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WOCN® Society's 50th Anniversary
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1968 - 2018
50 Years of Making an Impact



Fun Facts:

  • The first meeting of the newly formed American Associate of Enterostomal Therapists (AAET) was held on January 23, 1969 at the Cleveland Clinic. There were 21 attendees.
  • At the time of the first meeting in Cleveland, the AAET (now WOCN® Society) had grown from 12 founders to 33 members. 
  • As of 2018, the WOCN Society has grown to have over 5,200 members!
  • There are currently over 30 official WOCN Society Regions and Affiliates across North America.
  • Click here to learn more about the early history of the WOCN Society.

Fund the Future

We recently launched the Fund the Future campaign to help create and grow a lasting network of certified WOC nurses, generate a heightened awareness of the specialty and further advance the quality of life for patients with WOC needs. Help us support 50 more years of WOC nursing by "funding the future today! All donations will provide educational scholarships to students attending a WOCN Accredited Program. Thank you for your support!

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