The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) prepares highly skilled nurses who care for vulnerable patients across multiple healthcare settings such as 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. Certification in the in-demand specialty of WOC nursing can transform your career. Some of our recent graduates have found employment in places such as the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian, Crozier-Chester Medical Center and even The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Janice Beitz was recently recognized by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continece Nurse Society (WOCN) and named an inaugural fellow of WOCN.
A short video on the benefits of WOCN Certification.
This Rutgers program is available in the onsite (on campus) and online format for the fall semester 2022. The on-campus and online synchronous sessions (optional) will be on Monday afternoons.
Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse Scholar Program
The WOC Nurse Scholar Program is available to all out-of-state WOCNEP students who meet the admission requirements and enroll in the WOC Nursing Education Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing. All WOC Nurse scholars must meet the WOCNEP admissions criteria and reside out-of-state. WOC Nurse Scholars will be provided with discounted tuition reflective of in-state student rates. NJ residents already pay the in-state tuition rate.
WOC Nurse Scholar Eligibility:
• Formally admitted in the WOC program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing
• Permanent residence located outside of New Jersey (out-of-state student)
• Have registered for classes in the WOC program
Reserve your spot with the Fall 2024 cohort by starting your application.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Professional resume detailing work experience.
- Active RN license.
- Current clinical experience within five years prior to application.
- Criminal record clearance, child abuse clearance and urine drug screening required (this is to be completed prior to clinical hours).