Industry Skin Wellness Associate

The ISWA program is designed specifically for industry partners who want to strengthen their ability to collaborate with healthcare professionals and to achieve the new gold standard of education in wound, ostomy and continence for Industry.

What is the ISWA Program?

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada’s (NSWOCC) Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Institute, developed the Industry Skin Wellness Associate (ISWA) Program in response to the growing desire for industry partners to enhance their knowledge, build confidence, and become better able to communicate with health care professionals working in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence. NSWOCC and the WOC-Institute developed the paced online ISWA education program as a means to empower industry partners to become a better resource in supporting clinicians, ultimately improving clinical outcomes. The ISWA program prepares industry partners to have an enriched understanding of wound, ostomy and continence issues.

The goal of the ISWA Program is to educate and prepare industry partners to work collaboratively and be a more effective resource for healthcare professionals. Graduates will have an enhanced ability to position their product portfolios from a clinical practice lens and to provide optimal support for nurses caring for those with wound, ostomy and continence issues.


Industry plays a key role in today’s healthcare system. Develop your wound, ostomy and continence skills to help the NSWOC™ team put the patient first.


Course Length

  • Two cohorts per year starting in March and October, respectively.
  • Courses are four (4) months long.
  • All course material is completed online.

Topics Covered

  • Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals
  • Wounds
  • Ostomies
  • Continence Care

Program Cost

  • $3,000 Tuition
  • $50 Course Administration Fee
  • NSWOCC membership: “WOC Student Associate Membership” registration fee (WOC Student Associate $146/year, includes JWOCN and CINAHL access)

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