Celebrate WOC Nurse Week 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Posted by: Becky Dryden
Celebrate with us! During Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 12-18, 2015, the WOCN Society will recognize WOC nurses for the services they provide to millions of patients who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
The Society believes that the right choice to care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence needs are nurses educated by WOCN Society-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs) and/or nurses who are certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). This year, we're thanking our WOC nurses for the work they do all year during WOC Nurse Week, April 12-18, 2015.
Educators…researchers…decision makers…clinical experts. WOC nurses are the total package! These nurses play important, versatile roles in facilitating and enhancing care for patients suffering from non-healing wounds, ostomies and urinary and fecal incontinence that require both acute and rehabilitative needs.
The goal of 2015 WOC Nurse Week is to celebrate the work certified WOC nurses do for their patients, their workplaces and their communities every day. Here’s how you can take part:
WOC Nurse Brochure
This brochure provides an overview of the purpose, preparation (education and certification) and practice that make WOC nurses the right choice. It also provides information about the certification process and credentials available from the WOCNCB and describes the eligibility criteria. Share this brochure with your colleagues and administrators.
Download the Brochure >>
WOC Nurse Week Poster
The Society is pleased to offer members a poster celebrating 2015 WOC Nurse Week. We hope you will hang this poster prominently and proudly to show you have a special week devoted to your field and the work you do.
Download the Poster >>
WOC Nurse Week Logo
Use the official 2015 WOC Nurse Week logo for your website, Facebook page, Twitter account or email signature.
Right click and "Save image as..." to download it!
WOC Nurse Week is supported by a restricted educational grant from Smith & Nephew.
Earn a Chance to Win!
To celebrate and honor WOC nurses, the WOCN Society is once again holding a WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest. Upload your favorite picture of you wearing your WOC Nurse Week button, standing near your WOC Nurse Week poster, or holding your WOC Nurse Week brochure. One lucky winner will receive a prize package from the WOCN Society, including $75 off their entire purchase from the CE section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center (CEC)! Learn more >>
This year, we're once again celebrating with The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy.