President's Message

Welcome to the WOCNCB® Website!

Cathy Reimanis, DNP, MS, CNS, ANP-BC, CWOCN

As the Gold Standard of Certification in Wound Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care (WOC/FC) Nursing, we are glad you landed on our website.  Please take some time to browse through the many tabs and hyperlinks to explore the wonders of being certified through the WOCNCB®.  As a WOCNCB®-certified nurse, you gain entry into an elite cohort of nursing professionals dedicated to patient safety, enhancing patient-specific and community outcomes in the WOC/FC subspecialty.

Certification through the WOCNCB® is a well-earned badge of honor reflecting an educational and professional commitment complemented by direct patient care exposure in each specialty we offer at every level of nursing education – non-Baccalaureate, Baccalaureate and Advanced Practice.  All of the WOCNCB® exams are psychometrically sound, legally defensible and demonstrate entry-level standards to safely practice in the specific nursing specialty.  Furthermore, the WOCNCB® recertification process provides a way to demonstrate continued competencies in each specialty.   Taken together, these qualities are why the WOCNCB® is independently accredited by two agencies: the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

For those considering WOCNCB®-certification, specific information on all of our specialty exams is found in the Examination Handbook, or please browse the Exam Preparation section to review each Exam Content Outline.   When you have completed all of the certification requirements, please take advantage of some of the Exam Preparation materials available.

For those who are currently WOCNCB®-certified, thank you for your continued commitment to our nursing specialty certification and the patients you serve.  My fellow WOCNCB® Board members and I remain proud to stand by you and work to further our collective efforts in marketing, protecting and raising awareness of our hard-earned credentials.  

You may even consider joining us in these efforts.  At the WOCNCB®, we are always looking for volunteers to advance our certification mission, vision and strategic objectives; it is a fun way to network with our CWOCN cohort, advance your career and contribute to our profession.   

Thank you,


Cathryn L. Reimanis, DNP, CNS, ANP-BC, CWOCN
WOCNCB® President

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