President's Message

Welcome to the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board website!

Jill Trelease,  DNP(c), FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN

Whether you are a recent nursing graduate interested in learning about certification as a way to further your commitment to quality patient care or you are recertifying after many years as a certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence, and/or Foot Care nurse, you can find what you need on this website.

As the Gold Standard for Certification® in Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care (WOC/FC) Nursing, WOCNCB® is independently accredited by two agencies: the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). All of the WOCNCB® exams are psychometrically sound, legally defensible and demonstrate entry-level standards to safely practice in the specific nursing specialty. In addition, the WOCNCB® recertification process provides a way to demonstrate continued competencies in each specialty.

Please take some time to browse through the WOCNCB® website where you will find information on the certifications we offer, how to become certified, study tools to help you prepare for the exam, recertification, and more. If you have specific questions, visit the “Ask the Board” tab to get answers from members of our Board of Directors. You can also contact our office for assistance or additional information.

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 are proud to stand by you and work to further our collective efforts in marketing, protecting, and raising awareness of our hard-earned credentials. 

Thank you,


Jill Trelease, DNP(c), FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN
WOCNCB® President

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