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Can't Make it to Nashville? We've Got You Covered!

8 hours 27 min ago
Livestreaming Registration for WOCNext 2019 Now Open
Live Streaming Registration Now Open!
Can't make it to WOCNext 2019 in Nashville? We've got you covered! The WOCN ? Society offers live streaming of key sessions so those unable to attend in person are able to learn assessment, treatment and prevention strategies from industry experts, all from the comfort of their home or office.
Join us for four days of evidence-based research, expert analysis and inspiring stories. Live streaming offers up to 13 Contact Hours for select sessions from Sunday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 26.

Live streaming registration is FREE for WOCN Society Members. Non-members can register for the full package (13 sessions) for $279.

Additionally, all virtual attendees can watch the opening remarks, award presentation, closing remarks and select commercially supported symposia sessions for FREE.

Not a member?  Click here to join and participate in live streaming at no additional cost!

Please note: Contact Hours can only be obtained by viewing sessions live, in real-time, and completing the post session evaluation(s).
Thank you to Hollister Incorporated for supporting the Live Streaming of WOCNext 2019.
Top Reasons Why You Should Live Stream
Participate despite busy schedule or budget restraints .   If your schedule or budget does not allow for a trip to Nashville, the live streaming option provides a full-scale online educational experience.

Earn up to 13 Contact Hours.   All general sessions, select symposia and concurrent sessions are available via live stream for up to 13 Contact Hours.

Engage with others.  Share messages with other virtual attendees, submit questions to the speaker, participate in live polling and more!

New this year! Engage with us via live streaming for a chance to win one complimentary registration to WOCNext 2020 in Cleveland, OH. Click here for the official rules.
Accreditation Statement

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
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Discover the Superhero Inside of You! Enter to Win A Free WOCN Society Membership

Thu, 04/18/2019 08:46
WOCNow Newsletter
April 17, 2019
Happy WOC Nurse Week!
Discover the Superhero Inside of You
Not all superheros wear capes!

During Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 14-20, 2019, the WOCN ? Society is  celebrating and empowering WOC nurses to discover the superhero that lives within them.

As educators, researchers, leaders, experts and caregivers, each WOC nurse has a unique set of skills that allow them to bring unparalleled quality and value to the lives of individuals who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

Visit  wocn.org/wocnurseweek2019  for your  official WOC Nurse Week 2019 Toolkit   and more tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year!
Enter to Win A Free One-Year
WOCN Society Membership!
Celebrate your special week by posting pictures on social media! Members (excluding Corporate Members) can enter the official WOC Nurse Week 2019 photo contest for a chance to win a FREE one-year membership with the Society.

How to Enter:
Upload your favorite picture(s) of you wearing your WOC Nurse Week pin, standing near your WOC Nurse Week poster, and/or celebrating with fellow WOC nursing superhero sidekicks directly to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag  #WOCNurseWeek2019

Contest Period:
The contest will end April 20, 2019, at 11:59 pm EDT. 

At the close of the contest, one person will be randomly chosen. 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 21, 2019.

*By entering the photo contest, you authorize the use of photographic reproductions for any marketing purpose deemed appropriate by the Society.
New Continuing Education
Course Available
A new Bite Sized Learning Course is now available in the Continuing Education Center (CEC).


Society members have free access to continuing education courses. Not a member?  Join now!
We Want To Hear From You!
The WOCN Society recognizes that WOC nurses and other healthcare professionals have limited time during, and even after, working hours and we are dedicated to finding new ways to help you support your practice-- that's why we rolled out our podcast channel in 2018, WOCTalk. WOCTalk is your opportunity to learn more about advocacy, education, and research that supports the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. 

?As we continue to work on new content and interviews for upcoming episodes of WOCTalk, we want to hear from you!   Do you think you'd be a good guest for an upcoming episode? Do you have an idea for a future episode to share with us? Would you like your questions or issues addressed in an upcoming episode of WOCTalk? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@wocn.org.

