Bernice Vickio was a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe and at Los Alamos Hospital from September 1944 to April 1946. Vickio was promoted to nurse supervisor of the maternity ward in March 1945. She and her husband Michael Vickio left Los Alamos for upstate New York in April 1946. Vickio went on to receive a B.S. degree in nursing from Syracuse University in 1969.