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I need guidance to register for the foot care certification exam please


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Hi, I was wondering what are the current # for current CWON-AP (how many, approximately). and the other AP certifications. Thank you!

Answered April 23, 2024
We show the following totals per credential: CWCN-AP = 536; COCN-AP = 259; and CCCN-AP = 111. Since these are credentials, and not individuals, when we count individuals holding CWON-AP, that is 89 and for CWOCN-AP is 71.


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I added up my hours worked for PGP practice hours and came out with 1929.4- a little shy of the 2000 hours because I retired for a year. I tried to click to claim 1500 hours but it won't let me. I should be able to claim 35 points. How do I do this?

Answered April 22, 2024
We suggest entering two items, a Practice Hours for 1,000 and one for 500 hours.


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I developed and presented an Ostomy educational workshop for our new graduate nurses. It was a combination of education and hands-on skill training. It took 60 minutes. Would I be able to claim 10 points for developing and 10 points for presenting for a total of 20 points for this program?

Answered April 24, 2024
Thank you for your question! You are correct. You can claim a total of 20 points.


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I took the Wound nurse certification test this past week after going through the experiential pathway. I had been acing the 200 flash cards and the 40 question practice test both from WOCNCB. I failed the test and absolutely felt that I was totally not prepared for the test although I had studied. What do you recommend for a nurse to study to be able to pass the test?do

Answered April 22, 2024
There is the "Exam Content Outline" document which lists the topics covered on the exam, and may be a resource to consider for identifying areas for your focus of study. The score report provided at the end of your exam will identify how you did in the "domains" within this exam content outline document. WOCNCB can only recommend resources for study, without implication for any specific advantage for performance on examinations.


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Hi. I currently took over in the beginning of the year as president of my local wocn affiliate. Per Natioanl WOCN, we are now a local networking community with no board as per the new transition. I will be stepping into the liason roll for the rest of my 2 years. How do I capture this on pgp?

Answered April 24, 2024
Both of these examples would fall under category 3. Your previous role would fall under professional organizations/State/Region/Local Board/Committee Chair/ Officer/Member and your current role sounds like it would fall under volunteer work/meeting coordinator for WOC networking group. both of these activities allow you to climb 10 points per year. Additional information is found on page 13 of the hand book.


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Follow up Question: "Answered April 18, 2024 If you hold an RN and Bachelor's Degree, you will count your work hours specific to wound care and must total 1,500 and at least 375 out of those hours must have occurred in the past one year, and the total 1,500 need to come from the past 5 years. This, in addition to 50 CE in wound care, will make you eligible to apply for the CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) exam. Question: Can I input all my work hours from last year or 2 years ago to make up the hours required?

Answered April 19, 2024
You will look at the work hours specific to the specialty, and if you reach the 1,500 needed (including 375 from the last one year) within a two-year timeframe, that is also fine. We are looking to be sure the experience hours are not more than five years old.


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I currently working in a wound care department, I and an RN ( 2021) and WCC ( since 2013) Can is still get the WOCN certificate?

Answered April 18, 2024
If you hold an RN and Bachelor's Degree, you will count your work hours specific to wound care and must total 1,500 and at least 375 out of those hours must have occurred in the past one year, and the total 1,500 need to come from the past 5 years. This, in addition to 50 CE in wound care, will make you eligible to apply for the CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) exam.


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I have an opportunity to be a secretary on an ostomy board program. According to PGP you can get 10 points per year, but when I start I won't complete a full year of being on the board. Does this mean I wont get the points? Also does tracking hours need to be on official letterhead?

Answered April 24, 2024
You are correct. You can claim 10 points per year, but you will need to complete the 1st year prior to claiming those points. For your questions regarding tracking hours, there is information on what records you should keep for a potential audit on page 21 of the hand book.


Question:
My employer is looking for a certification number, where can I get that?

Answered April 17, 2024
The certification number is issued when our testing agency generates the printed credentials certificate, which is mailed to you.


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