Don't forget to visit  wocn.org/podcast  to listen to current episodes and subscribe so you never miss an episode!
WOCNext 2019 Early Bird
?Discount Ending Soon
The early bird registration discount for WOCNext will end on Friday, May 3, at 11:59 pm EDT! Starting Saturday, May 4, on-site prices will take effect.
If you have not already done so,  register now to save up to $50 on your registration!
Registering a group? We also have a group registration discount available! Register one person at the full price and save 10% on up to 5 additional registrations!

The group registration discount is only valid
?through Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Dates & Deadlines
Apply for a Scholarship
The WOCN Society Foundation is proud to
offer two varieties of educational scholarships
to nursing students.

The  Accredited Educational Scholarship is for nurses wishing to attend a WOCN Accredited Nursing
Education Program.

The  Advanced Educational Scholarship is for nurses who are obtaining a higher degree, such as a Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
Application deadline is
Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Special New Episode of WOCTalk
During WOC Nurse Week 2019, we will publish a special WOCTalk podcast episode on Friday, April 19, to review webinar content from the session Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Special WOC Nurse Week Offer
If you have not already purchased a copy of  WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition , take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use promo code  NURSEWEEK5  at checkout to redeem this offer. Offer valid through
April 20, 2019.
Accreditation
Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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Happy WOC Nurse Week??

Mon, 04/15/2019 11:14
Discover the Superhero Inside of You
Not All Superheroes Wear Capes
During Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 14-20, 2019, the WOCN ? Society is celebrating and empowering WOC nurses to discover the superhero that lives within them.

As educators, researchers, leaders, experts and caregivers, each WOC nurse has a unique set of skills that allow them to bring unparalleled quality and value to the lives of individuals who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

Visit  wocn.org/wocnurseweek2019  for your  official WOC Nurse Week 2019 Toolkit  and more tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year!
Ways to Celebrate WOC Nurse Week!

Enter the Photo Contest

WOCN Society members (excluding Corporate Members) can enter the WOC Nurse Week photo contest for a chance to win a FREE one-year membership with the WOCN Society.
Earn One Free Contact Hour

This webinar is free but registration is required. This topic was originally presented during the WOCN Society?s 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia and is now being rebroadcasted due to popular demand and educational importance. A live Q&A with the speaker will be available at the conclusion of the rebroadcast.
Special WOCTalk Podcast Episode

During WOC Nurse Week 2019, we will publish a special WOCTalk podcast episode on Friday, April 19, to review webinar content from the session Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards.
Discount on Scope and Standards

If you have not already purchased a copy of WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use promo code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout to redeem this offer. Offer is valid through April 20, 2019.

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WOCNext News: Meet the Speaker, Symposia Registration and More

Fri, 04/12/2019 08:35
Open for the latest news and information about WOCNext 2019
April 11, 2019
Meet the Speaker: Dr. Janice Beitz
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FAAN, is a Professor of Nursing for the School of Nursing at Rutgers University, Camden.

Dr. Beitz has over 40 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings. She is board certified as an adult clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing, an OR nurse, an AP WOC nurse, and as an adult NP. She is the Director of the Rutgers Camden WOCNEP. Read more.

Why is this topic important to the WOC nurse and/or the non-specialty nurse?

The topic of acute and chronic neurological disease is of importance to WOC nurses as we can expect to see more cases in the future. For Parkinson?s Disease, the prevalence is increasing due to the aging of the population. Spinal cord injury continues to plague Americans, but usually in the younger population. The session will compare and contrast similarities between PD and SCI.

I became interested in PD because of a special educational program in which I participated. It is called the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program of the Parkinson?s Disease Foundation, and was a wonderful learning experience.

What do you hope attendees will learn from your session?

I hope that attendees will learn that both disorders affect the skin, GI, and GU tracts in ways that we need to understand and address in our care. The changes in the nervous system affect all body systems including the skin, GI, and GU tracts.

How can attendees transform their practice with the information from your session?

The learning about both disorders is really meaningful as it can transform practice. For example, Parkinson?s Disease is mediated by a pathologic protein called alpha-synuclein. This protein affects not only neurons in the brain, but in the skin, GI and GU tracts. PD has symptoms that WOC nurses need to recognize and treat and they need to understand WHY they are seeing them.

