The content in this blog was provided by Eva Sauls, BSN, RN, BA, CWOCN
WOCN Member, Eva Sauls, BSN, RN, BA, CWOCN, recently spoke to students at the National Students Nurses Association (NSNA) Conference. The students at the NSNA conference were filled with energy and excitement for the beginning of their nursing career path and were eager to hear about different nursing specialties and organizations. There were over 300 students listening to Eva speak.
As a representative of WOCN, Eva spoke about what the WOCN Society is and what we do. She also shared with listeners the impact of patient improvement when followed by a WOC nurse, the different types of schools, education, and how to become a WOC nurse.
During her presentation, she was asked about the Cleveland Clinic. Eva took this opportunity to tell the students the beginning of the WOCN Society and all about the first Enterostomal Therapist, Norma Gill.
She also shared with the students her story of becoming a WOC Nurse. Why she loves caring for patients with wounds, ostomy, and continence, and how as a nurse it’s always important to listen to your patients because together you can make a difference in the care you provide.
Eva Sauls, BSN, RN, BA, CWOCN, has been an RN for 39 years. She has been a nurse manager for over 30 years and currently works in Home Health. A member of the WOCN Society and its Hampton Roads Affiliate since 1989, Eva held the Secretary position at the Hampton Roads Affiliate for 4 years and for the last 8 years and held the Treasurer position for the last 8 years, and Co-Chaired on committees for over 10 local and regional WOCN conferences.