Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

Nurse Educator/APN Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
RWJ Barnabas Rahway


Ms. Vicky Pontieri-Lewis is a Lead Advanced Practice Nurse, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital a Level 1 Trauma Academic Medical Center. She has been a Registered Nurse for 37 years with both ICU and Medical Surgical Nursing Experience. She has been a WOC Nurse for 32 years. She provides inpatient and outpatient consultation to patients with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence. Ms. Pontieri-Lewis is also very active in providing education to nurses and physicians. In 2011 she was the recipient of the First Magnet Nurse of the Year award in the category of Empirical Outcomes for the work she has done on pressure injury prevention at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In 2011 she also received the “National Nursing Patient Safety"

Ms. Pontieri-Lewis has presented nationally and published in the areas of wounds and ostomies. She is Certified by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is very active in the WOCN Society having served on the WOCN National Conference Planning Committee, Ostomy Track, conference symposia as well as abstract reviewer. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Ms. Pontieri-Lewis has served on the WOCN Board as a Director and Treasurer, and currently serves as the President-Elect.


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