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President's Message

I hope your summer has been sunny and peaceful so far. After what felt like a long, endless winter and a short spring, it feels great to be out and about again. The WOCNext Conference was held in Ft Worth, TX in early June as a hybrid event to offer the option of attending virtually or in person. The WOCNCB was thrilled to exhibit in person again! Thank you to those of you who stopped by our booth, it was nice to see familiar faces and to meet new people who stopped by! The excitement of everyone being back together at the conference was palpable.

This conference was special not only because it was our first opportunity to see each other in the last couple of years, but it was also jointly sponsored by WOCN and WCET. As the WOCNCB continues to expand its outreach internationally, we were able to meet WOC nurses from all over the globe and answer any questions they had about our certification.

It was an honor to be able to present the WOCNCB Employer Recognition Award Winner at our booth during the conference. Congratulations Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California! They absolutely shine in demonstrating exemplary support of the certification process of WOC nursing. Not only were the nurses who nominated their employer present to accept the award, but their nursing leadership was also present. This was another example of how their nursing leadership values their certified WOC nurses.

I attended some excellent sessions this year and as always, am excited to get my CEUs. There were plenty of opportunities for networking and the Nurse’s Night Out at the Stockyards was an absolute blast! The WOCNCB had the opportunity to share updates for 2022 after the WOCN business meeting. We also were available to answer PGP questions at the innovation HUB in the exhibit hall. If you missed seeing us at the conference and have questions regarding your certification or recertification, contact us.

We are trying something new this month, PGP Office Hours, where you can ask questions in real time and learn more about the PGP process and resources, WOCNCB volunteers will be available to answer PGP questions LIVE via Zoom, more details below.

We look forward to seeing you all next year at the WOCNext Conference in Las Vegas!

Warm regards,

Jessica Simmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CWON, DNC
WOCNCB® President

Award Spotlight!

2022 Employer Recognition Award

Congratulations to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center!

From left to right: representing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Michelle Pacis BSN, RN, CWOCN, Emily Burnett MSN, RN, CNL, CWOCN, Annielyn Ocampo MSN, RN, CWOCN, DAPWCA, Mathew Monterola Associate Director, Peachy Hain, Executive Director and Anita Girard DNP, RN, WEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Nursing.

WOCNCB presenting award to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Above from left to right: Emily Burnett MSN, RN, CNL, CWOCN, Mathew Monterola Associate Director, Annielyn Ocampo MSN, RN, CWOCN, DAPWCA, Michelle Pacis BSN, RN, CWOCN, Peachy Hain, Executive Director, Anita Girard DNP, RN, WEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Nursing, and Board President Jessica Simmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CWON, DNC.

The award was presented during the 2022 WOCNext® Conference in Forth Worth, Texas at the WOCNCB booth. To read the winning essay and see the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Team click here.

Conference Highlights

Conference Highlights

Helping Hands

PGP Office Hours - July 27th 4-6pm CDT

Learn More About PGP - Attend our PGP Office Hours!

Join WOCNCB volunteers for PGP Office Hours, where you can ask questions in real time and learn more about the PGP process and resources.

This is an informal session, please drop in via Zoom anytime between 4-6pm CDT Wednesday, July 27th to ask questions face to face.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 836 8561 9793
Passcode: 411130

Did you Know?

New Exam Prep Resources!

New & Improved Self-Assessment Exams

The new self-assessment exams (SAEs) have more questions and mimic the look and feel of the WOCNCB exam you will take on your test day. The content areas of the self-assessment exam are comparable to those of the actual certification exam. The SAEs are a great tool for preparing for the exam and provide explanation of the answers. The SAEs allow you to study at your own pace! More questions, for the same price $45.00.

WOCNCB offers SAEs through Scantron, the testing company that facilitates the certification exams.  Learn more and find links to purchase a SAE by specialty here.

COCN-AP and CCCN-AP Flash Card Mobile Apps!

Each app contains over 200 questions. The new apps provide detailed results tracking and quiz builders to flag your weak areas for further review. Mobile apps are available for $19.95 for 6 months and $39.95 for 12 months mobile apps order here.

Need PGP points? Volunteer to Promote WOCNCB® with the Showbox!

Are you going to a WOCN Regional Conference?  If you plan on attending a regional conference, please consider volunteering and promoting the WOCNCB®.  To make it easy, WOCNCB® will send you a "Showbox" containing promotional material and resources.  As a bonus, you will obtain two PGP points (teaching category) under any specialty!  To request a Showbox contact: or call (888) 496-2622.



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