Practice Enrichment Series – Wound Management

Practice Enrichment Series – Wound Management

Are you a healthcare professional interested in learning more about wound care?

Enrol today in the Practice Enrichment Series – Wound Management course offered by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Institute! During this 6-week, self-pace, online program you will:

  • Increase your knowledge related to evidence-based care wound care
  • Improve your ability to advocate for patients with wound related issues
  • Enhance your ability to collaborate with wound care specialists
  • Have access to virtual mentorship and knowledge consolidation opportunities with our team of CNA certified Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (NSWOCs)

Modules Include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Integumentary System
  • Principles of Integumentary System Healing  
  • General principles of Integumentary / Wound Assessment and Management
  • Wound prevention, assessment, and management
  • Specific wound aetiologies (prevention, assessment, and management):
    • Acute and traumatic wounds (example: skin tears, lacerations, minor burns), with a focus on post fall wound care
    • Moisture associated skin damage (example: incontinence associated dermatitis, emersion foot)
    • Pressure injuries
    • Lower limb ulcers
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Surgical wounds
    • Skin changes at life’s end
    • Wounds not healing in a predicted trajectory
  • Collaborative approaches when working with interprofessional teams
  • When to refer to a Wound Care Specialist

How to Apply

Step 1: Register with NSWOCC as a “Skin Health Practice Enrichment Series 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 “Skin Health Practice Enrichment Series Associate” from the dropdown menu.

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

$600 Per Course Fee (Academic Tuition)

Optional $46 JWOCN Subscription:

If the student decides to become a member of NSWOCC, they will also have the option of purchasing a subscription to the Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing (JWOCN) for a fee of $46.


  • 1 required text approximately $110.00
  • There may be other texts required at the discretion of the program

Course Enrolment

Once you have registered for the course, please allow 48 hours for processing. You will receive a confirmation letter from the WOC-Institute with your login information.

If you have any questions please contact


The following textbooks are for the indicated courses. You may order your textbooks through the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Bookstore:

Baranoski, S. & Ayello, E. A. (2016). Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute is wholly owned and operated by Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

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