Welcome to WOCNCB Certification Inspiration, a podcast featuring conversations with nurses certified in wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care, health care advocates, patients and more! Listen and learn more about nursing certification and be inspired!
JWOCN® Getting Ready for Certification articles are excellent tools to help prepare for WOCNCB® exams
The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®) offers free access to “Getting Ready for Certification” articles for wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care. Jessica Simmons MSN, APN, FNP-C, CWON, DNC is the WOCNCB Board Liaison to the JWOCN and shares how these articles can be used as an exam prep tool along with some basic studying tips. These articles are an excellent resource to help prepare for WOCNCB exams and are free open access articles available on the JWOCN® online site.
Telehealth for Ostomy and Wound Care Patients
Gina Day Day BSN, RN, CWON® and Lydia Beal BSN, RN, CWOCN® are filling a gap providing expert clinical care virtually. Learn how they established an online clinic to provide access to care and develop step by step care plans for each patient, helping patients live life with confidence.
A Day in a Life of a CWOCN® in an Oncology Ostomy Outpatient Clinic
Star was a nurse for critical care and trauma in Acute Care before becoming a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse in 2008. She remained in Acute Care until 2018, when she was given the opportunity to start an Outpatient Clinic at UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center specifically focusing on Ostomy patients.
A Conversation with a Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
Jeanine Gleba, the Advocacy Manager at United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) discusses the value of specialty nursing with Joanna Burgess-Stocks a Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN). Across the country, there is a huge gap in access to Certified Ostomy Care Nurses. Hear the positive difference access to a Certified Ostomy Care Nurse has on patients, families the health care facility staff. Joanna will discuss the specialty education and clinical skills needed for specialty nursing certification.
Recertifying via the Professional Growth Portfolio? Understanding Professional Practice vs. Specialty Points
Lisa and Sarah are volunteers on the Professional Growth Program Committee, otherwise known as the PGP Committee and will be explaining the difference between Professional Practice Points vs Specialty Points for the Professional Growth Portfolio and also touch on the PGP Audit process.
A Patient Point of View - Certification Matters
Hear from George Salamy, a longtime volunteer on the board of United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and a former WOCNCB Public Board Member and Public Policy committee member. George has lived with an ostomy for 40 years and shares the positive impact a WOCNCB Certified Nurse can have on patient care, quality of life and outcomes.
Education for real life
Thank you for all of podcasts! They are real life stories and information that helps providers and patients!! I enjoy listening to all of these podcasts!!