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One Day Left, The Lymphedema Treatment Act and More

Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
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December 16, 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.
One Day Left

There is only one day left to submit your nominations for the following open positions:
This is your chance to make a difference for the WOCN Society. Please consider nominating an individual(s) that would match the qualifications we are seeking.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
at 11:59 am EST.

Please Note: Active members who are employed by a commercial industry that provides products or services as defined in the WOCN policy are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
The Lymphedema Treatment Act

The Society is a strong supporter of legislation that is currently before Congress. The Lymphedema Treatment Act would provide Medicare coverage for compression therapy. We are pleased to announce that this legislation (H.R. 1608) now has a companion bill in the U.S. Senate (S. 2373).

We are proud to be collaborating with the Lymphedema Advocacy Group on this important legislation, and they have provided an easy way for you to contact your members of Congress. Individuals can send an email letter to their senators and representatives in one easy step (template language provided) by going to

Please take a moment to ask your members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 1608 or S. 2373, and if your members are already sponsors, please thank them for their support.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of those living with lymphedema.
Registration Coming Soon

Registration for the 2016 Joint Conference will open on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

Start the new year off on the right foot by registering for the premier event in WOC education. Take advantage of the early bird pricing and save up to $50 USD.

Check out for all the latest registration information.
Plan on doing some holiday shopping? Why not shop for a cause with Amazon Smile! When you shop with Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the WOCN Foundation and their mission to provide WOC nursing grants and scholarships.
Share Your Knowledge in 2016

The Call for Sessions is open, and the Joint Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a session proposal. The selected topics will be featured in one of our Member Spotlight concurrent sessions.
Share your experience and expertise and help your fellow WOC/ET nurses with issues that hit close to home. Ultimately, you will positively impact the lives of countless patients by providing guidance and advice to the nurses who will care for them. Make an impact and submit your session proposal today.
The deadline for submission is Dec. 22, 2015, Noon EST.

New Certification Review Courses Now Available

Are you preparing for certification or recertification exams? The WOCN Society is here to help you succeed with our new and improved certification review courses. Courses are available in the following three categories:
These courses include the most up-to-date exam content and were recorded during the 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Learn from leaders in WOC nursing for only $60 per session (member price) and start your preparation today.

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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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