Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse Certification program prepares highly-skilled nurses who care for vulnerable patients across multiple healthcare settings such as acute care, home care, assisted living, and long-term care. WOC nurses are vital members of health care teams who make an impact on the quality of life for patients and their families.
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certification
As baby boomers continue to age, an expected surge in chronic illness will dramatically increase demand for WOC nurse specialists. Health care organizations and family caregivers greatly value WOC nurses for their advanced knowledge and skill in treating a wide range of critical issues: pressure ulcers, surgical incisions, wounds, complex fistulas, tubes and drains. WOC nurses provide highly-skilled acute and rehabilitative care to people with complex wounds, fecal or urinary ostomies, and incontinence. They are expert clinicians consultants, and educators across various health care settings.
Our program –full accredited by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society– is a stand-alone graduate nursing certificate recognized by the American Nurses Association and students who complete the program are qualified to sit for the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Exams. Three graduate nursing courses, totaling 13 credits, are offered annually. These are comprised of two didactic courses and a 160-hour clinical practicum, which may be transferred into a qualified Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Why Become a WOC Nurse?
- Professional prestige of being a nurse specialist.
- Increased potential to demand higher salary and benefits.
- Acquire credits that may be applied to advanced nursing education.
- Personal satisfaction of providing quality care to vulnerable and chronically ill patients.
- Opportunity to study at an institution renowned for research, scholarship, and academic excellence.
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