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I added up my hours worked for PGP practice hours and came out with 1929.4- a little shy of the 2000 hours because I retired for a year. I tried to click to claim 1500 hours but it won't let me. I should be able to claim 35 points. How do I do this?


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I developed and presented an Ostomy educational workshop for our new graduate nurses. It was a combination of education and hands-on skill training. It took 60 minutes. Would I be able to claim 10 points for developing and 10 points for presenting for a total of 20 points for this program?


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I took the Wound nurse certification test this past week after going through the experiential pathway. I had been acing the 200 flash cards and the 40 question practice test both from WOCNCB. I failed the test and absolutely felt that I was totally not prepared for the test although I had studied. What do you recommend for a nurse to study to be able to pass the test?do


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Hi. I currently took over in the beginning of the year as president of my local wocn affiliate. Per Natioanl WOCN, we are now a local networking community with no board as per the new transition. I will be stepping into the liason roll for the rest of my 2 years. How do I capture this on pgp?


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Follow up Question: "Answered April 18, 2024 If you hold an RN and Bachelor's Degree, you will count your work hours specific to wound care and must total 1,500 and at least 375 out of those hours must have occurred in the past one year, and the total 1,500 need to come from the past 5 years. This, in addition to 50 CE in wound care, will make you eligible to apply for the CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) exam. Question: Can I input all my work hours from last year or 2 years ago to make up the hours required?

Answered April 19, 2024
You will look at the work hours specific to the specialty, and if you reach the 1,500 needed (including 375 from the last one year) within a two-year timeframe, that is also fine. We are looking to be sure the experience hours are not more than five years old.


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I currently working in a wound care department, I and an RN ( 2021) and WCC ( since 2013) Can is still get the WOCN certificate?

Answered April 18, 2024
If you hold an RN and Bachelor's Degree, you will count your work hours specific to wound care and must total 1,500 and at least 375 out of those hours must have occurred in the past one year, and the total 1,500 need to come from the past 5 years. This, in addition to 50 CE in wound care, will make you eligible to apply for the CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) exam.


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I have an opportunity to be a secretary on an ostomy board program. According to PGP you can get 10 points per year, but when I start I won't complete a full year of being on the board. Does this mean I wont get the points? Also does tracking hours need to be on official letterhead?


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My employer is looking for a certification number, where can I get that?

Answered April 17, 2024
The certification number is issued when our testing agency generates the printed credentials certificate, which is mailed to you.


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Regarding practice hours: I am so confused on how to calculate them. In the video that was made, it says 2000 hr per 5 years =10000 hrs divide by 3 =3300 hrs per each scope. That makes no sense to me if you work full time an average of 2000 per year. I want to submit my PGP in April but my certification expires at the end of November so How do I calculate those points?

Answered April 16, 2024
For someone working full time over 5 years, you should reach a total of 10,000 practice hours. You are dividing that for each of the specialties - wound/ostomy/continence. In other words, how many practice hours are devoted to wound for example, would potentially be one-third of your full time hours. You may calculate your hours based on how your role fits into your work hours by specialty. This can be done by hours per week, or per month, or a percentage of time, etc., and should reflect them for each specialty -- how many hours are in your role for wound care, etc. Once you calculate the totals, you will claim the appropriate points for them.


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Is this program also can be availed by nurses practicing in Quebec?

Answered April 11, 2024
The WOCNCB certifies nurses in the Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care specialties from many different countries. Our testing company has the ability administer the certification exam across the globe. As long as you meet eligibiility requirements for the exam through education program attendance or the Experiential Pathway, you may write the exam. Please refer to the Examination Handbook for specific criteria. Wishing you success in achieving certification!


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