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Nurse Week 2011 has arrived!

April 2011
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43rd Annual Conference
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June 4-8, 2011 - New Orleans
Savor the Experience

Conference registration and housing are now OPEN!
Be sure to visit to stay up to date on all conference activities!
Conference Handouts

This year handouts for the sessions at the Annual Conference will be available electronically. You will not be receiving print versions of these handouts.  However, there will be many ways for you to access the handouts.


  1. An email will be sent to those of you registered, prior to conference, with a link that will allow you to download and/or print the handouts (those that are available) before you come to New Orleans.
  2. There will be print Stations on site at the Annual Conference where you can print the handouts (those that are available).  It is not recommended that you try and print all of the handouts while at conference.
  3. When you arrive in New Orleans you will receive a USB bracelet, sponsored by ConvaTec, in your conference bag. Due to ANCC guidelines, the USB drive cannot be supported by a commercial company and come pre-loaded with educational content. However, you will be able to download all of the available handouts to the USB bracelet via the on-site print stations.
  4. Handouts will also be available to you after you arrive home
Great Comebacks
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You are cordially invited to the Great Comebacks® National Awards Event at the 43rd Annual WOCN® Conference on Saturday evening, June 4th 2011.  Pre registration is required.  Walk-ins will not be allowed. 


This inspirational event recognizes the achievements of people who have overcome Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and other conditions that can lead to ostomy surgery - and the caregivers who have helped them transition to life after surgery.


To support the WOCN Foundation and Youth Rally, we kindly request that registrants make a $20 donation to be split between these two worthy causes.


Event Date/Time
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Reception at 6:30pm; Dinner at 7:30pm


La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Key Dates and Deadlines
2011 Nurse Week
The following dates and deadlines are quickly approaching:
Cycle For Scholarship Update...
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In just one week Dr. Katherine Jeter will be rolling into St. Augustine, completing her 3,100 mile long journey across the country. She embarked on her cross-country cycling tour over seven weeks ago to raise awareness of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nursing and scholarships for nurses interested in pursuing the WOC specialty. To date, we have raised over $184,300. What an amazing accomplishment! Along the way, Katherine has been sharing stories of her trip on her blog, which is linked below.


Check out Dr. Jeter on the cover of Media Planet, a supplement to the Chicago Sun-Times 



  Visit our blog



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The WOC Nursing Scope and Standards 

Scope and Standards

The WOC Nursing Scope and Standards publication is essential to anyone practicing in the field. The information can be used to familiarize WOC nurses with where the profession came from, its current expectations and where it is evolving. Knowledge is power and that is precisely what these volumes provide---knowledge to begin dialogue with administrators, professors, politicians, patients and others to ensure that all decisions regarding WOC nurses come from a well-informed place. This document covers the following about the WOC nurse: a standard definition, inventory of the responsibilities as an advocate, overview of the role played in disease management, review of the expected ethics and values, requirements related to WOC nursing and professional accountability, identification of the specific steps involved in the WOC nursing process, framework for providing patient care, and an overview of the diverse practice environments in which WOC nurses contribute their specialized care.   


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Corporate Opportunities


Interested in growing your wound, ostomy or continence care related business? Contact the WOCN® Exhibits team to find out how becoming a corporate partner with us can benefit you and your company. Chris and Alicia are ready to answer all your exhibit and trade show questions. Call today!

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Sponsor Recognition

Diamond Level


ConvaTec Logo Stack 


Platinum Level

Coloplast Corporation

Hollister Incorporated


Gold Level 

Liberty Medical

Molnlycke HealthCare


Silver Level 



Pfizer Incorporated


Bronze Level 

Hill-Rom Company Inc. 

Healthpoint, Ltd.

Posted: April 20, 2011

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