How do you come up with the titles for your sessions--they're always so catchy!

I get my catchy titles because I like to read books on humor and visit funny websites. Good patient care starts with good self-care and having a sense of humor is good for personal health (this is supported by substantive research).
Early Bird Discount Ending Soon
The early bird registration discount will end on Friday, May 3, at 11:59 pm ET! Starting Saturday, May 4, on-site conference prices will take effect.
If you have not already done so, register now to save up to $50 on your registration!
Registering a group? We also have a group registration discount available! Register one person at the full conference price and save 10% on up to 5 additional registrations!

The group registration discount is only valid
?through Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Dates & Deadlines
May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Symposia Registration
Symposia registration for WOCNext 2019 is now available! Click here to view sessions and register for the session(s) of your choice to grab your seat before they are sold out!

If you are already registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to log back in to your registration and add your symposia choices.

If you are not registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to register for the event and add your symposia choices during the registration process.
Need Help Getting to WOCNext 2019?
If you need help demonstrating to your employer the value of attending WOCNext, 
click here to download a sample letter that you can use as a guide when asking your employer for support.
The Taste of
?Music City
Nashville?s dining scene is exploding thanks to a combination of chef-driven restaurants and classic dining spots offering up Hot Chicken, barbecue, and Meat & Three fare.

Click here to discover the spots that put Nashville on the map as a culinary destination.
Accreditation
?Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 
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info@wocn.org / 888.226.9626 / wocnext.org

Read the WOCN Society's Official Magazine

Wed, 04/10/2019 08:37
In It For You Spring 2019 Issue
We're Back
and In It For You!

We know how much our members loved In It For You, the official magazine of the WOCN ? Society. To satisfy our members and reduce paper, we are going green by bringing back In It For You in a new, completely, digital format. In It For You will be published 4 times a year.

Click here to view the complete Spring 2019 issue.
SPRING 2019 FEATURED ARTICLES
?PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
The President of the WOCN Society, Kelly Jaszarowski, MSN, RN, CNS, ANP, CWOCN, talks about exciting initiatives taking place in 2019.
?WOCNEXT 2019 PREVIEW
Read the Q&A with the National Conference Planning Committee Chair, Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, RN, CWCN, to learn more about WOCNext, the WOCN Society's new annual event.
?NURSE'S STORY
WOCN Society member Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, shared her experience about growing up living with an ostomy and her contribution to the members-only document Pediatric Ostomy Complications: Best Practice for Clinicians .
ASK THE WOC NURSE
Ask the WOC Nurse is an anonymous "Dear Abby"-type advice column to help you deal with things you might not feel comfortable talking about out loud with others. Submit questions anonymously to be addressed in future issues of In It For You .

Learn and Earn During WOC Nurse Week 2019

Thu, 04/04/2019 08:39
WOCNow Newsletter
April 3, 2019
Celebrate WOC Nurse Week 2019
?by Earning One FREE Contact Hour

The session will include a live Q&A period with the speaker and participants will receive 1.0 Contact Hour upon successful completion.
The session will focus on care coordination and collaboration by WOC nurses;ethics in WOC nursing, current issues and trends that influence WOC nursing; future considerations and challenges for WOC nursing; and standards of WOC nursing practice and professional performance based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice.

Learning Objective: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will be able to apply the new scope and standards to every day practice situations.
If you have not already purchased a copy of WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use promo code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout to redeem this offer.
Offer valid through April 20, 2019.
Updated Bylaws Now Available
Thank you again to everyone who participated in the voting of the WOCN? Society?s 2019 Annual Election.

In addition to determining the appointment and re-appointment of members to the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, this year's election also included approval of proposed amendments to Bylaws, which passed.
Get a Sneak Peek of the WOC Nurse Week 2019 Theme, Resources and Activities
Not all superheroes wear capes!

