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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.
Nurse Practitioner Schools recently published an interview with WOCN Society Immediate Past President Phyllis Kupsick. In the interview, Phyllis describes her experience as a WOC nurse, the WOC specialty and how being a WOCN member has impacted her career. Read the full interview.
Leaving Our Mark: A Celebration of Our Past, Present and Future
Wound, ostomy and continence nursing is one of the few specialty nursing practices that is unique to nursing. The roots of our professional heritage can be traced to the rise of enterostomal therapy in the mid-20th century. From these proud roots, the specialty of WOC nursing has grown to a globally recognized specialty nursing practice that is practiced in all care settings by both expert and advanced practice nurses. During the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference, Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, reviewed the history of the specialty practice and celebrated some of its most historically relevant practitioners. If you did not have the opportunity to experience this closing keynote session in-person or through live streaming, we encourage you to view the videos that Dr. Gray showcased during this session:
Register for the Next Partners in Prevention Webinar
Pressure ulcer prevention and safe patient handling: Can they be combined?
Speaker: Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 1 - 2 pm EST
Patients at risk for pressure ulcers are often the same patients for whom safe patient handling is needed. A momentary choice of whether to move a patient alone or wait for help can lead to serious injury. However, the majority of injuries are repeated microtears of the soft tissue leading to long-term pain and even disability. This session will discuss how wise choices in equipment can permit the patient to be moved and reduce harm to you and your staff.
Objective: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to understand how care givers can manage pressure ulcer prevention without experiencing microtrauma.
This free webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products.
WOCN Society National Election Results
Congratulations to the successful candidates of the 2015 WOCN Society National Election!
Director-at-Large Area #1
Michele (Shelly) Burdette-Taylor
Director-at-Large Area #3
Vittoria (Vicky) Pontieri-Lewis
Nominating Committee Area #1
Nominating Committee, Area #3
WOCN Career Center
Have you accessed the WOCN Career Center lately? This valuable resource is available for you through the WOCN Society. If you're searching for a new position, visit the Career Center to browse openings. WOCN members can post their resumes for free. If your employer has open positions, encourage them to post a job on the Career Center!
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 access JWOCN.
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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.