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Hi Katy I will submit PGP for Continence rectification. I developed and presented lecture about "Continence" in my collage. As you said I submitted but it comes as teaching. They are related to Continence but should I submit them for pre-approve? Thank you in advance

Answered August 15, 2019
Hi, I am not Katy. The PGP committee members rotate responsibility for answering these questions.If you really want Katie, please call the WOCNCB, and they can help you. I do not have any knowledge of any previous questions. But I will do my best to answer your question, which seems pretty straight forward. If you are submitting a portfolio for continence, and you developed and presented a lecture on continence, then there is no need for pre-approval. Just follow the directions and information listed in the 2016 PGP handbook on pages 24 and 25. There are points for developing and for presenting the lecture. The points depend on how long the presentation was. Be sure you have the appropriate audit documentation just in case. Good luck


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Hello, I am ready to apply!! Where would I find the continuing education verification form and the online verification of experience form?

Answered August 15, 2019
The verification for each is done within the online exam application. The application is located on this site under "Exam" on the "Certification/Wound Ostomy Continence" page.


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The Northeast Region was asked to support the UOAA for their annual conference in the form of conducting an Ostomy clinic for attendees. vWe had volunteers that served either a half day or a full day. We asked prior and were told this did not require pre=approval, however,, where do we place this in the PGP folio. And additionally, how many points for 1/2 day vs whole day? Thank you, Kathleen McLaughlin DNP, RN, CWOCN

Answered August 15, 2019
Thank you for your question: Please refer to pages 16 and 17 in the 2016 PGP handbook. It sounds like this was Volunteer work for a Professional organization. This would give the volunteers 5 points per year. If you feel strongly that you deserve more points perhaps multiple days were involved or you coordinated the project, there are conference planning points that could be claimed. If you have other concerns or feel it is not that straight forward, your volunteers always have the option of pre-approval. Each one would have to apply separately. Good luck, and thanks for the good work!


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How do I obtain my certification number? I signed up for the PGF and it is not accepting my certification number from my WOCNCB certificate.

Answered August 15, 2019
If you have more than one credential and separate expiration dates on each, you may try either number for the profile. The PGP system should accept one of them and allow you to proceed to entering data in any of the specialty portfolios. Please contact us directly by phone or email if you need further verification assistance.


Question:
Our affiliate is planning a conference. One session pertains to lower extremity ulcers which we are thinking will qualify for wound and foot care CE (we know pgp can only enter one into pgp portfolio). We just want to double check what the criteria is for ensuring the topic is related to foot care. Does the topic of lower extremity ulcers quality for foot care ce? Same with fistulas which could qualify for wound and ostomy, correct?

Answered August 15, 2019
Thank you for your questions. A session on lower extremity ulcers could not be used in a foot care portfolio. It would go into a wound care portfolio. A session on foot care would go into a foot care portfolio. Since you are still in the planning stages, you can make it which ever way you would want it. The second question is related to fistula. Depending on the content, you could claim it in either wound or ostomy portfolios. For instance if the title is "pouching difficult fistulas" That would go into ostomy. But if it had generic title and info related to both wound and ostomy, then it could be used in either wound or ostomy portfolio. For more information, Please see the 2016 PGP handbook on pages 12,13,16,17, 24,25


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Hello, I am now a certified NP. I am due to recertify in 18 months. I would like to test for APRN-CWOCN. 1. Does my experience as a CWOCN and previous education qualify me? 2. Is the test different for APRN and RN? Thank you.

Answered August 13, 2019
Thanks for asking about the AP level certification exams. 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 for information on the content. Your current CWOCN and your NP make you eligible to apply for this level credentialing exam.


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Page 13 says Do not submit Pre-approval for items that directly relate to the specialty. If a WOCN Conference CEU directly relates to Wound and Ostomy in the title, do I still need to send in for pre-approval to split these points ? thanks.

Answered August 13, 2019
WOCN conference CEU's have designations as to which portfolio they can be used in. You can move those around into any portfolio they are needed in as long as The W,O, C or PP designation is there. Generally CEU points are not split between portfolios. I hope that helps.


Question:
I posted two questions about 2 weeks ago and was unable to get back to the computer to see the response. I was on a trip. How can I find answers to the questions dated before August 5, 2019?

Answered August 13, 2019
It will be found on "Ask the Board" and scroll down to the bottom of the web page and click on the link for "Page 2". Or, search with Keywords for something specific in your question. You may also email us at: info@wocncb.org


Question:
Hello, I would like to obtain a copy of my Continence Portfolio. When I use the "export to word" function, my computer does not allow me to look at it in a readable format.

Answered August 12, 2019
We will email you a Text version.


Question:
While getting my masters I had to do hours of clinical experience. Would I be able to use my clinical hours i.e. time spent in a urology clinic with a preceptor as PGP points in continence?

Answered August 10, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 14, Academic Education. WOCNCB® will consider a wide variety of nursing-related educational offerings for PGP points. Credits must be from an accredited college and should relate to health care, management, teaching or the biopsychosocial knowledge base of human services. Five points/credit hour are awarded. Extra points are not awarded for clinical hours.


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