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.
Apply Now for the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety
3M and the WOCN Society have partnered to recognize and promote health care facilities and their WOCN members who have implemented a patient care regimen resulting in improved skin integrity or the maintenance of patients' skin health as they undergo treatment in a health care facility.
The 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety recognizes an individual or team for creating and sustaining a successful skin damage prevention program that demonstrates positive clinical outcomes, teamwork and knowledge transfer. The WOCN Society will award the winning program with a complimentary trip to the 2016 WOCN Society and CAET Joint Conference, to be held from June 4-8 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. An individual or up to four members of the winning team will be invited to attend the conference, with the award covering conference registration, airfare and lodging.
Are You Using the Support Surface Algorithm?
The WOCN Society's support surface selection algorithm has been used more than 10,000 times since its release last year. Have you implemented the algorithm in your facility? If so, we want to hear about your experience. Write to us and let us know how the algorithm has impacted patient care in your facility.
Also, be sure to keep an eye out for a brand new mobile algorithm that will be released this spring!
WOCN Member Receives New Appointment
WOCN member Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady was recently named chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association. Tim, a certified wound care nurse, was a popular speaker at several WOCN annual conferences. The WOCN Society extends its congratulations to Tim on this prestigious appointment.
Earn CE Credits and Elevate Your Professional Practice
Visit the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center to access a variety of continuing education courses in which you can earn CE credits. Did you know that you could also earn credits while advancing your professional practice knowledge? The WOCN Society offers several CE courses focused on professional practice, including:
Do you follow all of the WOCN Society social media profiles? Following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube is the easiest ways to stay up to date on everything going on in the world of WOC nursing. We share information about the Society as well as articles and news that we think would benefit you and help you grow in the field of WOC nursing!
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