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Where do I put abstract submissions for presentation for a conference? Thank you! Kerri Holman


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Could you tell me where to place reviewing poster abstracts for WOCN conference for PGP? Would this be under Professional organization? Also can I take credit for each year (2) that I did this? When I did PGP 5 yrs. ago, I was able to get 5 points for each year I reviewed poster abstracts however I cannot find this in the latest PGP manual.


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If I took the classes for the Continence focus but chose not to become certified, can I count the credit hours awarded by the school towards the Profesional Practice points for my Wound or Ostomy recertification? Thank you!


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Are online CEUs accepted for the experiental pathway? Are there any continuing education websites you reccomend?

Answered July 18, 2019
Please refer to page 12 and 13 of the PGP Handbook related to CEU's. If you are a member of the WOCN Society, they offer many opportunities as a member. Thank you for your question.


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My WOCN certification expires 10/2020.. it was mentioned in the webinar to go b the current handbook, updated ever 2 years. do i go by the 2018 or 2020 handbook?

Answered July 18, 2019
You may use the 2018 handbook, since the portfolio will be due no later than July 31, 2020 which will be only about two months after the new handbook is released.


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My certification is due by the end of the year for which I have until September to submit PGP points. If I submit earlier will that then change the date for my original certification to having to submit earlier? Also, is it necessary to use PP points? Can it all be a combination of CE and specialty points?

Answered July 18, 2019
If you submit early it does not change the month of your next credentials expiration, and will remain valid another five years with the same month. It is not necessary to have any PP points and can all be specialty.


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Can I certify in just ostomy?

Answered July 17, 2019
Yes, we offer each specialty exam and credential separately if desired.


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Hi, I have a number of hours for precepting WOCN students. I practice all three specialties. Can I just split those points between the three specialties as needed? Thank you.

Answered July 17, 2019
You should list the hours in the specialty to which it belongs. So, if you precept students 3 hours related to wound and then 8 hours related to ostomy, they are noted as 3 for wound and 8 for ostomy (not split equally and not as needed).


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To study for the Wound Care Exam do I need the fourth or fifth edition of Bryant and Nix, Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current management concepts Thank you, Martha

Answered July 16, 2019
We list all exam references on this website, under "Certification / Exam Preparation" and recommend you have the most recent edition of a text.


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WOCN Conference Session Titles: I have viewed at least 20 posters 1.0 CE Continence Practice: Past, Present and Future The More We Know, The Better We Are: MARSI, MASD and Friction 1.0CE Uropharmacology for the WOC and Continence Nurse 1.0 CE Can the 1st 2 be PP and last 2 Ostomy credits?

Answered July 16, 2019
Please see page 13 of the PGP handbook on "national conference posters" where it notes you may use them in any portfolio and deem them specialty or professional practice.


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