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WOCNow: Get A Sneak Peek at WOC Nurse Week! 🌎

Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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March 18, 2020
We are so grateful for all of our nurses on the front lines during this Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Thank you for all you do.
Get Ready To Celebrate
WOC Nurse Week
For this year's Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 12-18, we want to empower WOC nurses to celebrate the incredible impact they make in their communities and around the world.

In a few weeks, members will receive their WOC Nurse Week materials in the mail. Until then, we've created a special WOC Nurse Week page on Visit to access digital assets and information to help you make the most out of your WOC Nurse Week 2020 celebrations. We'll be adding more information and tools in the coming weeks so be sure to check back often.

Thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the world. We can't wait to celebrate YOU!
Apply Concepts of Global
Knowledge at the Local Level
Join us on April 15th for a special WOC Nurse Week rebroadcasted webinar, "Glocal” Perspectives on Healthcare: WOC Practice with Diverse Populations," presented by Lynette Franklin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN.
This session will review the definitions of global health, speaker’s experiences from different parts of the world, and the concept of “glocal” care (translating global knowledge and understanding at the local level).  Learn more.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Smith+Nephew. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.
Save Now on Registration
for WOCNext 2020
WOCNext 2020 has the biggest selection of evidence-based education for wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care. There's 50 sessions in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute formats to choose from according to your specialty, your practice setting, or the level of information that meets your needs. You'll have the opportunity to earn 20+ Contact Hours and 5.5 Pharmacology Credits by attending sessions and viewing posters in the Poster Hall. View our robust event schedule.

Early bird registration ends April 24! Don't miss out on significant savings to the premier WOC nursing event of the year.
Earn Contact Hours On the Go!
New for this year: Earn Contact Hours when you listen to select WOCTalk podcast episodes released in 2020.

How to determine which episodes award Contact Hours
Visit and look for episode titles marked with a *.

How to Earn Contact Hours for Listening
Following the last episode at the end of the year, the Contact Hour claiming system will open and you will be asked to identify the episodes you listened to and complete an evaluation. Following submission of the evaluation, you will receive your certificate.
Nurses Ranked Most Honest
Profession 18 Years in a Row!
For the 18th year in a row, Americans have rated nurses as the #1 most ethical and honest profession, according to a recent poll by Gallup. reported, "t he 2019 poll revealed that 85% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high,” coming in even higher than last year’s numbers. The honor is an impressive one, as the poll included other medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, and pharmacists. Nursing holds a high margin as the most honest and ethical, with the next most honest profession, engineering, ranking at 66%." 

Here's to 18 years in a row and the Year of the Nurse! Read the full article on
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Get Involved on the National Level
We're looking for members to volunteer with us! Even if you don't 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. Volunteer applications close tonight at 11:59 PM EDT.
Learn How to Perform and Document
a Comprehensive Foot Care Exam
Earn 1 free Contact Hour with a NEW wound course available in the CEC.

Contact Hour: 1.00

Members have free access to CEC courses. Not a member?  Join now!  
New Episode of WOCTalk

On this episode we sit down with Kathleen McLaughlin, DNP, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Chair of the WOCN Society’s Accreditation Committee to talk about the purpose and responsibilities of the committee and how it supports the Society, its members, and the greater nursing community.

Listen in to learn more about accreditation and the resources available to nurses.
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
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, or participated in service-learning trips, we want to hear from you! 

Sign up for ways you want to share your story. Let's show the world how WOC nurses are making a difference!
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.
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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