Board Certification: Why Certify?

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) began certifying nurses in 1978 as a way to recognize and differentiate the value of expert nurses from those at an entry level. Becoming board certified is a voluntary process that requires consistent, periodic evaluations of a nurse’s current professional knowledge and skills.

WOCNCB certified nurses are key health care team members who

A survey conducted by the American Board of Nursing Specialties reports that:

Join nearly 6,700 highly-skilled nurses who are dedicated to improving patient safety and outcomes in wound, ostomy, continence and foot care.

Value of Specialty Certification

The WOCNCB is a member of and accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). In order that ABNS support its mission, they undertook a strategic plan that focused on promoting the value of specialty nursing certification. Click here to read the white paper and executive summary of their research.

The Value of Certification Nurses
The Value of Certification Administrators
The Value of Certification Consumers

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