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2015 has been a busy and exciting year for me as I work through the second half of my term as President. Most recently on the agenda for the Board of Directors was the election. On July 1st, you received an email alerting you that the election was open. We had a field of six excellent candidates! Thank you for voting and taking advantage of this opportunity to shape the future of the WOCNCB Board. It was exciting to witness the quality candidates on the slate for election. Elections for me are a happy/sad event. Welcoming new members to the Board means we will be saying goodbye to a valued current Board member. In this case, we will say goodbye to Andrea Montgomery-Kylie (Hawaii). Andrea has been very active with the Experiential Pathway Committee and candidates. Her can do attitude will be missed.
In April, the Board worked with a facilitator to develop a new strategic plan. The outcome of this project brought about updated Vision and Mission statements. The Board also thought it was important to define the core values reflected in our vision and mission.
- Laurie Ellefson, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
Her passion and advocacy will help to open new doors in bringing these treatment options to the forefront.
2015 Board Election Results
Thank you to all who voted for this year's WOCNCB Board! The results are in, and we congratulate our newest Board Members and look forward to your contributions in 2016!
Kathy currently works as the Director of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing at Ottawa University at Overland Park, KS. She has nearly 18 years of inpatient and outpatient clinical, managerial, and program development experience in wound care.
Michael is currently a Nurse Practitioner with Genesis Physician Services in Salisbury, MD. Micheal has more than 16 years of experience within the acute care setting, and brings advanced practice skills and leadership and a focus of using the latest in evidence-based practices.
The Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board proudly welcomes Floyd Medical Center to the renowned list of Employer Recognition Award winners! This award is given annually to honor an organization that has demonstrated exemplary support of the certification process in WOC nursing. Chosen from 23 candidates, the Center, located in Rome Georgia, displays encouragement of advancement to all nurses within the organization seeking national specialty certification.
Floyd Medical is acclaimed by their nurses for its continued drive for innovation and growth. Most notably, the center has developed its own preventative foot clinic. With Nurse Practitioners at the helm, this clinic has yielded valuable data, which has been featured at various conferences. Given its success within this addition, the Center is also looking to incorporate an ostomy clinic as well for the continued benefit of area patients.
Additional support is given to each of its WOC nurses in the form of financial assistance in order for them to attend one WOCN educational conference per year. These employees also receive reimbursement for membership dues to the organization, sponsoring professional growth for those pursuing specialized networking opportunities.
Congratulations to these WOCNCB Certified for hitting the 30-Year Continuous Certification Mark in 2015!
Ostomy Flash Cards are now available!
Wound Treatment Associate Certification (WTA-C)
Special Introductory Offer - $100 Rebate (expires 2/29/16)
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