The NSWOCC’s WOC Institute developed the competency-based Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN™) Program. The program is a 4 month, paced online program which includes a clinical mentorship component. By preparing RPNs/LPNs to manage stable patients with Wound, Ostomy or Continence issues, the SWAN™ program aims to support and empower NSWOC™ teams to improve clinical outcomes.
During this 6-week, self-pace, online program you will:
This unique program offers healthcare practitioners the foundation to develop and enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge when managing complex, hard to heal wounds that require debridement.
At the end of this program learners will have advanced debridement knowledge beyond the WOC-EP/ SWAN programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.