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Is there a way to track the Role Delineation Study points through WOCN. I don't have the paper work and am not sure when I did this but am pretty sure I did it in the past 3-4 years. Wanted to use for PGP. Thanks so much.


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I obtained my WOCN training from Cleveland clinic on April 2014. Would I be eligible to take the exam? or do I need to enroll again in the program? pls advise.


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What is considered passing when taking the Certified Ostomy Care Exam


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I am now a co-coordinator and skills instructor for the OCA program we are offering at our facility. Do we count each "in-person" class for the points or how is this calculated for PGP?

Answered June 20, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching/OCA Program. You must be the primary coordinator or lead instructor with a structured framework and conduct the teaching activity. You will not receive PGP points for repeating the same presentation within the certification period unless the content has clearly been revised. Onsite Faculty receives 1 point/2 hours of content for a max of 20 hours/certification period. Clinical Skills Faculty receives 1 point/2 hours of content for a max of 12 hours/certification period.


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I have reviewed the PGP handbook and need some clarity on what counts for professional practice points. I attended a seminar on Compassion Fatigue: Impact on Nursing Practice through my institution. Can I receive PGP points under professional practice for this? thanks for your feedback.

Answered June 20, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 4. Professional Practice is defined as courses or activities that are not directly related to wound, ostomy, continence, foot care or "other specialty" nursing specific activities, yet directly impact or enhance the role of the WOC nurse. These Professional Practice topics are not intended to reflect advanced practice nursing, general nursing tasks or non-nursing tasks. The Compassion Fatigues seminar would not meet PP criteria.


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I have two questions: Is it possible to view the remediation associated with the recent ostomy certification exam I took? I felt very sure of my answers and didn’t pass. I need to know where I went wrong in order to learn and study more appropriately. I never received my wound care certificate in the mail. How can I request this?

Answered June 21, 2019
Your exam score report breaks out your scores by "content area" which correlates to the predetermined content areas from the exam content outline. This document is downloadable from the website and will show you the subject matter in each area from the outline to help determine where to focus your study. We do not publish the actual exam questions for a variety of reasons, of which a primary reason is to maintain security and confidentiality of testing information – also part of maintaining our Accreditation status with the ABSNC and NCCA. The certificates showing earned credentials are issued once you have passed all exams applied for, since we issue duo- and tri-specialty credentials. You may request a verification letter by email for the CWCN to: info@wocncb.org


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Our health system works with Medline and Medline recently provided handouts for creation of an educational board related to the Apple PIE chart, pressure injury education using apples. Could creation of this education board be used for any PGP points?

Answered June 20, 2019
If you had developed the poster, you could claim as a teaching activity (see 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching/Poster Presentation). However, since Medline developed the educational tool this will not qualify.


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1.Developed a power point Presntation on Current Wound Modalities for Ob Gyne Surgery & presented to 15 MD's . If I place as a teaching project I will only receive .15 points which does not seem correct. Should it be project development? 2. Development of new job descriptions-publication or project category?

Answered June 20, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching. Development of a program qualifies for 2 points/15 minutes of presentation. Actual presentation points are 1 point/15 minutes. If you talked for 30 minutes that would equal 4 development points + 2 presentation points = 6 points.


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I am a CWON (RN currently) and I am working towards my doctorate of Nurse practicioner, in order to become a advanced- practice CWON will I have to take a new exam once my degree is complete or is it the same exam and I just need to get WOCNCB information on my degree?

Answered June 19, 2019
There is a separate exam for each level of credentialing (AP vs. regular) and the content is different for the AP with questions specific to your level/scope of practice - such as diagnosis, prescriptive authority etc. Please review the Exam Content Outline on the website to determine if this is the level you wish to pursue. (Certification / Exam Preparation)


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I worked as a FNP CWON, CFCN independent contractor in a wound clinic for 15 months during the last 5 years. I was provided 1099 but did not have a contract. Can I count this towards PGP points?

Answered June 18, 2019
Please research the 2018 PGP Handbook to determine areas that count toward PGP. Your normal work responsibilities do not qualify.


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