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WOCNow April 2012

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April 2012
Dear Member,

Spring is in full force. Flowers are blooming and so is the WOCN® Society! This issue of WOCNow announces new products, new programs, new benefits and more!

Learn more about what the Society has been working on and what it all means to you!




WOCN National Office

WOCN Society's 44th Annual Conference

June 9-13, 2012, Charlotte, N.C.

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The early bird deadline is quickly approaching! Don't miss out on saving up to $60 on your conference registration fee by registering by April 27, 2012!

Learn how you can Grow as a WOC nurse at the Annual Conference by reading our blog post. Be sure to visit for up-to-date information on the WOCN Society's 44th Annual Conference.

The Great Comebacks®
National Awards Dinner

Suprapubic Catheters: Best Practice for Clinicians

Receive $2 Off

This Best Practice document focuses on defining what the catheter is and the advantages of using it compared to other indwelling urethral catheters. You and your faculty will learn the various indications for suprapubic catheters and the complications that can arise in patients with this device. The document also educates on the care of the device, as well as, pre and post operative patient education. Nurses and physicians who treat patients with urinary dysfunction will benefit from this product. Patients will have better experiences and outcomes when caregivers abide by these guidelines.

Use priority code SUPRA2 to receive $2 off your purchase of Suprapubic Catheters Best Practice for Clinicians.

Member price: $15 - $2 = $13

Nonmember price: $20 - $2 = $18

Not a member? Join the Society today!

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

Coming soon to the App Store!

Member Benefit
Empowerment Section

Did you know?

As a whole, the member benefits add up to strengthen your development - personally and professionally. From position statements and white papers to WOCN-accredited education programs and research grants, the WOCN Society offers multiple products and publications to assist in your career growth.


The Society will soon launch the Empowerment section for members only. This member benefit is designed to put all materials you need to grow as a WOC nurse in one place. The empowerment section is your one-stop shop for various tools that can help keep your career on the right path.


The Society will continually add materials to the section. As of now, the section includes:

  • Salary and Productivity Survey updated for 2012
  • CNO presentation
  • Excel templates
Be on the look out for an email announcing the section!

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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 incontinence.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054


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In This Issue
44th Annual Conference
The Great Comebacks®
Home Health PIE
I Love the Society because...
Article Title
Key Dates & Deadlines
Joining Forces
Fall 2011 Scholarship Recipients
Corporate Members
Quick Links
Key Dates & Deadlines
April 22, 2012
April 23, 2012
April 27, 2012

May 1, 2012

May 11, 2012

June 9 - 13, 2012
The WOCNSociety is "Joining Forces"

The WOCN Society recently signed the "Joining Forces" pledge. First Lady Michelle Obama implemented the program to show support of our service members, veterans and their families, particularly when it comes to employment, education and wellness.
Visit the American Nurses Association site to learn more about the organizations who have signed the pledge.
Coming Soon!
Advanced Practice Certification Exam from WOCNCB®
The highly-anticipated, highest recognition of achievement in WOC nursing, 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.
Fall 2011 Scholarship Recipients


Elaine Alleman

Linda Avery

Sarah Fisher
Marilyn Gillis
Katherine Hammetter
Ralph Mangusan
Melissa Sisko



Michelle Ashman

Donna Houpt

Mary Mahoney


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Corporate Members

Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.
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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.