For more than 40 years, more than 8,600 dedicated nurses have chosen to certify in wound, ostomy, continence and foot care nursing through the WOCNCB.


The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board encourages you to keep them active because of the value they bring to you.

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Special Announcements
UOAA Patient Bill of Rights endorsed by WOCNCB Board of Directors
The Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board (WOCNCB®) voted to endorse the United Ostomy Associations of America's (UOAA) Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights. Read full press release:
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Disaster Relief from WOCNCB
For a number of years the WOCNCB has reached out to its certificants in need with a helping hand. We know that our members are sometimes dealing with the consequences of either personal or natural disasters.
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Welcome VA and DoD Nurses!
We recognize your commitment to provide the best care to our military, veterans, their family members and survivors.
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Public Policy and Advocacy Committee visits Capitol Hill!
The WOCNCB Public Policy and Advocacy Committee recently had an amazing meeting in Washington, DC. The committee met and developed action plans for the next year. There was great collaboration with our stakeholder partners the United Spinal Association's Access & Care Coalition and Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN of the WOCN Society.
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New WTA-C Experiential Pathway!
Now LPN/LVN or RNs can use wound care experience towards eligibility for the WTA-C® Exam! The WTA-C® 5 year certification is $250.00. Become Certified!
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Certification eNews
Read the latest issue of the Certification eNews.
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Mobile App Now Available!

Be Better Prepared to Pass the Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care Exams – Study with the Official WOCNCB® Mobile App & Flash Card sets!


The app provides detailed result tracking and quiz builders. Printed flash card sets available.

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