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2019 Nurse Week

Not all superheroes wear capes! During Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 14-20, 2019, the WOCN® Society is celebrating and empowering WOC nurses to discover the superhero that lives within them. As educators, researchers, leaders, experts and caregivers, each WOC nurse has a unique set of skills that allow them to bring unparalleled quality and value to the lives of individuals who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

The Society believes the right choice to deliver evidence-based care to these individuals are nurses educated by WOCN Society-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs) and/or nurses who are certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®).

As we once again celebrate WOC Nurse Week, we are urging each of our members to reflect and celebrate their unique skills that enable them to impact outcomes and improve patient care each and every day. Discover the superhero inside of you! Participate in WOC Nurse Week by:

  • Proudly displaying your WOC Nurse Week poster.
  • Wearing your WOC nurse pin with pride!
  • Recognizing and celebrating with other WOC nursing colleagues.
  • Entering the online photo contest.
  • Joining us for a special webinar during WOC Nurse Week for a chance to earn one free Contact Hour.
  • Listening in to our special WOC Nurse Week podcast.


WOC Nurse Week Materials

Download the Poster to hang in your office or faculty break room, or use it as a flyer to place in everyone's mailboxes.

Download the Official WOC Nurse Week 2019 Toolkit to gain access to our WOC Nurse Week 2019 logo library and special tips and resources to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year!

Download a Letterhead Template to communicate with internal and external audiences.

WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest

This contest has ended.
Congratulations to this year's winner, Jessica Raub, BSN, RN, CWON


Join Us to Earn One Free Contact Hour!


This webinar is being offered free of charge. You must register to participate. 
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Session Description:
This session was originally presented during the WOCN® Society’s 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, and is now being rebroadcasted due to popular demand and importance of this educational topic. Live Q&A will be available at the conclusion of rebroadcast.

This session focused on care coordination and collaboration by WOC nurses; ethics in WOC nursing, current issues and trends that influence WOC nursing; future considerations and challenges for WOC nursing; and standards of WOC nursing practice and professional performance based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice.

This session was originally presented by members of the WOC Scope and Standards Task Force during the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference. These WOC nurse experts intrigued attendees with vignettes and practical application hints on how to enhance your professional practice by embracing the scope and fulfilling the standards.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will be able to apply the new scope and standards to every day practice situations.


Listen and Learn About WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition

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During WOC Nurse Week 2019, we will publish a special WOCTalk podcast episode on Friday, April 19 to review webinar content from the session Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode! Visit for more information.

Please note: Contact Hours are not available for this activity.

Discount Available!


If you have not already purchased a copy of WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use the code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout to redeem this offer.

Offer valid through April 20, 2019.





WOC Nurse Week is commercially supported by a restricted educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

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