Practice Enrichment Series (PES)

Practice Enrichment Series (PES)

New in 2021, the Practice Enrichment Series includes competency based, introductory programs in wound, ostomy and continence, intermediate skills labs and advanced programs. The courses are state of the art, self-paced online programs which are facilitated by a team of CNA certified Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs). Onsite programs are available upon request. Contact the NSWOCC through our contact page should you be interested in accessing our onsite education delivered by specialized NSWOCs.

In total, there are four programs included in the Practice Enrichment Series:

  1. Practice Enrichment Series – Wound Management (available now!), Ostomy Management (coming in 2022), and Continence Management (coming in 2022)
  2. Practice Enrichment Series – Paramedics
  3. Practice Enrichment Series – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Skills Lab (Coming Soon)
  4. Practice Enrichment Series – Advanced Debridement

PES – Wound, Ostomy and Continence

This introductory program is available to any healthcare professional and is designed for nurses by nurses. It offers three courses dedicated to:

Introduction to Wound Management (now available!)

Introduction to Ostomy Management (coming soon)

Introduction to Continence Management (coming soon)

PES – Paramedics

This state-of-the-art program is designed to provide community care paramedics with the ability to provide optimal wound care in collaboration with an interprofessional team.

The Practice Enrichment Series for Paramedics is a competency-based, beginner program in wound management. The course is a state of the art, competency-based, self-paced online program facilitated by a team of CNA certified NSWOCs.


  • Self-paced, online throughout the year
  • 6 weeks

PES – Advanced Wound Debridement

The competency-based, advanced debridement course is designed by nurses for nurses and follows the Canadian best practise recommendations for nurses.

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. 

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NSWOCC is proud to share that Marcia Leard, NSWOCC's newly appointed President, was recently awarded the COVID Warrior Coin Award by the Lieutenant Governor of PEI, for her efforts to aid the COVID response in the province. Read the full announcement at
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NSWOCC is thrilled to share that Kimberly LeBlanc, PhD, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), FCAN, Academic Chair of the NSWOCC Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute, was elected as the CNA President-Elect today at their AGM. Congratulations, Kim!
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The NSWOCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Leard, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) of Summerside, PEI, as the President of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC). Read the full announcement at
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