The Value of a WOC Nurse
THE VALUE OF THE WOC NURSE: A WOCN® QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
WOC NURSING SALARY & PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY
Recently WOCN contracted with a third party, Goodwin Group, to ask members and non-members for their input related to workplace, compensation, and salary in order to help WOCN further its strategic goal to quantify the impact of WOC nursing and provide valuable justification for WOC nursing positions.
This survey is only accessible to members.
WOC NURSE VALUE DASHBOARD
WOCN has identified a set of measures for WOC nurses to use in practice to demonstrate the value of the care, both quality and costs, provided by WOC nurses that improve patient care and outcomes. Visit the WOC Nurse Value Dashboard to participate in the gathering of information for the WOC Quality Measure Program.
The Value Dashboard is only accessible to members.
THE VALUE OF A WOC NURSE BLOG POST
Read all about WOCN’s major initiative that aims to support and PROVE the value of wound, ostomy, and continence nurses in healthcare, The Value of the WOC Nurse: A WOCN Quality Improvement Project
Value of the WOC Nurse: How do you measure up?
Bite-Sized Learning Course
The Value of the WOC nurse is a WOCN quality improvement project. This major initiative aims to support and prove the value of wound, ostomy, and continence nurses in healthcare. This bite-sized learning session discuss this quality improvement project and your role in this project as member of the WOCN Society.
THE VALUE OF A WOC NURSE FROM JWOCN ®
Get expert resources on the value of a WOC nurse from the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN). This collection of articles covers the economic value of a WOC nurse in various care settings from home care to acute care hospitals, as well as reimbursement opportunities for WOC nursing services, the impact WOC nurses have on patient outcomes and quality of life, and much more.
The WOC Community of OpportunityTM
As an organization comprised of WOC nurses just like you, we know how easy it can be to lose sight of the tremendous impact you make on a daily basis and we’re here to help. Whether you are the only WOC nurse in your facility or on a team of many, your daily life can be stressful, especially when patient needs, scheduling demands, and challenging times are overwhelming and dimming your light. Browse our supportive resources to help connect you with peers and remind you of your value.
All Nurses are not equal
WOC nurses are certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) and can provide significant expertise and results. Look for the legally defensible CWOCN®, CWCN®, COCN®, CCCN®, or CWON® credentials to ensure that you have the most highly trained and educated nurses on staff.
WOC Nurses provide results
A study investigated how WOC nurses affect patient outcomes in home healthcare settings and found that patients in home healthcare agencies with a WOC nurse were*:
*Westra, B. L., Bliss, D.Z., Savik, K., Hou, Y., & Borchert, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses on Agency-Level Wound and Incontinence Outcomes in Home Care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs, 40(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1097/ WON.0b013e31827bcc4f.