Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, February 22, 2022 – The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) announced the WOCN Fellow Program in recognition of nursing excellence and outstanding contributions to the practice of wound, ostomy, and continence care, as well as the WOCN® Society. Applications will be accepted through March 1, with fellows announced at WOCNext® 2023 this June.
The WOCN Fellow Program is the highest and most prestigious award offered by the WOCN® Society. Fellows of the inaugural class will be members of the WOCN® Society and selected based on a rigorous review of WOC education, research, public policy and advocacy, quality, and membership engagement.
As a WOCN Fellow Program recipient, awardees will be broadly recognized by the clinical community for profoundly shaping the practice of WOC care for patients, clinicians, and healthcare organizations through contributions, knowledge, and expertise. Centered on WOC nursing excellence, this Program will provide a deserving platform to honor and applaud WOC nurses as a critical group of healthcare providers, fundamental to improving patient outcomes and hospital value analyses nationwide.
“The WOCN® Society is incredibly pleased to open applications for the WOCN Fellow Program,” said Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, WOCN® Society President. “We’ve worked hard to create a program that honors standout individuals for their significant contributions to our profession, and who continue to seek ways to advance the practice of wound, ostomy, and continence care for future generations of patients and clinicians. We look forward to inducting the inaugural class of WOCN Fellows this June!”
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is the largest and most recognized professional nursing community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. Through relevant education, effective advocacy, cutting-edge science, a supportive network, and a patient-centric approach, the Society enables professional growth for 5,000+ members and aids in improving patient outcomes. Visit wocn.org.