During  WOC Nurse Week ,
April 14-20, 2019, the WOCN Society is celebrating ?and empowering WOC nurses to discover the superhero that lives within them. This year, we are urging each of our members to reflect and celebrate their unique skills that enable them to impact outcomes and improve patient care each and every day.                                               

Visit wocn.org/wocnurseweek2019 for a sneak peek of this year's theme and additional resources to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year
We're Back and In It For You
We know how much our members loved In It For You,
the official magazine of the WOCN Society. To satisfy our members and reduce paper, we are going green by bringing back  In It For You in a new, completely digital, format. In It For You  will be published online 4 times a year.

?Click here  to view the  In It For You  Spring 2019 issue.
New Continuing Education
Courses Available
The following new courses are now available in the Continuing Education Center (CEC).



Society members have free access to continuing education courses. Not a member? Join now!
WOCNext 2019 Symposia Now Available
WOCNext 2019 will feature 12 commercially supported symposia sessions for which you can earn up to 3.5 Contact Hours.

How to Register for Symposia:

If you are already registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to log back in to your registration and add your symposia choices.

If you are not registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to register for the event and add your symposia choices during the registration process.
Dates & Deadlines
April 14-20, 2019

May 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Nashville, TN
Apply for a Scholarship
The WOCN Society Foundation is proud to
offer two varieties of educational scholarships
to nursing students.

The Accredited Educational Scholarship is for nurses wishing to attend a WOCN Accredited Nursing
Education Program.

The Advanced Educational Scholarship is for nurses who are obtaining a higher degree, such as a Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
Application deadline is
Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
New Episode
?of WOCTalk

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. to talk about everything Nashville to help us prepare for WOCNext 2019
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Open-Access
JWOCN Article
 
In the article,  Australian Nurses' Knowledge of Pressure Injury Prevention and Management, the study aimed to assess nurses' knowledge of pressure injuries in order to gather benchmark data, identify knowledge gaps, and based on results, implement educational strategies to improve practice.
Renew Your Certification
Need help preparing for your certification exam? The Society has 3 certification review courses available to purchase through the Continuing EducationCenter.                                                                
Society members receive a discount on these courses.
?Not a member? Join Now!
Accreditation
Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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?? Help WOC Nurses Blossom in Their Careers

Tue, 04/02/2019 13:56
Plant the seeds of the future
PLANT THE SEEDS OF THE FUTURE &
?HELP GROW THE SPECIALTY OF WOC NURSING
Spring holds a lot of promise: the temperature starts to rise, the flowers start to bloom and the sun begins to shine once again.

This Spring, plant the seeds of the future to help WOC nurses blossom into their careers by donating to Fund the Future . Your gift will help nurture future WOC nurses as they seek additional education to grow their knowledge, advance their careers and further advance the quality of life for people living with wound, ostomy and continence care needs.
The WOCN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax professional for more information. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your donation.

Symposia Registration Now Open

Tue, 04/02/2019 13:53
Symposia at WOCNext 2019
Symposia Registration Now Available!
WOCNext 2019 will feature 12 commercially supported symposia sessions for which you can earn up to 3.5 Contact Hours. All symposia sessions are listed below.
How to Register for Symposia

If you are already registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to log back in to your registration and add your symposia choices.

If you are not registered for WOCNext 2019, click here to register for the event and add your symposia choices during the registration process.
Saturday, June 22, 2019: 6:30 PM ? 8:00 PM ? Dinner 

Supported by 3M Health Care
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Supported by KCI, An Acelity Company
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Sunday, June 23, 2019: 12:10 PM ? 1:40 PM ? Lunch

Supported by Hollister Incorporated
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)

Supported by Domtar Personal Care
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)

Supported by Stryker
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)

Monday, June 24, 2019: 7:00 AM ? 8:30 AM ? Breakfast

Supported by 3M Health Care 
0.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)

Supported by Coloplast Corp.
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019: 7:00 AM ? 8:30 AM ? Breakfast

Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Supported by Molnlycke Health Care
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Supported by ConvaTec Inc.
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 7:00 AM ? 8:30 AM ? Breakfast

Supported by Hill-Rom
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Please note: If a symposium session is marked as sold out, you can still select it and you will be put on the wait list, however, this does not guarantee you a spot in that session. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be an opportunity on-site for you to attend a program that was previously filled. We will have a staging area for those interested in attending a full session.
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Celebrate WOC Nurse Week 2019 by Earning One Free Contact Hour

Mon, 04/01/2019 08:46
Register Now

Celebrate WOC Nurse Week 2019
?by Earning One FREE Contact Hour
This session was originally presented during the WOCN? Society's 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, and is now being rebroadcasted due to popular demand and importance of this educational topic. Live Q&A will be available at the conclusion of the rebroadcast.

