Pathways to Certification
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Certification
The Traditional Pathway is a blended education program. It is comprised of online clinical courses, onsite skills training (Bridge Week), a comprehensive final exam, clinical with an approved preceptor, and completion of the professional practice course.
Read more about the differences between the Traditional and Experiential pathways.
Foot and Nail Certification
Emory WOCNEC offers several resources to help prepare for WOCNCB recertification:
Certification Review Manual
This purchase includes the hard copy review manual. Please see links to purchase below.
Pocket Pals are a pocket-sized quick reference guide. Please see links to purchase below.
The WOCNCB® has exam preparation resources available. https://www.wocncb.org/certification/exam-preparation
WOCN® Society has published a set of Core Curriculum textbooks. It is strongly encouraged to invest in these textbooks as they are helpful resources to prepare for the certification exam through the WOCNCB®. These books can be purchased from the publisher Wolters Kluwer: www.LWW.com or on Amazon by searching “WOCN core curriculum".
WOCN® Foundation Scholarship Program
Submission Deadlines: May 1st and November 1st
WOCN® Regions and Affiliates
Contact your Region or Affiliate for scholarship information.
UOAA - United Ostomy Associations of America
Some Regions and Affiliates also provide scholarships for Advanced Practice tuition and Conference.