Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board

Founded in 1978, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) is a not-for-profit professional, international nursing organization certifying over 8,500 registered nurses who are specialists in the fields of wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care. WOCNCB® has Board Certified nurses in Canada, South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.

WOCNCB® is committed to safe, patient-centered care by maintaining the Gold Standard in wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nursing.  Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care Nurses at all practice levels are WOCNCB® Certified.

WOCNCB® sets, maintains, and evaluates standards for certification and re-certification in wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nursing.  The organization promotes the certification programs and encourages continued professional growth in specialized nursing practice.  WOCNCB® provides formal recognition of individuals who meet the certification requirements and provides identification of nurses who have achieved certification in wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nursing to employing agencies, the public and other healthcare professionals.

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