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.
The curriculum builds on both the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience of the master's prepared nurse. The School of Nursing offers three WOC courses annually (two didactic courses and a practicum). The Certificate program can be completed within 12 months. The two WOC didactic courses meet on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 7 pm in the fall and spring semesters. The practicum is in the summer session. Any MSN student pursuing a CNS or ACNP may choose to focus on WOC as their area of specialization as well as postmasters students are welcome to apply. Program Dates: Fall semester starts in late August. On-site: Three graduate level credits for a total of 9 credit hours.
UVa School of Nursing
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, VA 22903