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WOCNow: New Ostomy Bite-Sized Learning CE Course

Thursday, February 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
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February 6, 2019 
Cast Your Ballot for the WOCN Election
Vote in the 2019 WOCN Society' Annual Election
The WOCN Society's Annual Election will end on March 6, 2019. Please cast your ballot if you have not already done so.

This important election will determine the following:
  • President-Elect position
  • TWO Director positions
  • TWO Nominating Committee members
  • The 2019 WOCN Society's Bylaws Amendments
WOCN Full members, Retired members and Lifetime members are eligible to vote and should have received an election email on Monday, February 4. If you did not receive this email, or if you are unsure of your unique Voter ID #, please contact the WOCN National Office at
NEW Ostomy Bite-Sized CE Course
Bite-sized learning CE courses break down important WOC nursing information in 30-minutes or less.

Jennifer Turner, MSN-Ed, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
0.32 Contact Hours
View all of the bite-sized learning courses that are available in the Continuing Education Center (CEC):

Maureen Rosette, BSN, RN, CWOCN
0.44 Contact Hours

Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN
0.41 Contact Hours

T. Ellen Woodcock, BSN, RN, CWON
0.10 Contact Hours
Share the Love this Valentine's Day
By their very nature, nurses give love and compassion to others every day. This Valentine's Day, share the love by donating a gift to the Fund the Future campaign in honor of a WOC nurse who has positively impacted your life.

Your tax-deductible gift will support educational funding for nurses who are beginning their journey into the WOC nursing specialty and is a meaningful way to show your love and appreciation for that special WOC nurse in your life.
Nominate a Colleague
for the Future is Bright Award
The Future is Bright Award recognizes a new WOC nurse who exemplifies the scope of the WOC nursing as defined in the WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition.

We encourage all members* to submit a nomination by Tuesday, March 5, 2019. This is a great way to recognize one of your peers who is new to their WOC nursing role.

The award recipient will receive compensation to offset expenses to attend WOCNext 2019 in Nashville and will be presented with the award during the opening session awards ceremony.
Learn Evidence-Based Healthcare
Strategies at WOCNext
Don't miss WOCNext in Nashville. This event is designed to equip you with evidence-based strategies to face challenging issues that span across specialties, care settings and patient populations.

WOCNext will provide you with an enhanced experience including:
  • Interactive sessions with live polling and speaker Q&A via a smartphone or tablet.
  • Varied educational formats in 30, 60, and 90-minute sessions. View the event schedule.
  • One-on-one appointments with exhibitors for increased product knowledge. View the Exhibit Hall Floor Plan.
  • Enriched networking opportunities to meet WOC practitioners and researchers who work with diverse patient populations in various practice settings.
Save up to $50 on registration fees before May 3.
The 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety recognizes an individual or team for creating and sustaining a successful skin damage prevention program that demonstrates positive clinical outcomes, teamwork and knowledge transfer.

The Society will award the winning program with a complimentary trip to WOCNext 2019. An individual or up to four members of the winning team will be invited to attend the conference, with the award covering conference registration, airfare and lodging.
Dates & Deadlines
WOCN Election Ends
March 6, 2019, 11:59 pm ET

March 6, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Nashville, TN
New WOCTalk Episode
Episode 9 of WOCTalk, A Unique Approach to Neonatal Wound Care, is now available.

In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Stephanie Furtado, BScN, RN, ET MClScWH, SWO, to discuss her unique approach to a micropreemie patient born at just 24 weeks. Stephanie outlined her approach within her merit award winning poster at the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference in 2018.
Stephanie Furtado award winning poster on Unique Approach to Neonatal Wound Care
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
JWOCN Collection
The JWOCN Incontinence Associated Dermatitis collection of articles contains resources designed to define and describe the characteristics of this disorder, to distinguish it from pressure ulcers, and to provide evidence based guidelines for prevention and treatment.
Certification Review Courses
Courses presented by leaders in WOC nursing to help your prepare for your certification or re-certification exams.

Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN
2.52 Contact Hours

Paula Erwin-Toth, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, FAAN
2.57 Contact Hours

2.38 Contact Hours
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.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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