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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 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 
 
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.

Updated WTA Program is LIVE!
 
The new and improved WTA Program is up and running with exciting additions. Watch the video below to learn more.
 
Highlights of changes include but are not limited to:
  • Newly recorded learning modules, including video lectures.
  • Addition of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) to the list of competencies.
  • Currently in the process of acknowledging the 2016 NPUAP changes in terminology (pressure ulcer to pressure injury) in print materials.

Educational Needs Assessment Survey

The WOCN Society can enhance its education and training by receiving your feedback. Complete the Educational Needs Assessment Survey and tell us what you think needs improving!

Purpose:
Gather data from WOC nurses to help the Society define educational gaps and efforts needed to deliver educational programs that meet our nurses' standards.
 Participation:
Completely voluntary and anonymous. Answers cannot be traced back to you.
Duration:
Approximately 10-15 minutes.
Deadline:
Friday, July 29, 2016


If you have any questions, please contact the WOCN Society national office at 888-224-9629 or wocn_info@wocn.org.
Free Webinar In July

The first free webinar in this year's Partners in Prevention series is Progress and Challenges in Perioperative Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention.

Presenter: Susan Scott, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Date:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm ET
This free webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products.
Did You Know?
 
Meet Christine Berke, MSN, APRN-NP, CWOCN-AP. She is one of the newest additions to the Board of Directors, where she is currently serving as a Director. Christine is a devoted nurse and a scholar who has composed multiple medical research articles, but did you know these fun facts about her?

What's your favorite color?
Blue
What's your favorite TV show?
NCIS
What's your favorite movie?
7 Brides for 7 Brothers
What's your favorite season?
I like them all when it's time for  them to start!
Do you have pets? What are their names?
- 2 dogs named Rufus T Bone  and Black Ninja Dog
- 2 cats named Frostbite and  Coal Kitty
- 2 guinea pigs named Reeses and Merm
- 1 leopard gecko named Neal (short for Cornelius)
What's your drink of choice?
Diet Dr. Pepper or a nice glass of wine.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Ticos in Lincoln, Nebraska and Petrows in Omaha, Nebraska
How do you spend weekends? What are your hobbies?
I like to spend time with family as much as possible. My hobbies include reading, listening to music, walking, riding bikes, cooking and baking.
Who is your favorite author?
GK Chesterton
Who is your role model? Why?
Mother Theresa because she is smart, strong and humble.
What's something on your bucket list?
Take a sabbatical in Rome.
What celebrity would you like to have dinner with?
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
What advice do you have for nurses just starting their careers?
Be patient. Smile (even when you don't feel like it). Learn and keep learning.
What is your favorite part about being a WOC nurse?
I like being able to help patients feel human, feel loved and to have a laugh in the worst of situations, even at death's door.
WOC Nurses Receive High Honor from AAN
 
Three WOC nurses have been selected to join the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) 2016 Class of Academy Fellows for their significant contributions to healthcare. The Academy Fellows celebrates nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.

The Society would like to congratulate the following WOC nurses for receiving this prestigious honor:


Joan Culley
PhD, MS, MPH, BSN, RN, CWOCN.

Maureen Dailey
PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CWOCN.
Laurie McNichol
MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, APRN.

Congratulations, ladies! We are proud to have WOC nurses represent leadership and innovation in the healthcare field.

View the complete list of inductees for the 2016 Class of Academy Fellows.


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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.