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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society - WOCN

Organization URL(s)


Other Contact Information

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
1-888-224-9626 (Voice - Toll-free)
856-439-0525 (FAX)


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and continence problems. WOC nurses manage conditions such as stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, neuropathic wounds, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and functional disorders of the bowel and bladder. The WOCN Society is deeply involved in setting guidelines for patient care.

Print Resources

The WOCN publishes standards of practice fact sheets, position statements and a list of accredited programs. Serial publications: WOCNow (Monthly E-Newsletter); WOCNews: the official newsletter of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, published quarterly.

Review Date

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011