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Helping to Fund the Future

Partnership Medela WOCN

WOC Nurse Stories Funded 6 Scholarships

Medela invited WOC Nurses to share their stories at WOCNext 2019. For every story that was shared Medela made a donation to the Fund the Future campaign raising a grand total of $15,000! That’s enough for 6 fully funded WOC Nurse scholarships for nurses wishing to attend a WOC Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) Accredited by the WOCN Society and to WOC nurses wishing to obtain a higher degree. We are inspired by the dedicated WOC Nurses out there making a difference, and are excited to encourage those entering the field.

“Thank you Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) for your partnership.  We are happy to support your organization and such a great cause!” -Kevin Ackermann, VP of Healthcare at Medela

In the picture Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, President, WOCN Society and Nicolette Zuecca, MPA, CAE Chief Staff Executive, WOCN Society.

Why be a WOC Nurse?

Medela invited wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses to tell their stories at WOCNext 2019. We captured these inspirational stories on camera and are excited to share them with you in our WOC Nurse Spotlight Series.

Sandra Fasing, Ashlee Garcia, Mary Mahoney, Swann Waterhouse and Denise Ferrell tell us why you should be a WOC Nurse. Hear from experts in the field on how being a WOC Nurse creates so many opportunities, comes with a built in support system and is rewarding!


WOC Nurse Spotlight Stories

WOC Nurses are Problem Solvers
Jeannie May

An Evidence-Based Approach to Wound Care
Susan Roque

Patient and peer education
Heather Sloan

Sights and Smells of WOC Nursing
Brenda Freymiller

Directly Improving Patient’s Lives
Christina Lehman

Driving Better Care
Sheila Mackle

Proactive wound care
Thomas Gallivan

WOC Nurse – a new model for professionalization
Cynthia Sylvia

Drawn to the complexity of wounds
Sunniva Zaratkiewicz

Impacting surgical procedures
Bethany Schempp

From helpless to hopeful
Deborah Lehker

The pursuit of clinically relevant research
Joyce Pittman

Patients are partners in treatment
Darcie Peterson

Acute care to home care
Mary Mahoney

Being there for patients
Mary Jo Conley

The best nursing specialty ever
Carol Richelson

Sky’s the limit for WOC Nurses
Ashlee Garcia

A collection of all the wonderful stories, straight from the source, about what it means to be WOC nurse!

A WOC Nurse is an Educator

A WOC Nurse is an Ambassador

A WOC Nurse is a Clinician

A WOC Nurse is a Storyteller

A WOC Nurse is a Influencer

What does it mean to be a WOC Nurse?

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