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Getting Started with the OCA Program
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How Do I Get Started with the OCA Program?

The OCA Program is currently being developed and will launch in late 2017. For more information, please email oca@wocn.org and read the OCA brochure.

If you are a non-WOC certified nurse or ostomy care provider, then the OCA Program is for you!

If you currently work in a hospital, health care system or a home health facility, please contact your WOC nurse and ask him/her to become a WOCN-approved OCA course coordinator (application coming soon) to offer this Program in your healthcare setting.

Criteria and responsibilities for OCA Course Coordinator

Criteria and responsibilities for OCA Clinical Skills Instructor

Cost of the Program

Cost of OCA Program is comprised of two parts:

  1. Flat fee of $2,500 for a three-year Program license. This fee allows the licensing facility/individual to enroll up to 100 nurses into the Program.
  2. Participant license fee of $150 per each nurse who participates in the program.

The OCA Program is currently being developed and will launch in late 2017. For more information, please email oca@wocn.org and read the OCA brochure.

Cancellation, Transfer and Refund Policies

The following policies apply to OCA three-year license fees (flat fee of $2,500):

  1. All cancellation, refund and/or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to oca@wocn.org.
  2.  An approved OCA Course Coordinator must purchase a three-year program license within 30 days from the date her/his application is approved. If a three-year program license is not purchased during that time, application approval will expire and you will have to reapply.
  3. Requests to transfer the three-year program license from one Course Coordinator to another will be considered and accommodated on case-by-case basis.
  4. Cancellation requests for the three-year program license must be made within six (6) month after the license is purchased and will be considered on case-by-case basis. If a refund is requested and approved, only 50% of the flat fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued on cancellations of the three-year program license fee if participant(s) has/have been enrolled and accessed program content.

The following policies apply to OCA participant fees ($150/each):

  1. All cancellation, refund and/or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to oca@wocn.org.
  2. Requests to transfer the OCA participant licenses will be considered on case-by-case basis and accommodated based on availability. No transfers will be honored once a course participant initiated training by accessing course content.
  3. Refund requests after 60 days from purchase will not be honored. If a refund is requested and approved, the participant fee will be refunded, less 20% processing fee.
  4. No refunds will be processed on cancellations of participant licenses if training is in progress.

Additional information

Learning outcomes for OCA Program

Sample position description for OCA graduate

WOCN Society Position Statement: Role and Scope of Practice for Ostomy Care Providers

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