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Question:
Can I Claim points if I had nursing students shadow me in community health ?(sorry repeat question - I give incorrect email)

Answered August 6, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching, Precept/Orient/Shadow. 1 point/every 8 hours is granted with a 10 point/specialty max. You must use the tracking form that is linked on p. 24. You must consolidate all precepting hours as one lump sum in the online entry as a total for the 5 years. Hours must be clinically related to the specialty.


Question:
Can I Claim points if I had nursing students shadow me in community health ?

Answered August 6, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching, Precept/Orient/Shadow. 1 point/every 8 hours is granted with a 10 point/specialty max. You must use the tracking form that is linked on p. 24. You must consolidate all precepting hours as one lump sum in the online entry as a total for the 5 years. Hours must be clinically related to the specialty.


Question:
when submitting my portfolio for recertification, do i submit first or export to word first? thanks

Answered August 6, 2019
The feature for 'Export to Word' is so that you may download a copy of your portfolio at any time. If you click Submit you may still perform the export copy afterwards. It is a snapshot of your portfolio at the time of download. Once it is Approved for Recertification, you may still download a copy as long as we have not Archived the entire portfolio.


Question:
I am asking again concerning placement of foot care CE in my portfolio. I have multiple referring to the diabetic foot that could be used but I don’t want rejected because it’s being viewed as the wound category. I have gone thru the preapproval process for clarification but they are rejecting my request saying they are not professional practice (I know that) but are not clarifying if it fits in foot care. What number can I call to figure this out?

Answered August 5, 2019
I’m sorry you’re having trouble. Please email info@wocncb.org for clarification. You may want to note that if a CE pertains to the clinical specialty (is not related to "Professional practice" topics) it may not be sent through the pre-approval process and can be included in your portfolio marked as "specialty". A portion of foot care CE may pertain to lower extremity or wound care, similar to the "Exam Content Outline" which does have some areas pertaining to wound care. It is recommended you include as many CE on foot care as feasible.


Question:
I submitted a pre approval request to divide points to all 3 specialities for a new orientation/annual education program I developed. I submitted request in June & it is still pending approval.

Answered August 2, 2019
Please email: info@wocncb.org


Question:
I would like to attend the wound care nurse course only? Is there any online course available?

Answered August 1, 2019
Thanks for your inquiry. Please refer to the website (WOCN.org) for all the WOC programs. You certainly can get certified in Wound care alone. Best of luck in your journey to a new career!


Question:
I will be submitting my PGP in January 2020. Some CEUs available on your website expire in Jan 2020 or later. Would I still be able to submit these for credit?

Answered July 31, 2019
Submission of your portfolio for re-certification is no later than 3 months prior to your certification expiration. These CEus will be accepted. Please review page 1 of the handbook for additional information. Thanks for your question.


Question:
My CWCN is due to expire 12/31/19 and am planning to add AP cert. It appears I am only registered for the Wound-AP exam only; should I add the Wound portion without AP as well?

Answered August 1, 2019
You will not need to carry both sets of credentials, and the CWCN-AP would be sufficient and essentially overrides the regular CWCN.


Question:
I am an initial (first-time)candidate and have a question regarding the 50 CE credit requirement. I have CE credits from various websites, such as wocn society and wound care education institute (wcei.net). Are online courses/webinars accepted?

Answered July 31, 2019
All providers of CE credits are acceptable, including online courses, and as long as they pertain to the clinical specialty.


Question:
Hi, Can I submit some wound CE for Continence?

Answered July 30, 2019
The CE's are not transferrable to another specialty. Each must relate to the specialty you are submitting.


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