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WOCNow June 2012

The Society would like to extend its reach to current and potential members via social media, so we want to know, what else are you using besides Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?

The list of social media sites is never ending. Please click here to fill out a quick survey about which social media sites you're using and like best.

We're excited about this issue! In it you will find information on: Education Essentials 4th Edition, 45th Annual Conference, the new JWOCN iPad App, the new Continuing Education Center, a message from WOC Skin Health Safety, post-conference report session recaps, pelvic floor muscle training, the WOCN Health Care Agenda, and more!

WOCN National Office
Education Essentials 4th Edition
In an effort to better meet member needs and trends in continuing education, the WOCN Society has decided to produce the newest installment of the Educational Essentials product in an entirely digital media format!
The 4th Edition features all of the files from the 3rd Edition plus many new files!
To view the table of contents, click here.
Education Essentials 4th Edition is available in the WOCN Bookstore at member and nonmember prices. Enter promotional code EDU5 to receive $5 off your purchase.
Member price: $50 - $5 =$45
Nonmember price: $70 - $5 = $65
Member Spotlight
WOCN member, Linda Droste, MSN, RN, COCN, CWCN, CCCN, received the Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence from the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA).

This award is presented to a registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the nursing care of veterans through excellence in clinical practice. Examples of each area must be addressed:
  • Serving as a role model or mentor for other nurses.
  • Improving nursing care of the veteran through implementing best practices or evidence-based practice.
  • Serving as an advocate for veterans' health care by advancing patient care, legislative action, or participating in local/VISN/national nursing activities.
  • The nominee MUST be a NOVA member and be nominated by a NOVA member or chapter.
Congratulations, Linda!
WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference
Social Media - JWOCN iPad App
This international journal provides continuing education for the entire scope of WOC nursing practice. It is the authoritative resource devoted to the nursing care and management of patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, vascular ulcers, and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles examine these topics in hospital, home and long-term care settings.
Download Your *FREE issue today!
*WOCN members receive the iPad edition as a benefit of membership.
Continuing Education Center (CEC)
The WOCN Society has recreated the Global Learning Center (GLC) as the NEW Continuing Education Center (CEC). The Society is currently transitioning files from the GLC to the CEC, so if you want to purchase any presentations, it still has to be done on the GLC site. We will update you as soon as all of the files are completely transitioned. For now, you can start exploring the CEC.
The sections in the CEC include:
  • Conference Library: All sessions from past conferences available for purchase. View PowerPoint's, sessions, obtain handouts and more.
  • Wound Treatment Associate Program: Earn continuing education from WOCN Society's wound care education program for non-specialty nurses and military medics.
  • Webcasts: Attend LIVE broadcasts of Annual Conference Sessions and download archived webcasts in WOC care.
  • Continuing Education: Looking for continuing education credits in wound, ostomy and continence care? Earn over 40 contact hours by completing WOCN Society's enduring conference activities and certification review courses.
WOC Skin Health Weekly

Members: The WOCN Society is widely recognized by the public and by the nursing profession, as being strongly associated with the education and promotion of wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses. The value of the Society is communicated to all providers and beneficiaries of WOC care, delivery and interests through our publications, education and membership. Therefore, your membership with the Society is valuable and important to us. In appreciation of your membership, we are dedicated to keeping you informed on all aspects of the organization.


At this time, we would like to ensure that members are aware the WOC Skin Health Weekly™ states it is not a publication of, nor is it affiliated in any way with, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). The WOC Skin Health Weekly™ is an independent weekly e-news publication providing career empowerment resources including the latest clinical, industry, and product news, clinical education, marketing research, and the most recently posted jobs requiring expertise in the prevention and treatment of skin breakdown and wound care.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and for understanding the distinct separateness between the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the WOC Skin Health Weekly.

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your continued membership and support.
About the WOCN Society

The WOCN Society 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 incontinence.


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Key Dates and Deadlines
November 1, 2012
June 22 - 26, 2013

Post-Conference Report
The WOCN Society is working to put together a report of all that happened in Charlotte. If you attended the Conference and went to a session that stuck out to you, please print the attached PDF, fill it out, scan it and send it to with the subject line "Conference Session Recap." You can also type your answers in a word document and send it that way.
You can also fax it to 856-439-0525 or mail it to:
WOCN Society
15000 Commerce Parkway
Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
A press release from the U.S. Department of Health Agency reported, "A type of exercise called pelvic floor muscle training is effective for treating adult women with urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) without risk of side effects, according to a new report from the department's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)." Click here to read more.
WOCN Health Care Agenda
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Health Care Agenda has been completed and is now available for you to view. The purpose of the WOCN Society's Health Care Agenda is to promote public policy and advocacy activities that are related to the Society's mission, vision' and strategic goals.
View the WOCN Health Care Agenda here.
Advanced Practice Certification Exam
The highly-anticipated, highest recognition of achievement in WOC nursing, the Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy and Continence certification exam, is now available! If you are an AP nurse, consider taking one or more of the new exams when your current WOCNCB certification comes due for renewal. Content outlines for the AP exam are now available for download on the WOCNCB website.
Election Results
Dea Kent, MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN


Carolyn Watts, BSN, RN, CWON


Director Area #2
Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN (Incumbent)


Director Area #4
Regina Holmes, MSN, RN, CWOCN, FNP (Incumbent)


Nominations Area #2
Shawneen Schmitt, MSN, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN (Incumbent)


Nominations Area #4
Mary McNeill, BS, RN, CWOCN
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