Happy 2017 New Year to all of the WOCNCB®-certified nurses and our aspiring specialty cohort. 2016 has been a busy year and I, along with my fellow Board of Directors, would like to reflect on a few of our accomplishments.
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WOCNCB® has created a guide outlining the benefits and eligibility requirements needed to become a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN®) and a Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN®).These two certifications complement each other and if you are currently certified in one area, you meet most eligibility requirements for the additional certification. Learn more here.
Relationship building and recognition of a job well done are now more important than ever.WOCNCB® is active in social media via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, as well as YouTube and, we will continue to expand our presence. However, we can’t do this without you!Consider posting something about why you enjoy your nursing specialty or what makes you get up in the morning after a prior exhaustive day and provide the best patient care you can? Why are you WOCNCB®-certified?What are clinical pearls of becoming certified you would share with our future cohort? We want to hear and share your stories, your successes and your thoughts regarding certification.
I along with my fellow WOCNCB® Board members remain committed to continuing our Gold Standard tradition in WOC specialty certification. We hope you will take a fun leap in volunteering for one of our committees. We are always looking for WOCNCB® certified nurses at all practice levels and all years of specialty practice (from 1 month to 30+ years). We want to hear your voice in decision-making and navigating future avenues of our specialty certification. I hope you will consider the opportunities and the professional development and networking associated with volunteer service. Please visit the WOCNCB® website for more information.
Thank you and best wishes throughout 2017,
Cathryn L. Reimanis, DNP, MS, CNS, ANP-BC, CWOCN
Thank you WOCNCB® 2016 Volunteers!
WOCNCB® is thankful for all those who donate their time to board or committee service. There are so many that contribute to the success of this organization. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to those volunteers whose service ended in 2016:
Congratulations to Odell Compton RN, BSN, CWOCN®
2016 Nurse of the Year Odell Compton pictured with Vice President
An excerpt from Compton's nomination: "Odell has worked many years at Baptist Health La Grange and is probably one of the most valuable nurses who provides care on all units. I think it is time she is recognized as the Nurse of the Year to let her know she is highly valued."
If you have an achievement that you are especially proud of, or if you know a colleague who does, let us know!
Nominate Your Employer!
WOCNCB® 2017 Employer Recognition Award
Accepting applications through February 15, 2017
Nominate your employer for the 2017 WOCNCB® Employer Recognition Award
The WOCNCB® Employer Recognition Award is awarded annually to honor an organization that has demonstrated exemplary support of the certification process in WOC nursing.
To nominate your employer:
PGP Webinar now available "On Demand". The webinar will introduce you to the Professional Growth Program (PGP) portfolio recertification process. The PGP portfolio measures knowledge in your specialty area(s) (WOC or Foot) and documents progress from novice to expert.
Get started! Click here to access the PGP Webinar On Demand.
Note: Requirements for AP Recertification are different than PGP recertification. Go to Recertification/Advanced Practice for details.
Additional PGP resources:
WOCNCB® provides online resources to guide you through the PGP process. Click on any of these helpful tools to get started:
Remember recertifying candidates with multiple specialties may select to PGP or Exam for each specialty. This is indicated at the time of portfolio submission and is considered "combination recertification". Learn more here.
Coming in February Official Continence Flash Cards in 2017 - Stay Tuned!
Stanley J. Cooper Public Member
|Jessica Simmons, MSN, APN, FNP-C, CWON, DNC
Front row left to right: Jessica Simmons, Clay E. Collins, Cathy L. Reimanis, Jill M. Trelease, Stanley J. Cooper, Michael J. Kingan. Back row left to right: Jeannine L. Thompson, Kathleen M. Kump, Gail G. Erickson, Phillip J. Botham, Chenel Trevellini. Click here for more information on current Board of Directors.
WOCNCB® is excited to announce the transition to reporting candidate scores on a common scale, or scaled scoring. Many test candidates have expressed a desire for scaled scoring, and this development is the culmination of years of planning by the WOCNCB®. Castle Worldwide, Inc., the testing company has provided a detailed explanation on Scaled Scoring, Read article here.
Please feel free to contact WOCNCB® for additional information.
Since the first Annual Magnet Nurse of the Year Award given in 2011, the following WOCNCB® certified nurses have been selected and honored by receiving the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award!
2011 - Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
2013 - Christopher Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN
2015 - June Amling, MSN, RN, CNS, CWON, CCRN
ANCC is currently accepting nominations for the 6th annual National Magnet Nurse of the Year awards program, we hope to add more certificants to the list! See Details.
The WOCNCB®'s application fees are competitively priced and the fee structure includes substantial savings for nurses who apply for two or more certifications at the same time.
|$375 (equates to $75/year x 5)
|$490 (equates to $98/year x 5)
|$590 (equates to $118/year x 5)
|$650 (equates to $130/year x 5)
You have options! Once your application is submitted you have 12 months window to complete all specialties. Recertifying candidates with multiple specialties may select to PGP or Exam for each specialty. This is indicated at the time of portfolio submission and is considered "combination recertification". Learn more here.
Remember your certifications are with WOCNCB®. Please keep both WOCNCB® and the WOCN Society up-to-date. Don't risk a certification lapse! All WOCNCB® official announcements are sent via e-mail only. If you have changed your e-mail address in the last 5 years, please contact the WOCNCB® office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us help you to keep your contact information up-to-date to receive recertification reminders! WOCN Society does not provide WOCNCB® updated contact information.
If you plan on attending a regional conference, please consider volunteering and promoting the WOCNCB®. To make it easy, WOCNCB® will send you a "Showbox" containing promotional material and resources.
As a bonus, you will obtain two PGP points (teaching category) under any specialty! To request a Showbox contact: email@example.com or call (888) 496-2622.
Be better prepared to pass the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Exams. Follow the links to the WOCNCB® website below:
Market yourself and show off those hard earned credentials. Find what suits your certifiable style! Visit the WOCNCB® website to view the entire collection.
These enameled pins will identify you as an expert in your specialty. Gold tone with enameled background, and an open area for your badge or hanging your eyeglasses. Actual size 1/2" x 3/4".
To order click here.
If you have an achievement that you are especially proud of, or if you know a colleague who does, let WOCNCB® know! WOCNCB® is dedicated to highlighting the successes of our incredible nurses through social media, email updates and newsletters.
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