March/April 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 2

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
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March/April is our time at JWOCN to celebrate the WOC certifications and our Wound, Ostomy, Continence nurses.


On March 19th we celebrated National Certified Nurses Day honoring and recognizing those nurses who go the extra mile and become certified in their specialty practice. The WOC certification is a mark of the WOC expert. The WOC specialty has 4 potential certifications for the WOC nurse- Wound, Ostomy, Continence, and Foot Care. In addition, for the non-WOC clinician, there is the Wound Treatment Associate certification. JWOCN celebrates the achievements of the more than 8300 nurses who are certified as either a W, O, C or Foot Care nurse!

April 15-21, 2018 we celebrate WOC nurse week. Congratulations to all of you who have achieved this mark of distinction as a CWOCN.

JWOCN is the source for current best evidence and information for the WOC nurse to enhance their expertise and prepare for certification. In addition to each article in every issue, please check out all of the resources available to you on the JWOCN website. From the Collections of prominent and current topics of interest to new videos to the CE Connection website of articles offering contact hours for continuing education. In addition, if you are preparing for certification or recertification, don’t forget about certification collections for each area of our specialty.

So…celebrate your achievements and be proud of being a WOC nurse. JWOCN celebrates the WOC certifications and our Wound, Ostomy, Continence nurses!

 Deputy Editor: Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN