WOC Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) Accredited by the WOCN Society
Please contact individual programs directly for dates, types of structure(s), and costs.
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9500 Euclid Avenue HS1-500
Cleveland, OH 44195
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Linda J. Stricker, MSN, RN, CWOCN
MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Jean Ashburn, MD
PROGRAM ASSISTANT: Barbara Hocevar, MSN, RN, CWOCN
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Teresa Warnke
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Onsite dates begin: March 14, 2016; Sept. 12, 2016; (minimum class size is 6)
Online dates begin: April 25, 2016; Aug. 1, 2016
Professional Nursing Foot and Toenail Care Course: Opens Jan. 15, 2016
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The R.B. Turnbull, Jr., MD WOC Nursing Education Program was established in 1961, and offers candidates full scope online and on-site courses.
On-site Option: Offered twice a year, the on-site classes are completed in a traditional classroom on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Clinical experiences are scheduled with our own preceptors, and include extensive inpatient, ambulatory care, and home care patient populations. With one of the highest patient activities in the nation, you will participate in the management of a wide variety of complex care problems that will both challenge and prepare you for your own WOC nursing practice.
Online Option: Offered three times per year, online course work is accomplished within the learning management system, and includes active learning methods through the following 4 week long courses: Concepts in WOC Nursing, Acute and Chronic Wounds, Fecal & Urinary Diversions, and Urinary & Fecal Incontinence. Clinical experiences occur with approved preceptor or at Cleveland Clinic.
The Emory Clinic, Room AT732
1762 Clifton Rd NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30322
OFFICE EMAIL: email@example.com
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Rose Murphree, DNP, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS: Lori Borja, MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN; Lynette Franklin, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN; Janet Ramundo, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
Visit www.wocnec.org for most current dates.
Traditional 10-week Program
Distance Learning Program: Distance Learning students begin studies as a Cohort on 1st or 15th of each month, and progress at your own pace through the modules of study (2 weeks to 3 months per module). All Distance Learning students attend a Bridge Week in Atlanta after completion of the theoretical component and preceding clinical preceptorship; Bridge Weeks are typically held every 4 – 6 weeks. For dates and more information, visit www.wocnec.org.
CE Only Short Courses: Current Concepts in Skin Care and Wound Management; Fistula Care 101; Ostomy 101; Foot & Nail Care. For more information, visit www.wocnec.org.
Products Available to Purchase: Certification Review Manuals (Wound, Ostomy and/or Continence); Online Certification Review Videos; Wound, Ostomy, Continence, or Professional Practice Modules used in our program; and Pocket Guides for WOC nursing. (www.wocnec.org)
- Wound Care Specialty Program
- Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program
- Transition WOC Nursing Education Program
6 Kacey Court, Suite 205
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION: Lucy J. Wicks, MSN, RN, COCN
PROGRAM CO-DIRECTORS: Jane Carmel, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Julie Phelps-Maloy, MS, ARNP, CWOCN
ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Carol Calianno, CRNP, MSN, CWOCN
Two Formats Available:
- A self-paced online program.
- A 2 week on-site program presented in Central Pennsylvania several times a year.
Both options require a 60 hour clinical practicum following course theory.
On-Site Class Dates: Feb. 22 – March 4, 2016, Mechanicsburg PA.
The Harrisburg Area programs are accredited by the WOCN Society. The full scope curriculum advances the knowledge of the Baccalaureate prepared nurse in the nursing management of individuals with wounds, abdominal stomas, urinary and fecal incontinence, and role implementation strategies.
Three Formats Available:
- Home Study - Four Learning modules (rolling admission)
- On-Site/Split Option - 4 weeks on-site instruction
- A combined home study/on-site option
Each option requires a 120 hour clinical practicum following course theory.
The Transition Course offers two units of study that incorporate theoretical and clinical knowledge related to abdominal stomas and incontinence for a Wound Care Specialty nurse to become a WOC nurse.
- Attending an on-site class
- Completion of two home study modules
Both options require a 65 hour clinical practicum following course theory.
Program Dates: 2016 dates to be announced.
215 North Third Street, Second Floor
Camden, NJ 08102-1405
TELEPHONE: General School Number: 856-225-6226; WOCNEP: 856-225-2318
EMAIL: General School of Nursing: firstname.lastname@example.org; WOCNEP: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Porvaznik, Program Administrative Assistant)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, APNC, MAPWCA, FAAN, Professor of Nursing
PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR: Jo Catanzaro, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Adjunct Professor
PROGRAM FACULTY: Kevin Emmons, DrNP, CWCN, APNC, DAPWCA, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sept. 8, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2016 (on-site split option starts once yearly; combination of on-site classes and offsite clinical preceptorships).
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Rutgers University School of Nursing Camden (SNC) is a part of one of the largest research intensive universities in the nation. The SNC opened in 2010 and was built upon 30 years of baccalaureate nursing education as a Department of Nursing.
Rutgers SNC is preparing RNs for the future of health care by offering the WOCNEP as a graduate level certificate in which participants learn about the theory and practices that promote and restore health for people with wounds or skin conditions, fecal or urinary diversions (ostomies), and continence problems. The course work of this program earns students 13 graduate level credits that can be used to further their education beyond the certificate including the School's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. The on-site class meets once weekly in late afternoon and evening timeframe making for easy commuting and work schedule adaptation. Digital supports via the E-College learning platform permit 24-7 access to course materials. Clinical preceptorships are completed offsite near the student’s home with an appropriately credentialed preceptor. Fall Semester: Nursing 551 (WOC Nursing I); Spring Semester: Nursing 552 (WOC Nursing II); Summer Sessions: Nursing 553 (WOC Nursing III Clinical Practicum).
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0057
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Vivian Wong, PhD, RN, CNS, CWON
PROGRAM CO-DIRECTOR: Charlene Deo, MSN/Ed, RN, FNP, CWOCN
Please visit www.sjsu.edu/woundostomy
for the fall 2016 program
Wound Course: Feb. 2, 2016 - March 5, 2016
Ostomy Course: Oct. 5, 2015 - Nov. 7, 2015; March 15 - April 23, 2016
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: San José State University is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing was founded in 1946 and has been well-established in the Bay Area. Our program offers specialty education in wound and ostomy care to all interested nurses who meet the criteria of enrollment. Students may take one or both courses each semester. The program is designed to allow flexibility for working RNs, with most of the classes being held online in the evenings.
The program consists of both didactic and practicum components, incorporating interactive lectures, discussions, and skills practice in the instructional design. The program uses the web-based online instructional technologies to conduct virtual live class sessions and to provide recordings of the lectures. Two mandatory onsite days (per specialty) provide students with hands-on practice and an immersive learning experience. A minimum of 40 hours of practicum per specialty is required upon successful completion of the didactic portion of the course. Students will be assigned to our designated preceptors within the San Francisco Bay Area; outside preceptors may be approved at the program’s discretion. Continuing Education Units will be offered after completion of the program.
UVA School of Nursing
Attention: Catherine Ratliff
P.O. Box 800782
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, VA 22908
TELEPHONE: 434-924-0141 or toll free 1-888-283-8703
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, APRN-BC, CWOCN, CFCN
ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Carolyn W. Eddins, MSN, FNP, CWOCN
Fall semester starts in late August. For details visit the school of nursing website.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The University Of Virginia School Of Nursing offers WOC training within its master's programs as well as a postmaster certificate program. WOC nursing incorporates principles and practices that promote, maintain, and restore health for persons with wounds, ostomies, and continence problems throughout their lives. WOC nurses specialize in the care of individuals with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary and integument systems.
On-site: Three graduate-level credits for a total of 9 credit hours.
Fall semester: A 3-credit-hour graduate-level class on introduction to WOC nursing is offered.
Spring semester: A 3-credit-hour graduate-level class on advanced WOC nursing.
Summer semester: A 3-credit hour practicum on WOC nursing is offered.
- Wound Management Education Program (CWCN Certification Course)
- Wound Management Fundamentals Course
Continuing Nursing Education
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-9440
CO-DIRECTORS: Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON, and Betty Hanrahan, MSN, CNS, ARNP-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
Visit www.uwcne.org/wound-management-programs for dates and information about all our wound care offerings.
1. Wound Management Education Program:
Founded in 2002, this 132 contact hour specialty preparation course advances the skills and knowledge of the Baccalaureate prepared nurse. Program Strengths: The program offers an experienced team of faculty members, thoughtful class sizes and a collaborative learning environment. Students are matched with preceptors certified in wound care in diverse settings. Graduates earn six graduate quarter credits and are eligible to take the WOCNCB exam.
Program Format: 6-weeks of online learning followed by 3-weeks of didactic and clinical experience. A broad range of wounds, healing problems and components of specialized nursing practice are addressed. Concepts guiding the didactic content and practicum are prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the healing process.
Summer/Fall WMEP Course 2016 (Application deadline June 17, 2016)
Aug. 10 – Oct. 13, 2016 (Online: Aug. 10 - Sep. 20, 2016; On-site: Sep. 26 - Oct. 13, 2016)
2. Wound Management Fundamentals Course:
This 30.0 contact hour course is offered twice yearly and is open to a wide variety of healthcare professionals seeking expanded skills and knowledge in evidence-based wound management. Content is based on national wound management guidelines for a broad range of wounds. The course is presented in two parts: 6 weeks of online learning, followed by a 2 day on-site workshop. Registration is open to individual participants and to agencies interested in offering this educational opportunity at their facility in partnership with UWCNE.
Spring 2016: May 2 – June 17, 2016
The VA Eastern Kansas Wound Management Academy WOCNEP is voluntarily closing on December 31, 2015, no new students are being accepted for this year. The program is closing with full accreditation status and in good standing with the WOCN Society.
3033 Excelsior Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55416
CONTINUING EDUCATION WEBSITE: www.webwocnurseCE.com
PROGRAM CO-DIRECTORS: JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN and Debra Netsch, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR: Bonnie Sue Rolstad, MS, RN, CWOCN
Three semesters per year:
The curriculum offered is rigorous in order to promote high quality specialty care to patients and prepare nurses for national certification examinations. Class sizes and learner demographics bring potential learners into a vibrant learning environment with national and international classmates. Attention is paid to promoting collaboration amongst learners in order to enhance professional networks that may be sustained throughout the graduate's specialty practice career. webWOC offers an experienced team of faculty members with a minimum preparation of master's degree.