This session will focus on care coordination and collaboration by WOC nurses; ethics in WOC nursing, current issues and trends that influence WOC nursing; future considerations and challenges for WOC nursing; and standards of WOC nursing practice and professional performance based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice.
Learning Objective:
  1. Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will be able to apply the new scope and standards to every day practice situations. 
If you have not already purchased a copy of  WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition , take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use the code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout to redeem this offer.
Offer valid through April 20, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact the National Office at info@wocn.org .
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

This webinar is supported by a restricted   educational grant from Smith & Nephew. The WOCN ? Society does not endorse specific products and services.
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All About Nashville: A Sneak Peek at our WOCNext 2019 Destination

Fri, 03/29/2019 08:59
Open for the latest news and information about WOCNext 2019
March 28, 2019
All About Nashville: A Sneak Peek at our WOCNext 2019 Destination
On the latest episode of WOCTalk, the WOCN Society's podcast channel, we sit down with Deana Ivey, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. to talk about everything Nashville to help us prepare for WOCNext 2019!
 
Listen in to learn more about the sights, sounds, attractions and food to look forward to in Music City while attending WOCNext 2019.
Click here to learn more about what Nashville has to offer!
Looking For Your Perfect Match?
Registered attendees, complete your MyWOCN profile to  start receiving personalized recommendations on exhibitors and WOC products that match your interests!

It will only take a few minutes to fill in your demographics and product interests. To login you will need your email address and badge number from your registration confirmation. Once you're logged in to MyWOCN, click the "update" button under the My Profile section. In this section you are able to manage your profile, demographics, match criteria, and communication preferences.
Take Advantage of Our Group Registration Discount
Register one person at the full conference price and save 10% on up to 5 additional registrations! To take advantage of this group discount, enter your first registrant and select "Add Another Registrant" on Step 5. Continue registering each person in your group. When you reach the total number in your order, the discount will automatically be reflected for each registrant. Registrants added after you checkout will not be part of the same order and therefore are not eligible for the volume discount.
Discount only valid through June 20, 2019.
Helpful Hints to Register as a Group

Prior to starting the registration process, please collect registration information for each individual in your group.

Only one form of payment can be used during the group registration process. You cannot use multiple forms of payment.

Note: All members of the group MUST be registered at the same time. Discount applies to all registration types. Please be ready with all contact/membership information for each person in your group. New Members and Renewing Members must wait 24 hours after paying their membership dues to register as part of a group.
Additional Discounts, Deals and Coupons Available Now!
Experience the most of Music City for less with some of the incredible coupons, discounts and deals available to attendees from the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.!
Click here to view special offers for Nashville attractions, restaurants, clubs, tours and more! 
Dates & Deadlines
May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Need Help Getting to WOCNext 2019?
If you need help demonstrating to your employer the value of attending WOCNext, 
click here to download a sample letter that you can use as a guide when asking your employer for support.
See What's Happening
 
No matter what time of year, there is always so much going on in Music City.

Click here to browse the Events Calendar for ideas for your time in Nashville!
Accreditation
?Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 
CONNECT WITH US
info@wocn.org / 888.226.9626 / wocnext.org

WOCNow: Election Results & New CE Courses are Available

Thu, 03/21/2019 09:43
WOCNow Newsletter
March 20, 2019
The 2019 Election Results Are In!
The results for the WOCN? Society?s 2019 Annual Election are in. Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. This year's election also included approval of proposed amendments to bylaws, which passed. 

