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WOCNow - January 2013

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WOCNow January 2013
January 2013

In this issue you will find information on WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference Registration, our Refer a Friend campaign, the 2013 CCI Research Grant, donations made to the Society Foundation, the 3M Skin Award and more!

WOCN National Office

2013 WOCN Society's Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

Join us as we celebrate 45 years of excellence in Seattle, WA for the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference, June 22-26, 2013.


Registration and Housing are now open!


Click here to register.


Click here to secure your housing.


Please make sure your membership is current before registering. You will not be able to join or renew during the registration process.


*Register before May 10th and save up to $60 on registration fees!

Our Refer a Friend Campaign Has Been Extended
The WOCN Society gives you access to a myriad of educational and networking opportunities. Why not share this information with your colleagues who aren't already members?

Click here to view illustrated steps on how to refer a member.


1. The first referral that joins earns you THREE free months of membership.


2. For every referral that joins you also get a chance to win either an Apple iPad 2 or registration to the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference.


(Travel and lodging not included in conference registration prize.)


Campaign ends January 31, 2013.

Apply for the 2013 CCI Research Grant

The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the WOCN Society is pleased to offer one $10,000 Member's Research Grant in 2013! The funding priorities for this grant are any topic of WOC nursing practice that promotes the science or practice of the WOC nursing specialty. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a current member of the WOCN Society. Novice investigators are encouraged to partner with a mentor experienced in research.

The deadline for the grant proposal is
February 18, 2013, with no extensions of this deadline. If you are considering submitting a grant proposal, please submit a Notice of Interest email anytime before the grant submission deadline to Linda Dahle.This is not a commitment, and you can notify CCI later if you change your mind.

Please include the following information in the
Notice of Interest email:
  • PI name
  • Topic you're considering studying
  • A statement of the purpose of the study
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
The grant application and agreement are located on the WOCN Society website. Resources for grant writing are located here.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Dahle
or call 612.625.8159.
WOCN Society Foundation Update

On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, we want to thank the following people for their generous donation to the WOCN Society Foundation. Through donations like theirs, the Society is able to award educational scholarships to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence specialties.

A BIG thank you to:
  • Carl and Michelle Guild donated $4,000 in Honor of Donna Loehner, RN, BSN, CWOCN
  • Janice Colwell, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAN donated $250
  • Southeast Region of WOCN® Society donated $1,000
  • Rocky Mountain Region of WOCN® Society donated $1,581
Missed us on Facebook lately?
Facebook settings seem to always be changing and some posts are now being hidden. We wanted to make sure you catch all of our posts on your newsfeed and don't miss a beat.
Take back control of your feed. Here are some helpful steps to guide you along the way to your account settings:
  • Click the gear icon on the far right and "Account Settings"
  • Click the"Privacy" tab on the left then "Use Activity Log"
  • There you can manage your timeline activity and any posts associated with your account including ones that are hidden

We look forward to staying connected with you through our Social Media outlets!


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3M Skin Award Launch

3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety: Kicking off January 25th!

WOCN has partnered with the 3M Skin & Wound Care division to offer a new award for WOCN members. This award will recognize the significant contributions of an individual or team for creating and sustaining a skin damage prevention program in their facility that has demonstrated positive patient outcomes. The submission site will be opening soon so stay tuned!

WOCN Logo Products

The WOCN Society offers products branded with the WOCN logo so you can show your WOCN pride wherever you go!

Special offer expiring January 31, 2013:
Get 10 WOCN magnets for the price of five! Enter promo code MAGNET5 at check out to receive 50% off your purchase of 10 WOCN magnets. (Shipping not included)

To view and purchase additional logo products, click here.
About the WOCN Society

The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and continence concerns.


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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Key Dates and Deadlines
January 31, 2013

Members, Non-Members and Students: Register by May 10 for $60 Savings

June 22 - 26, 2013

Continuing Education Center (CEC)
Please visit WOCN Society's NEW Continuing Education Center (CEC) at to purchase continuing education courses.
Over 20 NEW CE courses available!

jan 2013 job posting ad
Advanced Practice Certification Exam
The highly-anticipated, highest recognition of achievement in WOC nursing, the Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy and Continence certification exam, is now available! If you are an AP nurse, consider taking one or more of the new exams when your current WOCNCB certification comes due for renewal. Content outlines for the AP exam are now available for download on the WOCNCB website.
Corporate Members

Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.
Our Sponsors


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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation.

The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.