2015-2016 Iowa Affiliate meetings:
Spring business Meeting April 15th at Unity Point Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, ILL. The address is 2701 17th St. in Rock Island.
Ostomy Education Day 2016 is Saturday, April 16 at Jardine Center, Unity Point Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, ILL
HOTEL: We have a block of rooms reserved at Stoney Creek Inn under “Iowa Affiliate WOC Nurses” for both Thursday & Friday nights. Reservations must be made by March 15th, 2016!!! Location: 101 18th Street, Moline, IL 61265 Special Rate: $99.00 + Tax Toll Free #: 800-659-2220 or 309-743-0101
National WOCN Conference June 4th-8th, 2016 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Youth Rally in Seattle July 25th –July 30th
18th Annual Iowa Affiliate of the WOCN Fall
Conference. September 15-16th, 2016 at Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston,
Iowa Affiliate of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Annual WOCN Iowa
Click HERE to Register
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, Iowa 50131
The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its
members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to
advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to
individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
Core Purpose To advance the practice of wound, ostomy and continence nursing.
Integrity: Demonstrated by uncompromised dedication to being a trusted, unbiased and credible source of evidence-based information and expertise.
Leadership: Demonstrated by being stewards of excellence with a common passion for mutual respect, shared experience and life-long learning.
Knowledge: Demonstrated by continuing commitment to education and research to generate and disseminate knowledge that improves patient outcomes.
Advocacy: The WOCN Society will the authoritative voice promoting awareness among the public, policy makers and the healthcare community about the prevention and management of WOC disorders.
Education: The WOCN Society will be the leader in comprehensive, innovative WOC education that promotes safe and effective prevention and management of WOC disorders.
Research: The WOCN Society will be the driving force in promoting research to enhance WOC clinical practice.
Volunteer Engagement: The WOCN Society will be a thriving organization of diverse WOC nursing leaders.
Role of WOC Nurse
Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence.