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Question:
Under the self assessment, am I just reflecting on my own personal growth for that specialty over the last 5 years or am I specifically looking at some project I did under for my PGP points and how that project helped my growth?

Answered May 7, 2021
Thank you for your question. Please review page 24 in the 2020 PGP handbook and the criteria for self assessment are defined.


Question:
I have a newsletter that I personally create for the floor nurses--one month it may all be about wounds, next month or so ostomy, and then continence issues in another issue. I am the only one contributing to this newsletter. Am I taking points under each specialty as the "editor" or "author" in this situation?

Answered May 7, 2021
Thank you for your question. Please review page 21 in the 2020 PGP handbook under publications. At the bottom of the page it differentiates between editor and author.


Question:
Do I have the option to re-certify for only 2 specialties vs my current 3 specialities? Thank you.

Answered May 5, 2021
Yes, when recertifying you may elect for any of the specialties for one, two or three.


Question:
Good morning, I am trying to locate my CWOCN number and date it was issued. Thank you

Answered May 5, 2021
The number is issued and printed on your credentials certificate, mailed to you the month after completing all your exams that were applied for. If you need the number, please email or call our office. Email: info@wocncb.org or phone (888) 496-2622


Question:
I am getting married soon. How do I go about changing my name on my certification?

Answered May 4, 2021
To change your name, please send a copy of the legal documentation showing the old and new information. You may fax, mail or email the information to our office. Email: info@wocncb.org Fax: (414) 276-2146


Question:
I am a LPN in Pennsylvania. I want to become certified in Ostomy/incontinence. What classes are there for LPN's?

Answered May 4, 2021
The WOCNCB offers wound certification as a WTA-C for the LPN. We do not have a certification in Ostomy/Continence for an LPN.


Question:
I have a newsletter that I personally create for the floor nurses--one month it may all be about wounds, next month or so ostomy, and then continence issues. On page 21, may I take 5 points for each newsletter written for each specialty in one year for a total of 15 points max?

Answered May 4, 2021
Thank you for your question. If you read page 21 in the 2020 PGP handbook you may claim up to a total of 20 points per year with a max of 20 points per specialty. I hope this answers your question


Question:
I served as our Member at Large (Public Policy) for the State of Arizona for 2 years in our Rocky Mountain Region WOCN and am trying to find where to enter it. In the PGP Handbook it lists it under professional Organization at Regional/affiliate/state/local level. Really I have two questions first I can't find that option in the drop down menu when I've searched under Professional Organization, can you please let me know which one I should choose? Second question is would that position be considered an officer, chair or committee member?

Answered May 4, 2021
Thank you for your question Please review page 14 of the 2020 PGP handbook. Your description of your involvements sounds like a committee member. the first questions sounds like you were looking on the Web site to enter this. it is under professional organization and then fill in the drop down boxes. I just checked and committee / task force member is present Hope this helps to answer your questions


Question:
I need to prove to my employer that I recertified in all 3 areas and that WOCN is not just one certification. Can I get a receipt or verification that I took 3 separate exams.

Answered May 3, 2021
Please email us for the receipt or verification: info@wocncb.org


Question:
Who do I contact to correct expiration date of ostomy certification on PGP? PGP shows expiration date of Nov 2022 Actual expiration is Mar 2023 Thanks

Answered April 30, 2021
You may email us at: info@wocncb.org or phone 1-888-496-2622


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