Oksana Nekoz is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC) as well as a board certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN). She received her undergraduate nursing education from the Boston College Connell School of Nursing, her graduate nursing education from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and her WOC education from the Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Oksana is currently a member of the Wound and Ostomy Nursing Program at New York University Langone Health, providing direct patient care to patients across the entire lifespan, from neonatal to geriatric. Oksana provides ileostomy, colostomy and urostomy lifestyle and self-care management education in the outpatient and inpatient setting for adult and pediatric populations. She performs pre-surgical education and markings as well as assists with management of challenging ostomies postoperatively. Oksana serves on several multidisciplinary committees and collaborates with multiple disciplines in initiatives to reduce hospital acquired pressure injuries. Oksana strives to incorporate current research into her clinical practice to benefit the well-being of her patients. Outside of nursing, some of Oksana’s interests include yoga, hiking, traveling, being an America’s Test Kitchen recipe tester, and playing the flute.