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Welcome to the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute
Canada’s online continuing educational resource for Nurses and allied health professionals managing patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence.


Congratulations 2018/2019 WOC-EP Graduates!

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Explore Our Online and Hybrid Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Opportunities Click for More Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Educational Opportunities

Wound, Ostomy & Continence Education Program (WOC-EP)

The WOC-EP Prepares Baccalaureate Registered Nurses to become leaders in the practice of the tri-specialty of Wound, Ostomy and Continence and readies them to write the Canadian Nurses Association Certification Examination in Wound, Ostomy and Continence WOCC(C).

 

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Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN) Program

The NSWOCC and WOC-Institute developed the paced online Skin Wellness Associate Nurse SWANTM education program as a means to support and empower NSWOCs and improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound, ostomy and continence care teams. The SWANTM program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound, ostomy and continence care.

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Industry Skin Wellness Associate (ISWA) Program

The ISWA program is designed to provide industry partners the advanced ability to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and to be ambassadors for ethical partnerships with industry.

 

 

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Skin Health – Practice Enrichment Series

New in 2021, the Skin Health – Practice Enrichment Series includes competency based, beginner programs in wound, ostomy and continence, intermediate skills labs and advanced programs. The courses are state of the art, self-paced online programs which are facilitated by a team of CNA certified NSWOCs.

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Advanced Wound Debridement Program

The primary objective of this program is to provide learners with advanced theoretical knowledge pertaining to all aspects of debridement. Learners are encouraged to seek out mentorship opportunities within their work environment and to work within their scope of practice.

At the end of this program learners will have advanced debridement knowledge beyond the WOC-EP/ SWAN programs.

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Skin Health Practice Enrichment Series for Paramedics

This state-of-the-art program is designed to provide community care paramedics with the ability to provide optimal wound care in collaboration with an interprofessional team.

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Enhance Your Wound, Ostomy & Continence Knowledge and Skills
A Message From our Chair

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and to the Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Institute and to thank you for your interest in WOC Nursing. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC)-Institute is owned and operated by the association of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) (formally the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapists (CAET)). Our tri-specialty is unique, and we strive to improve the lives of those patients cared for by wound, ostomy and continence nurses as well as support those healthcare professionals who have chosen this dynamic and evolving field through providing comprehensive education and skills-based training to improve their practices.

The WOC Institute offers various competency-based, programs to assist healthcare professionals in improving their skills and understanding of wound, ostomy, and continence, with both online and in person learning opportunities. We encourage you to explore the various educational opportunities we have to offer. If you have questions feel free to contact registrar@wocinstitute.ca or chair@wocinstitute.ca.

Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Chair

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Institute Opportunities

The Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute is often seeking those interested in supporting the development of the wound, ostomy and continence specialty in Canada. Click the button below for current opportunities.

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Become a Preceptor

Preceptors are the backbone of the WOC-EP program and influence the educational pathway of new nurses specializing in wound, ostomy & continence. Learn more about becoming a preceptor by clicking the button below.

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Preceptor Role

Select the button below to learn more about the role of our preceptors and how they assist our learners in developing the knowledge and skills needed to specialize in the field of wound, ostomy and continence.

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Preceptor Log In

Preceptors may access the Preceptorship section of this website by clicking on the link below and signing in using the information provided.

 

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