Wound and Ostomy Education Program

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About the Wound and Ostomy Education Program

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers the Wound and Ostomy Education Program, a post-baccalaureate specialty education program for registered nurses to provide acute and rehabilitative needs for people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, and pressure ulcers. Upon completion of the program, nurses can take the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) Certification Board exams in one or both specialties.

The Wound and Ostomy Education Program at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN).

More Information

For full information about the program, please visit the dedicated Wound and Ostomy Education Program website.


Questions or general inquiries? Please contact 408-924-3183 or email WOEP-group@sjsu.edu.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Be eligible to take the WOCNCB specialty certification exam(s).
  2. Utilize knowledge and skills to provide current, comprehensive, client-and-family-centered nursing practice for clients with wounds and/or ostomies across the lifespan.
  3. Implement clinical programs to prevent and manage skin breakdowns.
  4. Establish collaborative relationship with other healthcare professionals.
  5. Provide staff development education in a variety of clinical settings.
  6. Participate and collaborate in research to enhance evidence-based practice in wound and/or ostomy nursing.
  7. Assume responsibility of one's own professional nursing practice according to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

FREE Ostomy Clinic for Children and Adults

Announcement March 16, 2020

In accordance with state, county, and city health departments, the Ostomy Clinic is currently closed. Further updates will be posted here.

The clinic is held at the SJSU Health Building by certified ostomy nurses on Friday afternoons with the exception of school holidays and semester breaks.

Call 408-924-3422 for an appointment today. If a scheduler is not available to take the call, please leave a message and the call will be returned as soon as possible. We will issue parking passes to clients prior to or during the appointment.