President-Elect
Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN

Director
Derik Alexander, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN

Director
Diane Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN

Nominating Committee, Area #1
Nicole Kindel, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Nominating Committee, Area #3
Emilee Bartolo, BSN, RN, CWOCN

We are confident that each these individuals will enhance the Society with integrity, leadership and knowledge. Each individual will be sworn into their positions at WOCNext 2019 in Nashville.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process. Your votes are important to us! We rely on your help to shape the strategic direction of the Society. We also want to commend everyone who ran for a position, and we encourage anyone interested to run next year.
4 NEW CE Courses Available
We have launched 4 new continuing education courses in the Continuing Education Center. You can check each new course b clicking the links below.



1.13 contact hours
0.14 pharm hours

1.11 contact hours
0.97 pharm hours

Contact Hours: 0.97
Pharmacology Credits: 0.28

Contact Hours: 1.58

Society members have free access to CE courses. Not a member? Join now!
You're Busy. WOCNext is Flexible.
WOCNext will offer more than 55 educational sessions in 30, 60, and 90-minute presentations. Build your own flexible schedule to get the level of information that best suites your needs.

View the event schedule to see the education that will be presented under the trending healthcare themes of Wellness, Symptom Science, Quality and Clinical Care Innovations.

Don't forget to register for WOCNext by May 3 to receive Early Bird pricing! See below for a break down of the member, non-member and student registration rates. One-day registration options are also available.
Need help demonstrating the value of WOCNext to your employer? Download a sample letter that you can use as a guide when asking your employer for support.
Dates & Deadlines
New Episode
?of WOCTalk

In this episode we sit down with Laura Phearman, BSN, RN, CPNP, co-author of a merit award winning poster at the WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference. Laura discusses the formation of an interprofessional operating room hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) prevention workgroup.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
New Issue of JWOCN
The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing ( JWOCN ) March/2019 digital issue is now available.

Society members should click here to enter the Journal's website. This will give you full access to the site where you can view the most current issue, along with archived issues.
Accreditation
Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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Celebrate the Countdown to WOCNext 2019!

Mon, 03/18/2019 09:27
The Countdown to WOCNext 2019 Is On--Join Us in Nashville
We're kicking off our official countdown to WOCNext 2019 in Nashville! Over the next 100 days, we will be sharing what others are most excited for at WOCNext 2019, including all of this year's schedule and event enhancements and the fun activities, attractions and sights that await you in Music City! Want a sneak peek of what's in store for you this year? Watch the video below.
Whether you plan to join us in Nashville or live stream the event from your home or office, let us know what you're excited about and join in on the countdown fun by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #WOCNext2019.

Each week leading up to WOCNext 2019 we'll pick random individuals to highlight on our social media pages. We might even have a few prizes up our sleeve to give out along the way!
Follow along with our countdown to WOCNext 2019
on the following social media platforms:

WOCNext News: This Year's Keynote: The Power of Connection

Fri, 03/15/2019 09:51
Open for the latest news and information about WOCNext 2019
March 14, 2019  
Announcing This Year's Keynote:
The Power of Connection
You don't want to miss this! This year, the opening keynote session is all about working together to activate solutions to help move us forward and out of the mess that healthcare has found itself in. Politics, bureaucracies, and legacy systems have unfortunately done the polar opposite of what each of us as humans want and crave--which is to be connected. To kick off this year's event on June 23, we'll explore the magic that happens when we give ourselves the space and self permission to say "yes!" to new ideas, to seeing each other, and to being seen. Let's lean into the power of connection at WOCNext 2019!
Help Us Celebrate
100 days to WOCNext 2019
Tomorrow, Friday, March 15, marks 100 days until WOCNext 2019 in Nashville!

Over the next 100 days, we will be sharing what others are most excited about for WOCNext 2019 in Nashville, including all of this year's schedule and event enhancements and the fun activities, attractions and sights that await you in Music City!

Whether you plan to join us in Nashville or live stream the event from your home or office, let us know what you're excited about and join in on the countdown fun by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #WOCNext2019.

Each week leading up to WOCNext 2019 we'll pick random individuals to highlight on our social media pages. We might even have a few prizes up our sleeve to give out along the way!

