Schools

Wound care schools and institutions providing education to nurses, physical therapists and other related clinicians. Some provide CME credits.

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (formerly Enterostomal Therapy ET/WOCN) is a specialized field of nursing involving the care of patients with abdominal stomas, dermal wounds, pressure ulcers, incontinence and related skin conditions.

The Emory University Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEC) prepares the graduate to provide specialty care for patients with acute and chronic wounds, standard and continent diversions, and fecal and urinary incontinence.

La Salle University's WOCNEP prepares nurses to provide acute and rehabilitative care for people with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems.

Postgraduate studies in wound care are designed to meet the diverse needs of all health professionals with a responsibility and interest in wound care.

The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy is offering a new partnership with the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an educational organization providing the highest quality wound care education possible based on the most current standards of practice guidelines and evidence-based research.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing now offers WOC training within its Masters programs or as a stand-along Certificate program for those with a MSN degree. WOC nursing incorporates principles and practices that promote, maintain and restore health for persons with wounds, ostomies and continence problems throughout their lives. WOC nurses specialize in the care of individuals with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary and integumentary systems.

University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education provides conferences, annual updates, self study classes, online education and nursing grand rounds to health care professionals. They are a nationally-recognized accredited provider of contact hour credit in continuing nursing education.

The Wound Management Specialty Program is a continuing nursing education program, offered by the VA Eastern Kansas Wound Management Academy and is fully accredited as a traditional on site educational program by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Society.

WebWOC Nursing Education Program is a recognized leader in developing innovative, interactive, online distance learning courses in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. In 2000, this program became the first online education program to be accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN).