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I need a copy of my WOCN Diploma for credentialing & the school I went to (Wickes) no longer exists. Would there be a copy still on file when I applied for boards?


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My name is Agata Stawowy. I had changed my email adress to sagata@twc.com. I have tried several times to change in my profile and now I have problem to get to my PGP points. Thank you for your help


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When I enter time for development of a lecture or presentation the PGP program only calculates 1 point for each 15 minute presentation when I enter over 30 minutes of lecture. The handbook states it is 1 point per each 15 min of presentation with no maximum. What am I doing wrong?


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How do we document Teaching Presentation/Lectures - if "developed" presentation and "presented" it? Separate entries? The pull down only allows for either Development or Presentation. Also, for development of presentation -- do we note how many hours it took to research and complete it ? Thank you for your assistance!


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Has the board considered PGP for WTA certification

Answered May 18, 2018
Recertification requirements for the WTA-C credential are under development. Watch the website for announcements.


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I am recertifying this year and have everything prepared to submit in Sept for renewal in Dec 2018. Do I now have to redo my entire portfolio to follow these new revisions? I see there is an updated handbook just published. Please advise.

Answered May 18, 2018
Your detail will remain in your PGP portfolio. You will not need to redo the information entered. Note there are a couple items moved to a new Category, "Conference Booth Volunteer" and "Grant/non IRB" which would be the only two potential for a need to re-enter.


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I have been a CWON for 7 years and last year received my Nurse Practitioner degree. Can I renew my CWON as a CWONAP through PGP or do I have to actually take the test again? Or can I just renew the CWON through PGP even though I am an APRN? Thanks

Answered May 18, 2018
To establish CWON-AP level credentials the first time, it must be via taking the -AP specialty exams. There is a portfolio method for re-certifying both -AP and regular level credentials, each have separate handbooks and requirements. You must hold the credential in order to re-certify by portfolio. You can choose which level to establish or maintain.


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does this qualify as a quality improvement project for continence? No standardization of skin protectant in the NICU with many individualized mixed concoctions. Review of products available found none able to meet need for full protection on skin already broken down (staff survey of available products included in finding). Review of literature and AWHONN guidelines, Management Algorithm developed, new products added to meet all levels of need, worked with supply chain to change product availability, staff education developed for algorithm and addition of product with specific instructions. Plan to assess staff compliance and effectiveness of algorithm and product in 3 months: thanks!


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Why are only 5 points awarded for being on a conference planning committee regardless of years on the committee?

Answered May 17, 2018
There are many activities in the PGP Handbook that are given a Maximum of points allowed. Although the conference planning committee membership is worth 5 points per year, there is a 5 point maximum allowed. The criteria in the handbook provides for maximums so that a portfolio will have a variety of activities that demonstrate a well-rounded individual in the specialized area of practice.


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I developed and taught a semester course in Care of Adults with Physiologic Alterations as an adjunct faculty. It included alterations of all body systems , including lectures on wound and ostomy,as well as conditions that would affect GI and GU systems,skin, wound healing and wound development. The lectures were weekly and objectives were the overall course objectives. How should this be included in the PGP?


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