WOC Experiential Pathway

Requirements

Requirements

The Experiential Pathway is for students already working in the specialty.

The WOCNCB’s requirements for Experiential Pathway are:

  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • Baccalaureate (or higher) degree
  • 1,500 direct patient clinical hours (for EACH specialty) completed within the five years preceding WOCNCB exam application. 375 hours must occur within one year preceding exam application.
  • 50 CE/CME (contact hours) or an equivalent in college course work (for EACH specialty) completed within the five years preceding WOCNCB exam application. (Emory WOCNEC's Wound and Ostomy Experiential courses will provide students with the 50 contact hours necessary to satisfy this requirement).

WOCNEC does not require these items to purchase the course. The clinical hours must be obtained before applying for WOCNCB certification. You can take the courses before obtaining all of the clinical hours, but you will not be able to apply for certification until you meet the eligibility requirements.

Completion of a Emory WOCNEC Experiential course will provide the following contact hours:

  • Wound: 50 hours
  • Ostomy 2.2: 50 hours
  • Continence: 40 hours*

*The Continence Audit course provides 40 contact hours. You will need to show proof of an additional 10 Continence contact hours before applying for WOCNCB certification in addition to having the 1500 hours clinical hours.

  • Bridge Week, Clinical and Professional Practice are NOT included.

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Course Descriptions

Experiential courses are for nurses already working in the specialty. All courses are online, asynchronous, and self-paced. Students can purchase and start at anytime and their time starts when the course is purchased. Students are allowed online access per course, but can follow an accelerated schedule if desired. The courses include learning objectives, suggested readings (provided in online PDF format), video lectures, podcasts, learning activities, case studies, quizzes, and exams. A score of 80% is required for all graded assignments, quizzes, and exams.

Experiential Pathway Course Wound 2.2 - (90 days didactic)

  • general skin care
  • prevention and management of pressure injuries
  • differential assessment and interventions for lower extremity ulcers, e.g., arterial, venous and neuropathic
  • principles of wound debridement
  • appropriate and cost effective topical therapy
  • appropriate and cost effective utilization of support surfaces
  • systemic support for wound healing
  • diabetic foot care

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Experiential Pathway Course Ostomy 2.2 - (90 days didactic)

  • stoma site marking
  • management of small bowel, large bowel and urinary diversions
  • product selection
  • sexual counseling/rehabilitation care
  • continent diversions

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Experiential Pathway Course - Continence 2.2 - (60 days didactic) - *ONLY 40 CE's provided

  • assessment for causative and contributing factors
  • conservative management
  • CIC, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, fluid and diet management, behavioral therapies (toileting programs), absorptive and containment products

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