In this issue you will find information on the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference, the emPOWERed program, the WTA forum, the WOCN Society's CEC, WOCN Society Five Star Continence Products the December member spotlight and more!
The WOCN National Office
Registration and Housing Now Open!
Learn from industry leaders as you develop and fine tune your skills while networking with fellow WOC professionals.
Register at the early bird price and save up to $60 on registration.
*Please make sure that your membership is current
before registering. You will not be able to join or renew during the conference registration process.
The emPOWERed Program Continues in 2014!
As part of the emPOWERed program, the "Advancing Your Professional Practice" session will be held during three Region and Affiliate Conferences.
Visit the emPOWERed page for more information.
"The 'Advancing Your Professional Practice' session helped me rethink 'thinking outside of the box' with a review my role as a WOC nurse and its impact on institutional goals and positive patient outcomes."
More conference dates for 2014 will be confirmed soon!
The emPOWERed program is commercially supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.
|New to the Forums: The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program Forum!|
WOCN members currently running the WTA Program, as well as those who are interested in running the program, finally have a place to network and discuss the WTA Program. The Forum provides a support network for WTA Course Coordinators to interact with each other and discuss the ins and outs of running a WTA Program. Ask and answer questions, get feedback, and share your experiences now! Simply log in to wocn.org and click Forums on the left menu bar to check it out!
|Get a Head Start On Your Education in 2014|
Get a head start on your continuing education in 2014 from the comfort of your own home!
Purchase sessions from the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC) by January 31, 2014, and take $10 off your entire purchase in the Continuing Education section by using promo code: CECJAN14
Member Price: $15
Nonmember Price: $25
Contact Hours: 1.31
Member Price: $15
Member Price: $20
Nonmember Price: $30
Contact Hours: 1.53
|NAPHNE 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute|
You are invited to join the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHNE) for their 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute, Advancing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Wounds, Ostomies and Continence, in Branson, Missouri, March 17-18, 2014.
- Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN, PNP
- Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
- Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
- Debbie Fulmer, MSN, RN, CWOCN
- Diana L. Gallagher, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
- Phyllis T. Kupsick, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
- Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS
To register for the 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute, click here
Cathy Downey, BSN, RN, CWOCN, received the Employee of the Year award at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. Congratulations, Cathy!
Attention Members: Do you have a recent accomplishment that you would like to share with the Society? Email: email@example.com and you could be featured in next month's WOCNow!
|Share Your Story With Us|
The WOCN Society has more than 4,900 members who are health care professionals and experts in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Thousands of patients receive care from these professionals every day. All of them have one story; one story that can inspire and motivate all who hear it.
Are you a nurse with an amazing story about a
patient you have helped treat?
Are you a patient with an inspiring story of recovery?
The WOCN Society wants to hear from you! Share your incredible nurse or patient story today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Key Dates and Deadlines
February 17, 2014
2014 WOC Nurse Week
April 13-19, 2014
Spring Scholarship Deadline
May 1, 2014
2014 WOCN Society Annual Conference
June 21-25, 2014
2015 WOCN Society Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas
June 6-10, 2015
2016 WOCN Society Annual Conference
Montreal, Québec, Canada
June 4-8, 2016
Browse the WOCN Bookstore
Continuing Education Center (CEC)
Visit the CEC
to advance your career.
Browse over 60 CE courses with discounts for WOCN members.
Online Conference Library
Sentara Career Opportunity
JWOCN on the iPad
|Become a WTA Course Coordinator|
The WOCN Society has developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Online Course, an educational program designed to increase patient access to skilled wound care providers.
Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.