been employed as a nurse practitioner at the office of Scott Brehaut, MD, in Clinton, New York, at the Stroke Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, and as a family nurse practitioner at Rome Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department in Rome, New York.
Sickler is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. He holds numerous certifications: as a Critical Care Transport RN/Paramedic, in National Institutes of Health Stroke Care, Critical Care certification for adults (CCRN) and more. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.