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.
The Academy is located in Leavenworth, Kansas at the Eastern Kansas Health Care System’s VA Medical Center. The course prepares the nurse to practice preventive, rehabilitative, health maintenance, and therapeutic interventions in the management of acute and chronic wounds, fistulae, management of percutaneous drains and tubes, and lower extremity diseases. It is our goal to prepare nurses with a quality wound specialty program that optimizes patient outcomes across the lifespan.
The Program provides an onsite three (3) week course that consists of approximately 70 hours of didactic and 40 hours of clinical experience, with Wound Ostomy Continence preceptors, in the VA and greater Kansas City area. The course is approved for contact hours by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
Graduates of the course will be eligible to take the national board certification examination offered by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board to become a Certified Wound Care Nurse.