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If you are over 0.3 CEUs for the 40 allotted, do you just reduce one of the 1.0 CEUs to give yourself 0.7 CEUs to avoid the overage? If so, do you just say in the note full CEUs allotted not taken.

Answered March 1, 2021
It is correct, you may adjust one of your CE amounts by reducing the 0.3 amount to get the mathematics to work for your needed total, i.e., claiming partial.


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When entering poster CEU points, are we supposed to enter the points based on the titles of the posters by splitting them under appropriate wound, ostomy, and continence sections or can you just take credit for all the CEU's in one category? example: IOne Handed Pouching Wonders

Answered March 1, 2021
Thanks for your question. Please see page 11 of the PGP Handbook on how to document viewing posters at a national or regional conference. I hope this helps and good luck on your portfolio.


Question:
When entering sessions for CEU credit from 2020 WOCN conference with the title listed below, can I choose to put the entire 1.0 credit under continence or must I split points since it states W,O,C? Title: Abstract Presentations (W, O, C)

Answered March 1, 2021
Thanks for your question. You may use the 1.0 under the wound, ostomy or continence specialty. Good luck on your portfolio.


Question:
I have completed Wound/Ostomy Certification. Please advise me in submitting.

Answered March 1, 2021
If you are referring to the PGP portfolio, there is a "Submit Application" link that allows you to send the completed portfolio between 12 months prior to credentials expiration, but no later than 3 months prior. If you have completed certification by exam, there is nothing further needed and a printed credentials certificate is automatically sent to you.


Question:
I have completed the wound/ostomy certification. Please let me know how I will send for Recertification.

Answered March 1, 2021
You may submit an exam application with documentation of current RN and then exam in order to recertify. There is an alternative option if you wish to recertify via portfolio through our Professional Growth Program (PGP). Please review information on this website under 'Recertification'.


Question:
I am a NP interested in pursuing education via traditional pathway from an accredited university. I know I must first hold entry level certification. Is there a time period I must wait before pursuing the -AP certification?

Answered March 1, 2021
You may pursue the -AP specialty credentials at any time. If you are currently certified at the regular level, the application can be submitted as long as you hold the credentials. However, if you are not currently certified at the regular level, you also become eligible by completing the Traditional Pathway WOC education and do not need to become entry-level certified first. Please contact us if you have additional questions.


Question:
I did my PGP recertification early. I have received my certifications in WOC for October already, I did it early. My certification date is October 31. When can I start accumulating points for my next recertification on October 31,2026?

Answered February 28, 2021
Thanks for your question. See the example below listed on page 5 in the PGP Handbook. Good luck on your portfolio. Example: PGP Submitted on 9/1/2022 for a March 2023 credentials expiration when the PGP Submission Deadline is 12/31/2022 – and the portfolio is accepted on 9/20/2022; your next recertification period begins with 9/21/2022 to accrue points.


Question:
Can the WOCN Ostomy Education Day be put in the PGP the same as the WOCN conference sessions for the same specialty?

Answered March 1, 2021
Thanks for your question. If there were multiple sessions for the same specialty, I would list them together since it is a 1 day conference. I hope this helps! Good luck on your portfolio.


Question:
I am receritfying this year & am wondering if there are updated versions of the Guidelines for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease, Lower Extremity Venous Disease, Arterial Disease, & pressure ulcers? Thank you for your response.

Answered March 1, 2021
These publications are done through the WOCN Society. Please contact their organization at: Email: info@wocn.org Phone: (888) 224-9626 Website: wocn.org


Question:
Do CE credits from HealthStream and Medline University count toward specialty CE points. And, if so, what would you put for the accredited approver if it is not listed on the CE certificate?

Answered February 27, 2021
If they pertain to the specialty and offered CE credit, they should have an accredited provider. If not listed on your CE certificate, you may want to contact them directly for the accrediting provider. You will need this to be able to use it for PGP. You may also submit for pre-approval if not specific to specialty.


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