Nico is a born and raised Cincinnati native, and grew up with his four brothers, homeschooled through high school. Nico attended the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, and was a scholarship recipient for academic excellence, and was also accepted into the competitive nurse co-op program at the world renowned Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Nico received extensive training in Neurology, Trauma, and Intensive Care nursing during his yearlong co-op program, while continuing his schooling. Nico graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015, and continued his nursing career at Cincinnati Children’s, where he earned numerous Daisy Award nominations for his excellence in nursing. Nico joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute in 2017 as a RN in the Ambulatory Surgery Center, where he received training and education working closely with the surgeons in the operating room, as well as in the pre-operative and post anesthesia care units. Nico then graduated from Chamberlain University magna cum laude in 2019, with his Master of Science in Nursing degree and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Nico works as a nurse practitioner in the Pre-operative History and Physical Clinic, where he performs routine pre-surgical exams for patients undergoing a variety of surgeries offered by CVP. Nico utilizes his training to assess and ensure the safety of each patient’s health and wellness prior to surgery, and especially enjoys educating the patients on creating the best outcomes for their surgery, as well as comforting them and providing a sense of safety and security.
Outside of enjoying his work in the clinic, Nico enjoys spending time with his two beautiful daughters and wife. They love being outdoors hiking, gardening, and cooking together as a family. Nico also regularly volunteers his time for the Epilepsy Foundation of Cincinnati, and is passionate about integrative medicine and nutritional studies.