Episode 110 WOCN Fellows of Excellence: Shaping the Future of WOC Nursing

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with two members of the inaugural WOCN® Fellow class. Dr. Barbara Pieper and Dr. Charles Buscemi dive into the prestigious WOCN Fellows Program, exploring its intricacies, reflect on their personal journeys, and offer valuable insights and tips for prospective applicants aiming for success in the program.

The WOCN Fellow Program is now accepting applications for the 2024 class until March 4, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET. Learn more at wocn.org/wocn-fellow-program.

Episode Resources:
Click here to learn more about the WOCN Fellow Program
Click here to apply for the 2024 WOCN Fellow Class until March 4, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET
Click here to access the WOCN members-only online Communities
Click here to read Dr. Buscemi’s WOCN member spotlight blog
Click here to read Dr. Pieper’s WOCN member spotlight blog

About the Speakers:
Dr. Pieper, PhD, RN, CWOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, WOCNF, completed her WOC education at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in 1989. She held a joint academic-clinical position, Wayne State University, College of Nursing, Detroit, MI, and the Detroit Medical Center. In 1991, her clinical career and her research became focused on wound care especially in persons who injected street drugs. She received NIH funding, gave many presentations, and published many papers in refereed journals. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Trinidad and Tobago, 2020. She is a Professor Emerita.

Dr. Buscemi, PhD, APRN, CWCN, WOCNF, is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the ANCC and board certified as a Wound Care Nurse with the WOCNCB. He has over 34 years of experience as a Nurse and more than 20 years as an APRN. He is a current member of the WOCN and has published in their journal. He is also an editorial reviewer for the JWOCN. He is a member of the AANP and sits on the editorial board for the JAANP. He also in on the editorial board for Wound Management. He has presented at regional, national, and international wound care conferences. He participates in interdisciplinary research with the Biomedical Engineering Dept. at FIU. He is a Fellow of the WOCN where he was inducted into their inaugural class.