Accreditation and Certification

Program Accreditation and Certification

The Wound and Ostomy Education Program is accredited by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society (WOCN). WOCN is a professional, international nursing society whose members are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy, and incontinence. The nursing specialty is also recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA).  The WOCN Certification Board Exams meet the accreditation standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). 

Upon completion of the program, registered nurses can take the WOCN-Certification Board exams in one or both specialties. For master-prepared nurses, they may take the Advanced Practice (AP) certification in wound and/or ostomy specialties.