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