Due to the growing need for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, the WOCN® Society recently launched a campaign called “Fund the Future”. This capital campaign will help to 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 wound, ostomy and continence needs.
The WOC nursing specialty is a multi-faceted role, and as the demand for WOC nurses increase it is vital the profession is equipped with educational training and clinical practice.
Applications for the Fall WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program are now being accepted!
The WOCN Society Foundation is proud to offer two varieties of educational scholarships, each designed for your specific professional needs. Please read the descriptions below to determine which application is right for you.
Accredited Educational Scholarship
This scholarship is open to nurses who are accepted into a WOCN Accredited Educational Program.
Advanced Education Scholarship Program
This scholarship is open to board certified WOC nurses who wish to obtain a higher degree (Baccalaureate, Master's or Doctoral Degree, or NP Certificate).
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, November 1, 2018.
As of July 16, 2018, funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC,
www.guidelines.gov) ended. For more information, please
read the official statement from AHRQ.
At the time the NGC closed the WOCN Society had two guideline summaries posted. The Society is currently exploring other alternatives to keep our guideline summaries available and will keep you informed of future developments.
In the meantime, you can purchase all of the Society's evidence-based guidelines through the
Quick Safety is a monthly newsletter from The Joint Commission which outlines incidents, topics or trends in healthcare that could compromise patient safety.
Read the July issue of Quick Safety, which provides specific guidance to help health care professionals manage pressure injuries from the use of medical devices and suggests safety actions to help patients who suffer from debilitating pressure injuries.
Educational content from the WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia is
If you were unable to attend, you can purchase access to individual sessions or the entire package (64 sessions).
Watch or listen to recordings of sessions with accompanying presentation materials.
Scope & Standards
This new edition covers the full scope of WOC nursing information and outlines competency levels. This resource can be used to articulate the importance and value of the WOC nurse to administrators, legislators, payers, patients and others. Order your copy today.
Free Conference Recordings
If you attended the WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference, you have free access to the educational content with the library pass!
Refer to the email sent on June 27 for instructions to access and share the content with your colleagues.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™(WOCN®) 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 continence concerns.
Copyright 2018 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™. All rights reserved.
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 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.