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Here’s how you can get involved

New England Chapter WOCN Membership:

WOCN Membership is open to all nurses who are involved in providing wound, ostomy and continence patient care. RNs and WOC Nurses who have graduated from accredited programs. Member benefits may be viewed online at the WOCN website. Dues are $135 ($65 for students) payable to WOCN.

The New England Chapter Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Society is the local affiliate for Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  If you are an active member of the national WOCN Society, you automatically become an active member of New England Region WOCN when you select 7F on the membership form. No additional dues are required.

To join WOCN or renew your membership please visit the WOCN website.

New England Chapter Committee Opportunities:

The New England Chapter Board is currently seeking active members interested in committee work.  Details of the duties and responsibilities of offices and committees is outlined in the Bylaws.

Participation on a committee is a great way to “get your feet wet” in a leadership position within your professional organization.  The future of the New England Chapter WOCN depends on continued commitment from our membership.

Committee participation is also a great way to earn PGP points for recertification!!

Meetings & Conferences:

The New England Chapter WOCN holds regional meetings three times a year in conjunction with educational conferences.  Periodic area meetings are held in Connecticut & Maine.

In addition to the WOCN Annual Conference, the New England Region also holds a Fall Conference.

For more information see our  EVENTS OVERVIEW page.


The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) provides a national certification exam for entry level into the field for graduates of accredited educational programs.  Board certification is a highly valued means of credentialing for practitioners of WOC nursing.  Certification is valid for five years.

Recertification may be obtained by reexamination or through the Professional Growth Program (PGP).  This program is based upon a point system derived from participation in continuing education, program or project development, publication, teaching, research, professional organizations involvement, and academic education.

Visit the WOCNCB website for more information and to download the application form and certification exam.

Go here for a list of accredited programs.

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