Dr. Bryan grew up in Carrollton where she graduated from Newman Smith High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Genetic Epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. While in Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and received the Wallace McNutt Award for highest achievement in Gross Anatomy and Embryology. She was also a recipient of a Metrocrest Hospital Authority Scholarship from 1999-2003. Dr. Bryan completed her formal training with a five year residency in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and was board certified in Otolaryngology in 2009.
Dr. Bryan is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Denton County Medical Society. A member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology since 2004 and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, she also served on the Denton County Heath Advisory Board.
She met her husband, Dr. Michael Bryan, while they were both residents in Albuquerque. Mike is a partner in Surgical Associates of the Mid-Cities and specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Mike and Nicole welcomed their son Devon in 2009 and daughter Calinda in 2012. They share their home with two rescue dogs August and Rena. Her parents, Bruce and Patty Larson, have lived and been active in Carrollton since 1972. Her sister, Michele Carrier, is Director of Administration for Crane Worldwide Logistics in Houston.