About this program
The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Program is online course work that prepares the post-baccalaureate or the Master's prepared RN to take the WOC certification exam. Students are directed to the WEB WOC website for complete information about the WOC program.
WEB WOC Education
No matter where you live, if you’re close to a computer, you’re close to the classroom. Because your coursework is delivered entirely online, there is no travel associated with attending classes. Which means you can keep working and earning wages while you complete your coursework. But keep in mind, that coursework is rigorous and comprehensive – as is intended to prepare you for the national certification exams and evidence-based clinical practice.
As a learner in the WEB WOC program, you “attend” online interactive classes presented by WEB WOC faculty. You receive timely feedback from these instructors, while you and your classmates participate in:
- Threaded Discussions
- Faculty Presentations
- Case Studies
- Required Readings
- Study Games and Guides
- Online Testing
The WebWOC Nursing Education Program is delivered in partnership with Metropolitan State University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing (St. Paul, Minnesota) and a collaboration of professional nurses, who are Board Certified in WOC Nursing and dedicated to supporting the WOC profession and the mission of the WOCN®. We promote and support the education of bachelor’s prepared nurses to become WOC Nurses in order to guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies or incontinence.
Founded in 2001, the WEB WOC Nursing Education Program is the first online WOC nursing education program, and is fully accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society® .
The program is offered in partnership with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Metropolitan State University, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The mission of the WEB WOC Nursing Education Program is to provide evidence-based education to nurses in the specialty of wound, ostomy and continence care, while emphasizing the significant contribution the WOC nurse can make in risk management, quality management, cost control and production.
Students will understand the principles of wound, continence and or ostomy nursing care well enough to pass the WOCNCB Certification examinations.