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New WOCNEP, election info, and more

Thursday, March 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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March 4, 2015
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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

1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054


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 WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Introducing the Newest WOCNEP

WOCN Society is proud to announce its newest WOCNEP: the Wound and Ostomy Education Program at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing, San José State University (SJSU). Located in San José, California, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the west coast. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing was founded in 1946 and has become well-established in the Bay Area. Today the school offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctor of nursing practice education to a diverse student population.

Learn more about the program and other WOCNEPs.

50% Off the Entire WOCN Society Bookstore

Need to brush up on your reading before attending the Annual Conference? For the month of March, the Society is providing members a special 50% discount on all inventory in the Bookstore PLUS free shipping. Take advantage of this great deal to stock up on publications, guidelines, and apparel. Use promo code MARCH50 at checkout.

Visit the Bookstore today!

Did You Vote Yet?

The WOCN Society national election is currently underway. This important election will determine the President-Elect, Director-at-Large Area #1, Director-at-Large Area #3, and two Nominating Committee members. On Tuesday, March 3, the Society sent all members eligible to vote an email featuring a link to the election website and a unique voter ID number. Active, Retired Active, and Honorary Life Members are eligible; if you have membership in one of these categories and did not receive an email with your voter ID number, please let us know.

Be sure to cast your vote before Tuesday, March 31.

Let Us Help You Get to San Antonio


This year we want to help you map out a plan to get to San Antonio. For those of you that need help getting support from your supervisor, here is a sample letter that can be used as a guide.

For additional information about the value of attending this year's annual conference, check out the Conference Insider.

Also, be sure to check out the latest post on the WOCN Blog to learn more about how to win a trip to conference via the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety.

Help Put Students on the Path to Becoming a WOC Nurse

Be sure to share information about the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference with nursing students and recent graduates. As these individuals begin to look for potential career paths, share with them your experience as a WOC nurse and encourage them to attend the conference to learn more about the WOC specialty. As many students prepare to graduate this spring, attending conference can provide them with excellent exposure to the many facets of WOC nursing. The Society offers special student member registration rates to encourage the participation of the next generation of WOC nurses. Learn more about conference registration.

*Full-time students who are studying to become registered nurses or are in an accredited WOCNEP can take advantage of the student rates. Students must show proof of student status (e.g., copy of current enrollment or letter from faculty advisor) with registration.

Learn More about the WTA Program

The WTA Program is an online wound care educational program geared toward non-specialty licensed wound care providers and medics/corpsmen. The purpose of the WTA Program is to prepare participants in all care settings to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC APRN, or physician. Upon successful completion of the Program, nurse participants will receive 21.0 contact hours. For additional information, watch the video below or visit the WTA website.

Join Now Contact Us: 888-224-WOCN(9626)

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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.

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