INDUSTRY SKIN WELLNESS ASSOCIATE (ISWA) PROGRAM: APPLICATION

Prior to starting your application please refer to the admission requirements found at https://wocinstitute.ca/iswa-program-admission-requirements/. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all elements of the application have been received by the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute office. Please contact the Program Manager at programmanager@wocinstitute.ca any questions regarding your application.

All Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute students must become associate members of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC). Industry Skin Wellness Associate (ISWA) education program students must register as a NSWOCC education program Associate Member during the application process for a fee of $146 (which includes membership and access to JWOCN and CINAHL). This associate membership fee provides access to the discussion forum, a national conference discount, the NSWOCC and more. Students will also pay a $50 non-refundable application fee during the application process. If accepted into the ISWA education program, students will have the option to pay the full program fee of $3000 or pay in instalments of $1000 at the beginning of the program and prior to the continence and wound courses of the ISWA education program. If students are not accepted into the ISWA education program they may contact registrar@wocinstitute.ca to request a refund for their $100 associate membership fee.

The personal information collected during application and maintained as part of a student’s records will be used for the purposes of admission, registration, and issuing receipts, graduation certificates and for ISWA education program research and planning. Contact information will also be disclosed to Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC) for the purpose of providing membership information. Personal information will not be shared with any other business or organization.

Applying

In order to apply please click the link below. You will be brought to the NSWOCC members page. Please register as a “WOC Student Associate”. On completion of the registration you will have access to the members area. On the left hand side of the NSWOCC Members section home page, under “I would like to:” select “Register for Courses”. You will then see a list of upcoming Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute programs and courses. Please find a box which includes one cohort and courses including a ISWA education program course. Attach the proof of prerequisite completion by clicking on the corresponding links. Select “Add” and then click “Register” at the bottom of the page. You will be provided with an option to pay for the program all at once or in installments prior to the start of each course. Please note there will be a $50 registration fee for the initial program application. You will also be provided with the option to challenge each separate course, both theory and practicum, based on the Recognition of Prior Learning criteria which can be found here, for a $250 fee.

For more detailed information on registration please click here. Please note: Applications sent through email will NOT be accepted.

Please click on the following button to become a NSWOCC Student Associate member first, then complete the ISWA education program application afterwards:

Start & Complete Your Application: Step-by-Step Process

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