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About the WOCN Foundation

WOCN Foundation

As demand for WOC nurses increases and the role they play in addressing the needs of patients become more critical, your donation to the WOCN Foundation will equip the profession to respond to and meet future challenges.

Please support this important cause by donating to the WOCN Foundation today. All gifts are 100% tax deductible and will go directly to helping patients' needs.

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What is the WOCN Foundation?

Who we are…

Founded in 1978, the WOCN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation created and operated by the WOCN Society. It was incorporated to oversee two of the Society’s most important elements: research and education.

What we do…

The purposes of the WOCN Foundation are to raise and disseminate funding for educational and research activities related to wound, ostomy and continence nursing. We aim to achieve these objectives for the betterment of the WOC community and to further advance our patients quality of life.

How we do it…

The WOCN Foundation is committed to being the leader in the creation and dissemination of research to support WOC nursing care and the value of the WOC nurse specialist.

Due to the awareness of the growing need for WOC nurses throughout the world and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, the WOCN Society awards educational scholarships. This program provides funding to students attending an accredited WOCN Society Educational Program (WOCNEP) or WOCN Society member pursuing advanced degrees. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and are funded through the generous contributions of inspired individuals, industry partners, endowments and regional/affiliate participation. Through people just like you, we are able to create a lasting network of certified WOC nurses who will continue to provide excellent healthcare to our patients for years to come. More information about the WOCN Foundation Educational Scholarship Program can be found here.

WOCN Foundation Scholarships

What are WOCN Foundation Scholarships?

Much like the saying: "Our children are our future", it is no secret that the survival of the WOC specialty depends on those that come after us. It is because of this great need and the belief that education holds the key to the advancement of our practice that the WOCN Foundation awards educational scholarships. Scholarships are awarded twice a year to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence nursing specialty. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society’s philosophy and scope of practice.

How are these made possible?

The WOCN Foundation is able to provide this benefit to those deserving of it through one method: charity. Whether this charity comes through the generosity and foresight of our corporate partners or through the love and support of you, the private citizen, all of the Foundation scholarship awards are made possible by the charitable donations of those who recognize the value of an accredited WOC nurse. Without this support, many fine and qualified individuals would not be able to attain the training necessary to make a difference in patient's lives.

To make your donation and to help a future WOC nurse, click here.

Who is eligible?

The WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program currently provides two types of awards, semiannually: Accredited scholarship for those nurses wishing to attend an Accredited WOCN Educational Programs and Advanced Education scholarship for those WOC nurses seeking upper-level degrees. There are presently nine educational programs accredited by the WOCN Society

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Click here to begin the application process for an Accredited Educational Scholarship.

Click here to begin the application process for an Advanced Educational Scholarship.

To apply for a WOCN Educational Scholarship, click here.

The WOCN Foundation

Why Donate?

Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) nursing is more than a career, it’s a calling. And, as many WOC nurses will attest, it is a great accomplishment to dedicate your professional life to a specialty that brings satisfaction and personal fulfillment.

Those who are called to WOC nursing often feel great responsibility; responsibility to ensure the specialty continues to thrive through educational and clinical research opportunities that will advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Whether you’re a WOC Nurse, patient, physician or family member of a patient, donating to the WOCN Foundation sends an important message. It says you believe in the value and future of WOC nursing.

Donate to the WOCN Foundation

There are many reasons to donate to the WOCN Foundation. Here are just a few:

  • Help guarantee working and future WOC nurses have the resources to learn, grow and give back.
  • Ensure the future of the specialty through educational programs.
  • Improve patient outcomes.
  • Honor or thank a WOC Nurse who has made a difference in your life.

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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.