We're working hard at the WOCN® National Office to continue to provide you with excellent educational tools that will assist in your day-to-day work. You'll be receiving many emails in the coming months reminding about a variety of topics.
In the coming months, look for:
- Salary and Productivity Survey
- 3M Conference Competition
- The WOCN® Society's 44th Annual Conference Updates
- WOC for Wellness (Virtual)
- WOCNews Issue 1 - Early March
WOCN® National Office
WOCN®Society's 44th Annual Conference
June 9-13, 2012
Registration and Housingis now open for the WOCN® Society's 44th Annual Conference. Don't miss early bird registration (April 27, 2012)!
Mary Jane Mapes, an award-winning leadership/communications strategist works with organizations that want to create great relationships and develop a culture of excellence. She will close the conference with her session, "You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing - Maximize Your Relationships, Your Influence and Your Life." Learn more at the WOCN® Society's 44th Annual Conference Latest News section of the conference website.
Be sure to visit 2012.wocn.org for up-to-date information on the WOCN® Society's 44th Annual Conference.
The Great Comebacks®
National Awards Dinner
Attention members! Did you know you can help the Society help other members?
You may have noticed an increase in emails recently. That is because the Society is working on putting together the WOC Nursing Salary and Productivity Survey.
The information contained for the report will represent complete, accurate and up-to-date compensation and productivity data on the WOC nursing industry. The report is designed to allow a user to easily compare their compensation and productivity levels with their peers.
The data have been aggregated in the following groupings so users can compare their own data to the results of similar respondents. These aggregations include:
- All Respondents
- By Education Level
- By Geographical Area
- By Years of Nursing Experience
- By Primary Practice Setting
- By WOCNCB® Certified/Not Certified
- By Licensed/Not Licensed Advance Practice Nurse
- By Prescriptive Authority/No Prescriptive Authority
- By Management Responsibility/No Management Responsibilities
This is where you come in!
Be sure to open those emails and take the survey to help give fellow WOCN® members the most accurate information.
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Portable Instruction Education (PIE) Home Health 1st Edition
Receive 50 Percent Off
Do you work in the home health care field?
If so, what tools do you use to ensure your
patients receive the best care possible?
The Home Health PIE is an organized collection of the WOCN® Society's educational tools aimed to assist practitioners in the home health care field to: train staff, provide quick assessment tools, print patient care documents, and learn the best techniques for care of patients with wound, ostomy, and continence needs.
The CD consists of more than 100 resources (PowerPoints, PDF's, web-links) available for download. Some of the resources include: information on OASIS, pressure ulcer assessment, pouching options, and indwelling catheters.
Use priority code HOME50 to receive 50 percent off of this great product.
Member price: $80 - $40 =$40
Nonmember price: $100 - $50 =$50
SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED
Happy Valentine's Day!
Tell Us Why You Love the WOCN® Society
What do you think of when you hear the month February? Many people will say they think of red roses, balloons and heart-shaped candy. Yes, a lot of you probably thought of Valentine's Day and love when you heard February.
This month, we want you to tell us why you love being apart of the Society. Connect with the Society on social media, if you haven't already.
So ask yourself, "what has the Society done for me that helped me personally and/or professionally?" Then, visit our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share with us.
Coming Soon: Advanced Practice Certification Exam from WOCNCB®
The Highest Recognition of Achievement in WOC Nursing
The highly-anticipated launch date of the Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy and Continence certification exam is June 2012. If you are an AP nurse, consider taking one or more of the new exams when your current WOCNCB® certification comes due for renewal. Content outlines for the AP exam are now available for download on the WOCNCB® website.
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 incontinence.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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Call for Research Proposals
The Center for Clinical Investigation
The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) annually provides funding for research grants
to Society members. The Society and its corporate sponsors generously fund the grants.
Members of the Society are eligible to apply for one of seven grants! International members are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a Notice of Interest email anytime before the grant submission deadline to Linda Dahle, Program Associate
(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are considering applying for a 2012 research grant. This just allows CCI to send you updates or resources; it does not commit you to anything.
The submission deadline for research grant proposals is
February 27, 2012.
The WOCN® Society's Fall 2011 Scholarship Recipients
Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.