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Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program
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Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program

The WOCN Society is closely monitoring developments related to the respiratory illness commonly referred to as the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health, safety and well-being of the community is our highest priority.

COVID-19 may impact your facility's delivery of the WTA Program. Each facility administering the program should evaluate their circumstances to determine whether or not to cancel in-person portions of the programs and whether to grant extensions to participants. Each course coordinator should comply with their facility's policies.

Please contact with any specific questions you have.

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The WOCN Society developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program as a continuing education program to further empower the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) specialty nurses, and improve patient outcomes by strengthening the wound care team with a flexible education program that is applicable to all health care settings. The WTA Program prepares a non-WOC certified nurse to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician.

The WTA Program is not a certification program. It is a continuing education activity that offers 32.25 contact hours to nurses and 21.0 CCUs to physical therapists upon completion. WTA graduates are also eligible for the WTA-C certification.

View the WTA Program brochure.

Why Choose The WTA Program?

  • The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program was developed and presented by internationally-recognized leaders and educators in wound management and prevention practices.
  • Unlike other wound education courses, the WTA Program requires comprehensive hands-on training and testing.
  • The WTA Program is an evidence-based continuing education course that meets international standards of care and prepares participants for the WTA-C certification.
  • WTA-C certification is offered through the WOCNCB, a certification body nationally recognized by the ABSNC and the NCCA.
  • The WOCN Society is an accredited provider of CNEs through the ANCC.


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Legal Disclaimers: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the qualifications, competence, ability, actions, or omissions of any individual completing the WTA Program. The WOCN Society does not approve, promote, endorse, or certify any services or individuals who have completed the WTA Program, and the WTA Program may not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. The WOCN Society and its Directors, Officers and volunteers expressly disclaim any and all liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use of performance of the services provided by anyone completing the WTA Program.

No part of this content may be reproduced, photocopied, or republished in any form, in whole or in part, without written permission of the WOCN Society. This is proprietary information of the WOCN Society.

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