Beth Nicely is originally from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She completed her Business Education degree at Western Kentucky University. In November 1983, she started her teaching career at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia. The following year, she transferred to the Career Technology Agriculture Department at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. She taught at Wheeler for the next 29 years and was the CTAE Department Chair from 2010 until she retired in 2013. In August 2013, she started at VUMC as the OB/GYN Clerkship Coordinator. She assumed the role of Residency Program Manager in November 2016. She an active member in the Nashville Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Chapter. She has daughter, son, son-in-law, and grandson.