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March 2014 WOCNow

Thursday, March 20, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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MARCH 2014
WOCN Society 
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Key Dates and Deadlines
April 13-19, 2014

Spring Scholarship Deadline
May 1, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee
June 21-25, 2014

June 6-10, 2015

2016 WOCN/CAET Joint Conference
Montreal, Québec, Canada
June 4-8, 2016 
Career Opportunities
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Continuing Education Center (CEC)

Visit the CEC to advance your career.

Browse over 60 CE courses with discounts for WOCN Society members.
Online Conference Library
JWOCN on the iPad
Become a WTA Course Coordinator

 The WOCN Society has developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Online Course, an educational program designed to increase patient access to skilled wound care providers.

 For all of the program information, visit

Industry Partners

Corporate Members

Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.

Educational Needs Assessment Survey  
Deadline Extended 
In an effort to meet the needs of our membership, the Society has extended the deadline for the 2014 Educational Needs Assessment Survey to Thursday, March 27, 2014. If you have not done so yet, please take the survey.


The results of this survey will allow the National Conference Planning Committee and the Education Committee to develop and refine current educational applications to meet the identified needs of WOC nurses in 2014 and 2015.


Please complete this short, five-minute survey by 11:59pm (ET), Thursday, March 27, 2014. 


All responses will remain anonymous.

WOC Nurse Week 2014 
This year, we're thanking our WOC nurses for the work they do all year during WOC Nurse Week, April 13-19, 2014.

Look for your 2014 WOC Nurse Week packet in the mail this week! 

In addition to a WOC Nurse Week photo contest, the Society will also be asking WOC nurses to share their stories of "compassionate care & results" for a chance to win discounts and free CE courses from the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC). Keep an eye on your inbox and the Society's social media channels; more information will be available soon!

WOC Nurse Week is supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

Ostomy Nightmares on Music Boulevard 

Do you have a patient with a complex fistula/ostomy issue that has proved difficult to manage? Is it keeping you up at night? Is it giving you nightmares? The "Ostomy Nightmares on Music Boulevard" session to be held during the Annual Conference on Monday, June 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, will be an interactive opportunity to present your case with your colleagues and brainstorm solutions.


You will have 10 minutes to present your case study and five minutes will be allotted for audience participation/suggestions.   Presentation should be 4-6 slides. The first slide should include patient history and the subsequent slides should include pictures.

This will be an interactive session. You can poll your colleagues on solutions and they can respond using an interactive audience response device. The audience will also be able to ask questions.

This is a unique session that will allow you to share one of your "nightmares" with the conference attendees, have a group discussion and consider ways to manage your patient nightmare.

Submissions will be reviewed and four cases will be selected to present. Please send your submissions to Colleen Drolshagen at

Deadline for submissions is May 5, 2014.
Join Us in Nashville!
Have you registered for the Society's 46th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee? Don't miss out on the fun! Learn from industry leaders as you fine tune your skills and network with fellow WOC professionals, June 21-25, 2014. 
Never been to a WOCN Society Annual Conference? View the video below to see some of the highlights from last year's conference in Seattle, Washington.

Get emPOWERed at Region and Affiliate Conferences This Fall!

Have you heard the news? The emPOWERed program is coming to a city near you this fall. Join us for the "Advancing Your Professional Practice" session at select Region and Affiliate conferences, including:

Learn more!


"The 'Advancing Your Professional Practice' session helped me rethink 'thinking outside of the box' with a review of my role as a WOC nurse and its impact on institutional goals and positive patient outcomes." - Session Attendee


The emPOWERed program is supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew 

Free Shipping Now Available
The Society is now offering free shipping on all purchases made through the WOCN Bookstore.
Strengthen your WOC skills and education today! Browse the WOCN Bookstore for the latest publications from the WOCN Society aimed at helping WOC professionals advance the practice and guide delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wounds, ostomies ad continence concerns. Discounts available for WOCN Society members. 
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 continence concerns. 


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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