Advanced Wound Debridement Program

Advanced Wound Debridement Program

Program Pre-Requisites and Application Eligibility

The competency-based, advanced debridement course is designed by nurses for nurses and follows the Canadian best practise recommendations for nurses; however, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute recognizes the course may be of interest to other disciplines.

Healthcare professionals without a nursing background are responsible for recognizing their own scope of practice and jurisdictional policies related to their profession. That is, non-nurse Healthcare Professionals meeting the prerequisite education requirements will be accepted into the program.

  • In-depth knowledge of wound management is essential prior to enrolment in a competency-based debridement educational program.
  • Prerequisite education is identified by the successful completion of a rigorous curriculum-based wound management program including stringent outcome measures such as examination. 
  • Learners must have completed the WOC-EP, SWAN or equivalent program prior to taking this program

Program Objectives

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. 

The program will be self-paced online with access to virtual mentorship and knowledge consolidation opportunities with our team of CNA certified NSWOCs. Enrolment is limited. Contact programmanager@wocinstitute.ca for more information.


How to Apply

FOR NSWOCC MEMBERS

Step 1: Log into your membership account

In order to apply, you will need to be logged into your membership account at https://membersnswoc.ca/.

Log in!

Step 2: Register for a Course

On the left-hand side of the NSWOCC members-only section home page, you will see a list of buttons under “I would like to:”

  1. Select “Register for Courses”.
  2. Select the course you’d like to register for by selecting “Add”, then choose “Register” at the bottom.
Step 3: Complete the Prerequisites

Each course has a list of prerequisites needed in order to complete your application to the program. The prerequisites are displayed in a list with a description under each one for your convenience when applying.

FOR NON-NSWOCC MEMBERS

Step 1: Register with NSWOCC as a “Healthcare Professional Associate”

In order to apply, please click the link below. You will be brought to the NSWOCC members-only page to begin your registration with NSWOCC. Please choose “Healthcare Professional Associate” from the dropdown menu.

All Advanced Wound Debridement Program students for are not already NSWOCC members must become associate members of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC) by registering as a NSWOCC Healthcare Professional Associate Member during the application process for a fee of $90. This associate membership fee provides access to the discussion forum, a national conference discount, the NSWOCC and more.

Register now!

Step 2: Register for a Course

Once you complete your registration, you will have access to the members-only area. On the left hand side of the NSWOCC members-only section home page, you will see a list of buttons under “I would like to:”

  1. Select “Register for Courses”.
  2. Select the course you’d like to register for by selecting “Add”, then choose “Register” at the bottom.
Step 3: Complete the Prerequisites

Each course has a list of prerequisites needed in order to complete your application to the program. The prerequisites are displayed in a list with a description under each one for your convenience when applying.


Program Cost

$800 Per Course Fee (Academic Tuition):

If accepted into the Advanced Wound Debridement Program

FOR NON-MEMBERS: $90 Healthcare Professional Associate Registration Fee

Any member of NSWOCC can apply for this course at the $800.00 tuition cost.

All Advanced Wound Debridement Program students for are not already NSWOCC members must become associate members of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC) by registering as a NSWOCC Healthcare Professional Associate Member during the application process for a fee of $90. This associate membership fee provides access to the discussion forum, a national conference discount, the NSWOCC and more.

Access to $46 JWOCN Subscription:

For Students who do not currently receive it, you will have the option to purchase a subscription to the Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing (JWOCN) for a fee of $46.

$50 Application Fee:

Students will also pay a $50 non-refundable application fee during the application process. Ensure you have all your information readily available prior to starting the application. E.g., contact information of references.

If students are not accepted into the program, they may contact the program administrator at registrar@wocinstitute.ca to request a refund for their $90 membership fee.

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