During Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week 2022, April 17-23, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses SocietyTM (WOCN®) is empowering WOC nurses to come together to reflect on and celebrate the unique pieces of themselves that help impact the lives of those that surround them each and every day.


As educators, researchers, leaders, experts, and caregivers, each WOC nurse has an opportunity to link their unique set of skills together to build a stronger future for individuals who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence. WOCN believes the right choice to deliver evidence-based care to these individuals are nurses educated by WOCN Society-accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs) and/or nurses who are certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®).


As we once again celebrate WOC Nurse Week, we are urging each of our members to participate by:

  • Proudly displaying your WOC Nurse Week poster.
  • Wearing your WOC nurse pin with pride!
  • Recognizing and celebrating with other WOC nursing colleagues.
  • Entering the online photo contest for a chance to win one free year of membership.
  • Joining us for a special webinar during WOC Nurse Week to earn one free Contact Hour.
  • Listening in to our special WOC Nurse Week podcast.
  • Investing time in your personal and professional development.


Download the Poster to hang in your office or faculty breakroom or use it as a flyer to place in everyone’s mailboxes.




Download a Letterhead Template to communicate with internal and external audiences.





Download the Official WOC Nurse Week 2022 Toolkit to gain access to our WOC Nurse Week 2022 logo library and special tips and resources to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year!



WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest


Celebrate your special week by posting pictures on social media! Members (excluding Corporate Members) can enter the photo contest for a chance to win a FREE one-year membership with the Society.


Upload your favorite picture(s) of you wearing your WOC Nurse Week pin, standing near your WOC Nurse Week poster, and/or celebrating with your colleagues to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WOCNurseWeek2022


The photo contest will begin April 17, 2022, and will end April 23, 2022, 11:59 pm ET. One person will be randomly chosen at the close of the contest. You may post as many photos as you like, but note that each person will be entered only once. The winner will be notified the week of April 25, 2022.


*By entering the photo contest, you authorize the use of photographic reproductions for any marketing purpose deemed appropriate by WOCN.


The WOC Nurse: emPOWERing The Leader Within

On this special 100th episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with WOCN® President, Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, to discuss the topic of leadership as reviewed during a previous WOCN webinar titled, “The WOC Nurse: emPOWERing the Leader Within”.


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Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss an episode! Visit www.wocn.org/podcast for more information.



This webinar is being offered free of charge. You must register to participate.



Program Description:

I am a nurse, not a leader! How many times have you thought that? Truth is, WOC nurses are indeed leaders just by virtue of our specialty practice. Leading people can be daunting, and so can finding your inner leader. This webinar will help you to begin to identify your leadership traits and style and will provide you with practical tools to assemble a leadership plan to provide a roadmap to leadership growth. Leadership is just another piece of the important role we have in facilitating care to our patients, and in the practical work of our workplaces. Join us to become more emPOWERed in leadership!


Learning Outcome:
Following this session, the learner will report their intentions to embody the leadership traits and qualities shared during the event.


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WOC Nurse Week is supported by an educational grant from Medela.