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.
WOC Nurse Week
WOC Nurse Week 2016 is almost upon us! This year's celebration will take place during the week of April 10-16.
The 2016 theme, WOC Nurses Hold All the Cards, encapsulates how the many skills, competencies, achievements and characteristics of WOC nurses positively impact patient care.
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information regarding Nurse Week, including this year's special Nurse Week video. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Last Chance to Save
The deadline for early bird pricing is just a few days away! Be sure to register for the 2016 Joint Conference by April 15, 2016, in order to receive these savings.
Don't miss out on the chance to earn 30.5 CE credits over the course of five days. Check out the schedule here and start planning your conference experience today!
We want to know how important the WOCN Society Marketplace is to you! Do you value this member benefit when purchasing WOC care products?
Please take a moment to answer this two-question survey so that we can better serve you as a member. The survey will take less than one minute to complete. We appreciate your input!
The WOCN Society Needs Your Expertise
The Society is looking for passionate members to volunteer for special projects. Those projects include content validation, peer review, pilot testing, committees and special task forces. The more volunteers we have, the more value we can offer to the membership at large.
We invite you to join our active and resourceful group of volunteers. Many of us may not consider ourselves experts or as having sufficient experience to be of service; however, the WOCN Society values your expertise and encourages your involvement.
Plus, if you are a current committee member, you can still volunteer to serve on a special project!
If you are interested in becoming a WOCN volunteer, please fill out this volunteer form.
The WOCN Society is Here to Help You Succeed
Are you preparing for certification/re-certification exams? The WOCN Society is here to help with Certification Review Courses. With courses in continence, wound and ostomy care, these online programs will allow you to prepare while earning CE credit hours.
Do you have a patient with a complex fistula/ostomy/wound that has been challenging to your clinical practice? Is it keeping you up at night? Is it giving you nightmares?
Add "Nightmares on Ste. Catherine Street" to your Conference agenda today and submit a case study that has caused you nightmares. This is a unique session that will allow you to share one of your "nightmares" with the conference attendees, have a group discussion and consider ways to manage your patient nightmare.