We know how challenging the job of a WOC nurse can be. The WOCN Society is an active and engaged community of like-minded professionals who support one another at local, regional, and national levels. From online forums that provide real-time advice on best practices to resources that help you demonstrate your value to management, our network is all about building each other up as professionals, providing peace-of-mind on the job, and sharing our passion for WOC care. Membership benefits at a glance:
- 60+ FREE Online Courses totaling 45+ Contact Hours
- 30+ Courses via JWOCN for 80+ Contact Hours
- Discounted Registration to WOCNext
- 70+ Free Publications of WOC Care Best Practices
- 5,000+ WOC Nursing Professionals In Your Corner
- FREE Contact Hours via Webinars Live and On-Demand
MEMBER – $135
Membership may be granted to any individual with an interest in the field of wound, ostomy or continence care that supports the purpose, mission and goals of the Society. Members are eligible to vote and serve* on a committee or task force with approval from the Board of Directors.
*Only those members holding a certification through the WOCNCB may serve in a Board position. CFCN and WTA-C are ineligible unless they also hold another WOCNCB certification.
Student – $65
Student membership may be granted to any individual who is a full-time student in a health-related field or attending a WOCN accredited educational program. Student Members may not make motions, vote or serve on the Board of Directors. They may serve on a committee or task force with approval from the Board of Directors.
*Rate valid for one year of membership only.
Why join the WOCN Society?
HANDLE EVERYDAY DEMANDS WITH RELEVANT WOC EDUCATION
A day in the life of a WOC nurse is demanding: patients are unique and situations are challenging, but you persevere because you’re dedicated to helping others. To make the most of each day for your patients and for your professional growth, education is essential. Our online and in-person education opportunities provide relevant, on-the-job instructions based on current best practices. With resources for every type of learner, you’ll be ready to handle whatever the day brings.
DEEPEN YOUR DEDICATION TO WOC CARE THROUGH ADVOCACY
You’re passionate about WOC care and about patient outcomes, and WOCN gives you a platform to influence public policy for both. Since 1968, we’ve advocated for WOC care, and today, are known by policy makers as the subject-matter expert. We have people paying attention to every aspect of WOC care, and pride ourselves on the significant strides we’ve made to policy. As a member, you can deepen your dedication to WOC care with a voice that will be heard and advocated for.
REACH YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL WITH CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE
Advancing the practice of WOC care takes hard work, but that doesn’t stop us from spearheading the research or funding the investment. We facilitate and share evidence- and consensus-based research that advances WOC care and careers. Our members not only have access to this research but can contribute to it by participating in studies, attending conferences and webinars, and disseminating findings from podcasts, courses, and more. With research like this, you can elevate the care you provide, the career you want, and the professional you are.
FEEL THE POWER OF A COMMUNITY THAT CARES ABOUT THE SAME THINGS YOU DO
WOC nurses are special people. They’re fiercely loyal and driven to see their patients succeed. As the only WOC organization historically focused on nurses, we get you and we get that patient outcomes require an approach that considers the full care continuum. Through our education, advocacy, research, and networking initiatives that focus on the whole patient, we give everything we have to the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with WOC needs, just like you do.