Episode 94 WOC Nurse Council: Collaboration and Consolidation

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Mary Jo Conley, BSN, RN, CWOCN, to discuss the implementation of a WOC nurse council that consolidates policy and practice across a large hospital network. Mary Jo goes into detail of how the idea of the council was born, the structure of the council, projects, challenges, and so much more. She addresses how the council serves as a great forum for networking, questions, feedback, and support for new WOC nurses and various departments. She also offers advice for nurses who want to start out on this path. The topic of WOC nurse councils has received a lot of engagement in the WOCN Communities, a WOCN Society members-only online platform for professional networking and questions.

Episode Resources:
Visit community.wocn.org to access the WOCN Community platform, or access it on the WOCN website under the Members-Only dropdown menu.

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Contact Hours: 0.75

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed on the event website. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

About the Speaker:
Mary Jo Conley, BSN, RN, CWOCN has been a member of the WOCN Society for more than 30 years. She has recent experience leading a WOC nurse council comprised of WOC nurses from 10 facilities within a hospital network to consolidate policy and practice across the network. Mary Jo currently serves on the WOCN Society’s Board of Directors. She has also been involved in various WOCN Society committees and task forces.