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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
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
2015 Call for Abstracts
Leave Your Mark by submitting an abstract for the WOCN® Society's 47th Annual Conference!
All accepted abstracts will be presented in some form during the conference, available on the WOCN website and printed in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Only accepted Research abstracts will be considered for oral presentations. If your abstract is not accepted for an oral presentation, it will be presented as a poster presentation.
The Call for Abstracts site is available now through Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 12:00 pm EST. Submitters will receive decision notification in February 2015.
Sage Products, Inc. will provide the WOCN® Society an unrestricted educational grant to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to support first-time abstract presenters with a focus on Preventative Practices for Wounds. If your submission meets this criteria, please check off the first-time presenter button and make sure you choose Preventative Practices under the Wound category.
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The first time I saw my stoma
It's a very strange feeling to wake up after a major surgery and to find something foreign attached to your body. And I knew it was going to be there. (I can't imagine what it would be like for those who went into emergency surgery and did not know what they were going to wake up with.) But I have to admit, I was pretty good at ignoring the bag that was hanging off of my stomach for a few days, before it was active and when the floor nurses were taking care of emptying it.
But then came the day when the WOC nurses came to see me.
2015 Call for Nominations
The WOCN Society is now accepting nominations for the following 2015 open positions:
Coming Soon: Leave Your Mark Photo Contest
Whether an educator, consultant, researcher, or administrator, each WOC nurse leaves his or her mark in a unique way. The WOCN Society will soon ask our members to share how they leave their mark now, in 2015, and beyond!
Look for more information in your inbox this month!
2015 Call for Research Proposals
The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the WOCN Society Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for one 2015 WOCN Society Member's Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. If you are a registered nurse and current member of the WOCN Society, you are eligible to be a Principal Investigator of this grant and are invited to apply. Eligible international members may also apply.
Through this grant, the CCI and the WOCN Society aim to expand the existing research base for WOC nursing practice and facilitate WOC nurses to be engaged in research as clinical investigators. The 2015 WOCN Society Member's Research Grant will fund studies that aim to improve health outcomes of patients with WOC problems, strengthen the evidence base of WOC nursing practice, and enhance the delivery of WOC nursing care.
The application deadline is Monday, February 9, 2015, at 4:30 pm CST. For more information, click here.
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The emPOWERed program is commercially supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.
The WOCN Society's WTA Program
The WTA Program is an online wound care educational program geared toward non-specialty licensed wound care providers and medics/corpsmen. The purpose of the WTA Program is to prepare participants in all care settings to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC APRN, or physician. Upon successful completion of the Program, nurse participants will receive 21.0 contact hours.
For additional information, watch the video below, visit wtaprogram.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to your peers via the online WTA forum.