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I am wondering if the Board of Directors wants to have an annual board meeting here in Santa Fe, New Mexico anytime soon. I understand that there is no annual meeting, so I was thinking, how about a board meeting.

Answered August 2, 2018
The WOCNCB board meetings are specific to its volunteer board members conducting its organizational business. We are separate from the WOCN Society as an organization. Meeting locations are determined according to its budget.


Question:
HI I am taking the WOCNCB Job Task Analysis Survey due by August 31,2018. I am taking it for the COCN. Is this the same as the WOCNCB Role Delineation Study? that earns me 5 Professional Practice Points for the ostomy recertification through PGP?

Answered August 2, 2018
The Job Analysis Survey is the same as the WOCNCB Role Delineation Study. It is worth 5 PGP points and pertains to each specialty since the survey has 3 portions specific to wound, ostomy, or continence. If you do all 3 surveys, it is worth 5 points in each area.


Question:
Good afternoon, I just completed the WOCNCB Job Task Analysis surveys, and am trying to find where to put it in my PGP. Is this the Role Delineation Survey? Thank you, Karen Fick

Answered July 31, 2018
You are correct, it is the Role Delineation Survey (study) and is per specialty.


Question:
My Region offers 1 CE for viewing the poster session. Page 13 in the Handbook refers to National Conference Posters. Does this also apply for Regional Conferences? If not, how should I record these CEs? Thank you.

Answered July 29, 2018
Thanks for your question. If the conference offers CEs please follow the guidelines for conference point submission as described on page 12 line 8. Good luck !


Question:
How would I break out the hours for a 3 hour CE program that relates to all 3 specialties? "Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Pharmacology" 1) May I use all 3 hours under 1 specialty? 2) May I split the hours (1 each) among all 3 specialties? If so, does this need to be submitted under Pre-Approval first? Thank you.

Answered July 27, 2018
Thanks for your question. You may claim under one specialty or submit for pre-approval to split. Good luck !!


Question:
I am an RN with an associates degree. Can I be certified?

Answered July 26, 2018
Thanks for your question. Please review the information on the WOCN.org website which describe the requirements that includes a BSN. good luck!


Question:
I have the previous Precepting Sample form for all the students that I precepted from 2013-2018 which did not include the student signature. I do have their names and telephone numbers, but not their signatures. Will this be an issue if the board requests documentation audit and I submit the forms that I have?

Answered July 26, 2018
Thanks for your question. There will be a grace period for the signatures for precepting prioe to the new form. Thanks for all you do for WOC students.


Question:
PGP handbook states that all precepting hours be lumped in the online entry for the 5 year period. I have the precepting tracking forms for the my students but I'm confused how to apply all the hours in the online entry. Could you please show me an example of how this would appear. Would the dates appear (2013 - 2018) and then a total number of hours (as one entry for each specialty)? Thank you.

Answered July 31, 2018
The online form asks for: Date activity completed; Total number of hours; Name of Institution; Number of students. You would enter these details, so date completed could be the last date of precepting, 7/5/2018, and the total students could be 12 (those you precepted), and the total hours from the past 5 years, for example 80 hours. See the PGP handbook for maximum points allowed. You'll place these totals as they pertain to the specialty you are placing them.


Question:
Since I served on the AP board, didn't that extend my current certifications for WOC for 2 additional years? Therefore, my WOC certifications should not expired until 7/31/2021?

Answered July 23, 2018
Credentials extensions provided to the members of an Exam committee will provide a 2-year extension of credentials that are beyond your committee Term end date. Please email us directly at: info@wocncb.org


Question:
I am applying to get into a college to obtain both my wound and ostomy certifications. I graduated from an accredited university in the Philippines and had CGFNS assess my credentials prior to taking my NCLEX. Fortunately it passed and allowed me to take my NCLEX. I contacted one of the colleges in San Jose and they are willing to accept my unofficial transcripts but they wanted me to check with you if you needed the CGFNS clearance to sit for the exams. I do not have a copy of my CGFNS because it was directly sent to my board of nursing. Please advise. Mahalos from Hawaii.

Answered July 23, 2018
For the WOCNCB exam application, we look for a copy of the RN license plus a copy of your Bachelor's Degree -- either the diploma or transcripts. If the diploma is available in English, this will be acceptable. If you have transcripts and they show the Bachelor's Degree completion and is in English, this is also acceptable. Please email us directly at: info@wocncb.org if you wish us to see the documentation in advance.


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