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New Beginnings

Monday, September 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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September 21, 2016

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Key Dates and Deadlines
Fall Scholarship Deadline
Tuesday, Nov. 1
11:59 PM ET

2017 Abstract Submission Deadline
Wednesday, Nov. 2
11:00 AM ET
A Special Thank You
The WOCN® Society would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the following donors to the WOCN Society Scholarship Fund:

Dr. Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, for a generous donation of $2,000.

Sage Products, LLC, for a generous donation of $2,500.
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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.

A New Beginning

Society member Ann-Marie Waechter, BSN, RN, CWCN, MS-BC, is on board the Africa Mercy, the world's largest private hospital ship.

Ann-Marie is serving as part of an advance team that is providing specialized care to those in Africa who have no other access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthetic care.

She is documenting her experience in a series of guest blogs. Read the first blog post titled, "A New Beginning," which details the beginning of her new nursing journey.

If you have a story you would like to share, please email us at
Website Redesign
We are in the process of redesigning our website to make mobile friendly, user friendly and easier to navigate! Please bear with us while we make changes to the layout.

To celebrate the new website, we will be holding a trivia contest with a great prize! Stay tuned for more details.
Continuing Education Credits Made Easy
Check out the latest pairs of continuing education courses and guidelines, manuals and best practice documents that make for an effortless education experience.

Members receive discounted prices through the members-only bookstore.

Professional Practice Document  Professional Practice Course
Rooted in Results

Submit an abstract in the areas of wound, ostomy, continence or professional practice and join your peers in Salt Lake City to show how your research is rooted in results.

The submission site will be open until Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:00 AM ET. Authors who are selected to present their posters will receive notification in December.
Did You Know?
Trudy Huey, MSN, RN, CWOCN, is a new addition to the Society Board of Directors and currently serves as director-at-large.

Trudy mentors fellow nurses by teaching them her tricks of the trade. She is a dedicated nurse and a fierce learner, but did you know these fun facts about Trudy?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite tv show?
Fixer Upper
What is your favorite season?
Do you have any pets? What are their names?
I don't have pets.
What is your drink of choice?
Sweet tea. It's a southern thing.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Ruth Chris Steak House
How do you spend your weekends? What are your hobbies? Reading, walking and spending time with family.
Who is your favorite author? John Clancy
Who is your role model and why? Maya Angelou for her grace, wisdom and teaching the importance of education as a lifelong pursuit.
What is something on your Bucket List? Drive a Formula One Race Car. I have completed the NASCAR Driving School and am ready to move up to the next level!
What celebrity would you like to have dinner with? Oprah Winfrey
What advice do you have for nurses just starting their careers?
This is not a job but a professional calling. You will walk with your patients through their most vulnerable times. Always appreciate what an honor it is to have the opportunity to help your patients and their families develop and reach their healthcare goals.
What is your favorite part about being a WOC nurse?
The autonomy and privilege of having a caseload of patients that you may follow short or long term. Teaching patients, learning from them and being their advocate when needed. Being a part of a multidisciplinary team that strives to deliver positive patient outcomes every day. Each new day brings challenges to keep you engaged, and learning is so very satisfying.
Skin Safety Award Follow Up

Interested in learning more about this year's winners of the 3M Excellence in Skin Safety Award? Check out this article on how the winners are working diligently to prevent pressure ulcers in their facility.

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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 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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