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Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.

Lisa Owens
President’s Message

Welcome all to the Mid-Atlantic Region WOCN website.  We represent a group of extremely dedicated nurses from Maryland, Virginia and DC specializing in the care and well-being of patients with wound, ostomy and/or continence conditions.  We are making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

I am looking forward to an exciting 2017 with a personal goal of strengthening our society by enhancing communication throughout the affiliates.  Conference calls, email communication and maintaining a comprehensive website are just a part of the plan.

Please contact me at any time for ideas or concerns.  I very much welcome your suggestions –

One final thought…take time for yourself in this new year.  Do things that make you happy.  Relax, reflect and renew.


Lisa Owens, MSN, RN-BC, CWOCN


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2016 Conference

Thanks to all our attendees and exhibitors for making this year's conference a success!

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2016 Nurse of the Year
Phyllis Green

Congratulations to Phyllis Green, BSN, RN, CWOCN.

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Member Spotlight

Tara Beuscher, Blue Ridge Affiliate, received the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award!
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~ 2016 Receipients

Congratulations to the four 2016 Scholarship Recipients

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