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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 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.
The WOCN Society extends its thanks to all who were able to attend our 47th Annual Conference in San Antonio. This year's conference featured an exciting program filled with innovative research that greatly enhances the WOC specialty.
The 47th Annual Conference kicked off with a special video highlighting how the WOC specialty and the WOCN Society have
evolved over the past few years. If you missed it in San Antonio, you can watch it now on the WOCN YouTube channel. Thank you to the many WOCN members who contributed photos for the video and to Hollister Inc. for their generous support of the video's production.
WOCN Society Featured in
U.S. News & World Report
A new U.S. News & World Report feature entitled "Life After Colectomy" explores the lives of people living with ostomies. The article's author reached out to the WOCN Society to learn more about the subject, and WOCN member and webWOC co-director Debra Netsch provided perspective. You can read the full article here.
New Partners in Prevention Webinar Announced
WOC Nurse and Safe Patient Handling: Turning, Positioning and Mobility
Speaker: Joyce Black
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 1 - 2pm EST
This is the second webinar in the Partners in Prevention webinar series, sponsored by Sage Products. More information about this webinar, including registration details, will be announced shortly.
This course was developed by the WOCN Society's Wound Committee and offers 0.83 contact hours. The course focuses on conditions that affect the skin and may result in a full thickness wound, infection or abscess. These conditions often require a referral to a healthcare provider for further evaluation and diagnosis. Atypical Wounds I, II, and III are also available at the CEC.
Have You Viewed Our Website Tutorials?
The WOCN Society has created a video series designed to help you get the most out of our website. The series features a variety of videos, including: how to access and post on the WOCN forums; managing your profile; and many more. Check out this video that will teach you how to navigate the CEC.