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WOCNow - September 2011

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Dear WOCN® Member,


As the leaves begin to change, WOCNow has some exciting changes as well. We will be featuring new articles, benefits and highlights each month including Conference features, Educational highlights, a spotlight on Social Media, and a monthly Member Benefit feature.

If there is something you'd like to be featured in WOCNow that you don't see listed above, take our survey and let us know what interests you! Not a member? Join WOCN® now!


Call for Research Proposals
The Center for Clinical Investigation

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The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society© (WOCN®) provides funding for research grants for WOCN® members annually. The grants are funded through the generosity of WOCN® Society's corporate partners and WOCN®. CCI expands the existing research base for WOC nursing practice and facilitates WOC nurses to develop their roles as clinical investigators through funded research projects.


CCI is pleased to announce the 2012 Call for Research Proposals for 2012 grants. If you are a member of WOCN®, you are eligible to apply for one of the six grants! View the six grants available. International members are encouraged to apply.


Please submit a Notice of Interest email anytime before the grant submission deadline to Linda Dahle, Program Associate ( if you are considering applying for a 2012 research grant. This is not a commitment, and you can notify CCI later if you change your mind. This allows CCI to send you any updates or resources to assist you.

The submission deadline for research grant proposals is January 30, 2012.

Attention WOCN® Members!
Member Benefit Highlight: Forums

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WOCN® is strongly committed to offering services and benefits that enhance our members' professional development. The Forums are one of our most valuable benefits and provide a venue for discussion of topics related to WOC nursing. The Forums are divided into four categories: Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Professional Practice.

The informative posts and conversations happening right now can help you stay connected with WOC members', gaining an insight on what is going on within the specialty across the country.

Join the discussions now by logging in to the Member Center at and click "Forums" in the navigation bar.

Sponsor Recognition

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Gold Level


Molnlycke Health Care

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Smith & Nephew

Healthpoint Biotherapeutics

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Hill-Rom Company Inc.


44th Annual Conference
Save the Date

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June 9-13, 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
Educating with Ideas for Tomorrow

Call for Abstracts opened in August. Click here to submit your abstract.

Registration and Housing will open in January 2012.

Be sure to visit to stay up to date on all conference activities.


Back to School Special!

WOCN Education Essentials

WOC Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) is accredited by WOCN®. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Educational Essentials CD offer students and their professors the most up-to-date information for the WOC specialty. This product is your one-stop source for all things WOC.


If you are a student attending one of the WOCN® Society's accredited programs, but are not yet a member of WOCN®, we would like to offer you a special incentive. After joining WOCN® as an active member for $125, we will send you the 3rd Edition Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Educational Essentials CD...for FREE! This is a $70 value making your yearly membership only $55.


If you or someone you know is interested in this great deal, please contact Director of Member Services, Heather Martinek at


LinkedIn Introduction

As you may know, the WOCN® is connecting with members through various channels of social media. In late June, we developed a WOCN® group on LinkedIn for professionals within health care and nursing to communicate.


So, what is LinkedIn? Think of this social media site as something similar to Facebook, where members can become friends or "connect" with others who share similar interests. LinkedIn is the "Facebook for Professionals". You can connect with other nurses and WOC members from all over the country to discuss the hottest topics in your specialty.


Don't have a LinkedIn? Visit
www.LinkedIn.comand sign up today. It's fast and easy. Complete your profile by adding your current and past job titles, education and a summary of yourself. Join the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society© group and get chatting with other WOC professionals!


Connect with WOCN®!

WOCN® wants to stay in touch with you! Find us on the following social media sites to start discussions or ask questions!

View our profile on LinkedIn

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Please contact the WOCN® Society's National Office at Logo Small
15000 Commerce Parkway
Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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