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After submitting the application to recertify...how long do I have to schedule the exams before I have to pay the application fee again?

Answered July 23, 2019
The exam application provides you with 12 months for testing. If this timeframe expires and you have not tested, you may request a refund and reapply.


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I have a form that states I participated in a "Job Task Analysis" for the WOCNCB and that I could use 5 points towards my PGP recertification. I cannot seem to find an email to document my participation. The form states the email will not be delivered until after the survey has officially closed. Can you send me any information regarding this? I am sorry but I can't find a date. Thanks in advance.

Answered July 22, 2019
Please email our office to request a copy. info@wocncb.org


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When I submitted my revised portfolio today, I did not receive the prompt to pay for the revision submission. I'm not sure how to pay the $25.

Answered July 22, 2019
If you do not receive a prompt for payment, it means it was deemed a "Clarification" which is not charged as a revision.


Question:
What do I need to do to be able to sit for a wound nurse exam (I have an associates RN degree).

Answered July 22, 2019
The WOCNCB offers a credential for the LPN and Associate-Degreed RN in wound care. Please visit our website on the WTA-C credential under "Elgibility" found at "Certification / Wound Treatment Associate". We appreciate your expressed interest.


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Hello I noticed the letters from our President state our certified members are at or above 8900. That is fantastic! Do you happen to have a breakdown by Certification Credentials and APRN vs BSN prepared? I read this somewhere recently however unable to locate this information.

Answered July 22, 2019
Because the regular exam application for the CWOCN does not mandate the collection of a higher degree than a Bachelor's, the data is insufficient to determine how many are APRN. We currently have over 300 that hold the -AP specialty Wound, Ostomy or Continence credential at that level which requires NP or CNS.


Question:
Is it possible to have my recent Ostomy Certification Exam attempt re-graded? I’ve felt very confident in my answers. Or is it possible to remediate so that I can see where I’m going wrong?

Answered July 22, 2019
The WOCNCB prepares our examinations in compliance with stringent national standards to maintain our accreditation. Each item from each exam goes through a rigorous process of review to ensure that items and exams are psychometrically sound and clinically accurate. It is our practice to release passing scores of examinations to the test taker immediately after testing is completed. That testing report is confidential and only contains information specific to the testing completed. The report also breaks down the scores by "content area" which correlates to the predetermined content areas from the exam content outline. These content areas identify the topics you may need to focus the study on. The website has a link to this content outline, for reference, found under "Certification / Exam preparation". We do not publish the actual exam questions for a variety of reasons, of which a primary reason is to maintain confidentiality of testing information – also part of maintaining our Accreditation status with the ABSNC and NCCA. If you request a re-grade of the exam taken, it is likely to not change the pass/fail status, since each exam question has one correct answer and the computerized exam is coded for the correct answer as opposed to a paper/pencil exam where an anomaly may occur with how it is marked. You may email: info@wocncb.org


Question:
Where do I put abstract submissions for presentation for a conference? Thank you! Kerri Holman

Answered July 19, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 20 "Publications" and the subheading "Abstract" along with the definition of Abstract found on page 28. Your submission must fall under these guidelines to earn Abstract PGP points. Thank you for your question.


Question:
Could you tell me where to place reviewing poster abstracts for WOCN conference for PGP? Would this be under Professional organization? Also can I take credit for each year (2) that I did this? When I did PGP 5 yrs. ago, I was able to get 5 points for each year I reviewed poster abstracts however I cannot find this in the latest PGP manual.

Answered July 19, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 20 "Publications" and the subheading "Abstract" along with the definition of Abstract found on page 28. Your submission must fall under these guidelines to earn Abstract PGP points. Take a look at the maximum per specialty. If you are reviewing only, you must have been on a committee and would then refer you to Pg. 16. Thank you for your questions.


Question:
If I took the classes for the Continence focus but chose not to become certified, can I count the credit hours awarded by the school towards the Profesional Practice points for my Wound or Ostomy recertification? Thank you!

Answered July 19, 2019
Professional Practice is defined as courses or activities that are not directly related to wound, ostomy, continence, foot care or "other specialty" nursing specific activities, yet directly impact or enhance the role of the WOC or FC nurse. If the class was specifically for Continence, you can only place this in a Continence portfolio. Refer to pg. 4 in the PGP Handbook for more details. Thank you.


Question:
Are online CEUs accepted for the experiental pathway? Are there any continuing education websites you reccomend?

Answered July 18, 2019
Please refer to page 12 and 13 of the PGP Handbook related to CEU's. If you are a member of the WOCN Society, they offer many opportunities as a member. Thank you for your question.


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