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WOCNow: We Want to Hear From YOU!📣

Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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February 19, 2020
Revitalize. Recharge. Realign.
at WOCNEXT 2020
If you're looking to revitalize the nurse within you, recharge your WOC care education, and realign with your peers and industry partners, look no further than WOCNext 2020.
Click here to learn more and view our exciting event schedule lineup!

Register and book your housing TODAY to save!
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Help Us Celebrate YOU!
Did you know that the World Health Organization officially named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife ? This decision was made in order to celebrate the impact nurses' make throughout the world, highlight the challenges they face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing workforce. 

Help us celebrate YOU!  We want to highlight our members' stories in upcoming emails, on social media, on our website, through videos and our WOCTalk podcast episodes. If you've faced and overcome challenges, received an award or recognition, advocated for the specialty and your patients, provided your expertise through service learning trips, we want to hear from you! Tell us your story and help us show the world how WOC nurses are making a difference.
Get Involved on the National Level
We're currently looking for members to volunteer with us! We know your time is valuable, and we hope that you find your volunteer experience worthwhile.

Even if you do not consider yourself an expert or believe you have sufficient experience to get involved, we value your knowledge and experience, and encourage you to consider volunteering as a way to enhance your professional development. Visit wocn.org/volunteer to view all currently available volunteer opportunities.
What Nursing Education
Do You Want To Learn About?
We're committed to offering high quality education through various opportunities to help WOC nurses raise their competency levels and promote professional development. To better meet the educational needs and wants of WOC nurses, w e want to hear from you--tell us how we can improve! WOCN committees use the information you submit to inform the continuing education content that is featured at WOCNext and in the CEC.

Take a few minutes to complete our nursing educational needs assessment survey and be entered to win a year of free membership ! Please be sure to fill in your name and email to be entered into the drawing. One lucky member will be randomly selected to win. Please provide feedback by Friday, March 13.
Apply Knowledge of IAD
Across a Patient's Lifetime
Earn 1 free Contact Hour with a NEW continence course available in the Society's CEC.

Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Contact Hour: 1.00

WOCN members have free access to CEC courses. Not a member?  Join now!  
Recognize Your Facility’s Skin Champions
Does your hospital have a skin champion team or program? Enter the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety for the chance to be recognized as an industry leader for skin and wound care. The winning program (an individual or up to 4 members of the team) will be awarded a complimentary trip to WOCNext 2020.
Submissions accepted until March 4, 11:59 PM EST.
New Episode of WOCTalk

On this episode, we sit down with 2 CWOCN nurses from Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health; Lisa Kirk, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Tim Luttrell, BSN, RN, CWOCN. Lisa and Tim co-authored a Merit Award winning poster presented at WOCNext 2019 in Nashville titled, “The Use of a Low-Profile Gastrostomy Device to Enhance Malone Antegrade Continence Enema (MACE) Irrigation”.

Read the abstract for this co-authored poster.
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Apply for a Scholarship
The WOCN Society Foundation is proud to
offer two varieties of educational scholarships
to nursing students.

The Accredited Educational Scholarship is for nurses wishing to attend a WOCN Accredited Nursing
Education Program.

The Advanced Educational Scholarship is for nurses who are obtaining a higher degree, such as a Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
The application deadline is
Friday, May 1.
Accreditation
Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.
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