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I have read the PGP and have requested professional practice approval however all of them have been rejected with no reason why, It would be helpful to be able to decipher where to put the continuing educations if it does not directly reflect the specialty but nursing practice. please advise thank you


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I have to recertify for the first time for wounds. Do I apply for the standard or advanced practice test? Thank you.

Answered February 17, 2020
The exam for "standard" would be if you are recertifying a CWCN. If you select the AP level exam, you must hold NP or CNS to be eligible and is an exam with questions for that level/scope of practice.


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Hello, I participated in Education fair for the registered nurses in my faculty for 2 hours, providing instructions on wound assessment documentation in EPIC. Should I submit this for pre-approval or can I claim the points under product fair?

Answered February 17, 2020
Thank you for the question. Please submit this for pre-approval to determine if this is eligible for PGP points.


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Hello, I received CEU from JWOCN article "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Nursing Management of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ) in Adult Patients." Not sure if I should enter it under specialty "ostomy" or professional practice.

Answered February 17, 2020
It is dependent on the content of an article and if you mark it "specialty" is to indicate it pertains to a clinical specialty. Professional Practice is a non-clinical topic. Please refer to the Definitions in the PGP Handbook for Professional Practice.


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Hello, My Tri-specialties expire 3 months apart in 2021, Wound in May, Ostomy in November and Continence in August. I am planning to re-certify via PGP. Can I submit the 3 at the same time? I have May 2020-February 2021 for PGP submission for Wound.


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Hello, I submitted two activities for pre approval almost two months ago that have still not been addressed. Please let me know when you will be reviewing these items. thank you

Answered February 17, 2020
At times there are large volumes of pre-approvals and can take longer than normal. Please email: info@wocncb.org and we can check your submission.


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If I co-authored a supplement to a peer-reviewed journal... what type of publication should I list this as? A "journal article?"

Answered February 16, 2020
Hello, since this is a "supplement" to a peer reviewed journal article and this activity is not specifically covered in the PGP Handbook, please submit this activity for pre-approval, instructions found on page 15 of the handbook. Thanks for the question.


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Hi I am interested in signing up for a meditation course that my hospital is offering. Its TM and will cost 900 dollars was wondering if I can get PGP points for this.

Answered February 13, 2020
Please refer to page 12 of the PGP Handbook regarding CEU's. Be sure you are not claiming general nursing activities vs. those that directly impact or enhance the role of the WOC or FC nurse. This sounds like this would fall into the general nursing category.


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So I was the hospitality chair for our iowa annual conference in 2019. Under professional practice there are two categories that I think this could fit under. One is 8 points the other is 10. One says committee or task force chair at regional state level or there is conference planning committee chair at regional state level.

Answered February 13, 2020
Please note that the "event chair" position is intended that you planned the entire event as chair of the committee. If this describes what position you held, then you can choose accordingly. Thank you for your question.


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Would the Scope and Standards of Practice for the WOC Nurse be considered Clinical Practice Guideline for a national healthcare organization or something else?

Answered February 17, 2020
If you have written a document on the Scope and Standards of Practice for WOC or FC Nursing, please see pages 20 and 22 of the 2018 PGP Handbook “Publications” to see if your activity falls under any of these categories. If you are uncertain if your activity falls under any of these categories, please submit for pre approval, instructions found on page 15. Thanks for the question.


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