Have you ever wondered about how specialized certification can open up career options?

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Are you passionate about wound, ostomy and continence care? Do you want to become an expert consultant? Have you ever wanted to run your own business as a nurse? We learned about an exciting opportunity we’d like to share!


The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute offers a competency-based education program that leads to a Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Wound, Ostomy & Continence – WOCC(C). Available to RNs with 2 years of experience, this intensive course equips learners with expert knowledge and skills. Nurses specializing in wound, ostomy, and continence (NSWOCs) provide holistic assessment and management as an interprofessional team member in a variety of healthcare settings, including independent practice.


What can this accreditation mean for you? This expert credential is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public and professional licensing bodies. Many specialty RN job opportunities require WOCC(C), and these positions typically offer more autonomy and involvement in clinical decision making. This designation also makes it possible to successfully run your own consulting or homecare business in the community! Most importantly, NSWOCs contribute to higher quality care and get better outcomes for patients in a healthcare system that is strained. Check out their website for more information! https://nswoc.ca/powerof3/

Written by Elle Diniz

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