Follow along with our countdown to WOCNext 2019
on the following social media platforms:
Now Available: WOCNext 2019
Facebook Frames
You may now add a WOCNext 2019 Facebook frame to your profile picture!

Jazz up your profile picture with one of our frames and let your friends and colleagues know that you're attending WOCNext in Nashville!

To add a frame, simply hover over your profile picture and click "update profile picture", select "add frame" and search for "wocnext2019". 
Increase Your Product Knowledge
New this year, from 11am-12pm on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25, you can schedule in-booth appointments with the exhibitor(s) of your choice to learn more about the products and services they provide.

Starting tomorrow, each registered attendee will gain access to MyWOCN, an online networking and event planning tool, specifically designed for WOCNext 2019!
Dates & Deadlines
May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Need Help Getting to WOCNext 2019?
If you need help demonstrating to your employer the value of attending WOCNext, 
click here to download a sample letter that you can use as a guide when asking your employer for support.
Learn, Earn and Play in Music City
There is so much fun to be had in every corner of Nashville.

When you're done learning and earning Contact Hours each day, don't forget to get out and see all that Nashville has to offer!

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Accreditation
?Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 
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info@wocn.org / 888.226.9626 / wocnext.org

Register for the Free Webinar on March 20

Fri, 03/15/2019 09:46
Register Now for Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What's the Link?
Earn One Free Contact Hour
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the risks for pressure injury that occur with various levels of progressive mobility
  2. Identify preventive measures for pressure injury at all levels of progressive mobility
If you have questions, please contact the National Office at info@wocn.org.
This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Stryker. The WOCN? Society does not endorse specific products and services.
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WOCNow: NEW CE Courses Available

Thu, 03/07/2019 11:08
WOCNow Newsletter
March 5, 2019 
Free CE Webinar in March
Join us on March 20 for the webinar Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What's The Link? presented by Joyce Black PhD, RN, FAAN.

This webinar is free and will award 1.0 Contact Hour. You must watch the session live and complete the post-evaluation to receive the Contact Hour.
This webinar will address pressure injury prevention at all levels of progressive mobility and the ergonomic issues for nurses with these patients.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the risks for pressure injury that occur with various levels of progressive mobility
  • Identify preventive measures for pressure injury at all levels of progressive mobility
NEW CE Courses Available
Earn both nursing Contact Hours and Pharmacology Credits with 2 NEW CE courses available in the Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC):

Contact Hours: 0.97
Pharmacology Credits: 0.28

Contact Hours: 1.58
The following CE courses will expire in March. Earn Contact Hours before the courses are no longer available.

Society members have free access to CE courses. Not a member? Join now! We have membership categories for different stages of nursing, including student, allied and retired.

Contact Hours: 1.13
Speaker: Kelly Karpa
Expiration Date: 3/17/19

Contact Hours: 1.19
Speaker: Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF
Expiration Date: 3/20/19
Get Involved at the National Level
Are you looking to get involved at the national level of the WOCN Society? Consider volunteering for committees and special projects!

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your professional development and network with other WOC nursing professionals.

Please note, if you are a current committee member you can still volunteer to serve on a special project.
Nashville Nightlife
We hope you will be joining us in Nashville for WOCNext 2019. After scheduled educational activities, go out for a night on the town to experience all that Nashville has to offer! If you want a classic Nashville night, head out to the Honky Tonk Highway for live music, delicious food, cold drinks and a whole lot of Nashville charm. Learn more about the nightlife in Nashville.

Register for WOCNext by May 3 to receive the Early Bird Discount!
Dates & Deadlines
New Episode of WOCTalk
The 11th episode of WOCTalk, Transforming Manuscripts to Global Messages, is now available!

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Mikel Gray, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing ( JWOCN) to speak about his background and career and highlight his experiences serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal. Dr. Gray speaks about the global impact of JWOCN, what is on the horizon for the Journal, the manuscript process, how to submit a manuscript and other best practices to get published.
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Need help preparing for your certification exam? The Society has 3 certification review courses available to purchase through the Continuing Education Center.
 
 Society members receive a discount on these courses. Not a member? Join Now!
Accreditation
Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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