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Question:
If I have passed the tri-certification exams but the board has not yet updated the website to reflect certification status can I still put the WOCN credentials after my name?

Answered December 14, 2017
Once you have passed exams you may begin using CWOCN. The website takes approximately 8 weeks to post your credentials after testing.


Question:
Is there a programs for nurses with there Associates to get certified.

Answered December 14, 2017
WOCNCB offers a certification in wound care for the LPN or Associate-Degreed RN, as a Wound Treatment Associate (WTA-C). Please review eligibility on this site under Certification / Wound Treatment Associate.


Question:
I am looking for the online verification of experience form.

Answered December 13, 2017
There is a verification form within the online exam application for the WTA-C credentials. Otherwise, the verification is entered in the online exam application via providing the name, title, and contact information of a clinical supervisor we can contact - in addition to providing the number of hours you have plus signing the attestation statement at the end of the online application.


Question:
after passing the board can you obtain ceu's toward your nursing license?

Answered December 13, 2017
The WOCNCB does not issue CE's as a certifying body. There are some state boards of nursing who will recognize your credential as valid towards CE for the nursing license renewal. Please check with your state board.


Question:
If a candidate is unsuccessful in passing the certification exam how many times can they retake it?

Answered December 13, 2017
You may retake exams 3x after the first attempt, so a total of four exams. This must occur within 12 months of application. After this you would need to submit a new application after a 6-month waiting period.


Question:
If i attended a wound conference that had topics on all three specialty's but the certificate does not outline the cme for each topic can i use the whole cme for one specialty alone

Answered December 11, 2017
No, the CME can only be used in the related specialty.


Question:
I completed an entry for developing a program but I don't know what to put under the evaluation section due to not evaluating the program yet. Also do I put the date that I completed the development process or the date I'm going to present the program?

Answered December 11, 2017
You are able to count points for the development of a program and the presentation of the program (x1). The dates would need to reflect when program developed and when you presented the program if you Plan to request points for both. You can describe how you plan to have program evaluated in the evaluation section. Hope this helps clarify.


Question:
IF I attended The 2017 National pressure ulcer advisory panel conference does this need to get pre approval for CEU obtained. Offered by NPUAP and accredited through ANCC

Answered December 11, 2017
Any CE's earned that specifically relate to the clinical specialty (likely NPUAP relates to wound care) -- these do Not need pre-approval. Only when they are non-clinical "professional Practice" topics which did not come from the WOCN Society would need a pre-approval.


Question:
please advise how to input into PGP I was co chair of the speakers committee for our Regional conference does this go under specialty or Professional practice& how many pts can be obtained.

Answered December 11, 2017
Please refer to page 14 of the current PGP Handbook for points allowance for this role. These points should be placed in professional practice and can be used in W,O,C or FC portfolio.


Question:
At the National WOCN conference, I received 7 CE's for viewing 140 posters. Can these be used for professional practice CE's. Thank You

Answered December 8, 2017
Points for viewing posters may be entered as specialty CE points (wound, ostomy, continence, foot care) OR Professional Practice CE points in a PGP portfolio. Thank you for your question.


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