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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


News Headlines

CE Course offerred:

Byram Healthcare invites you to:Nutrition in Wound Healing Presented by: Carol Jones, CWOCN

Successful wound healing is dependent on many factors, including patient nutritional status. This course will discuss the interactions between nutrition and wound healing as well as options for nutrition intervention, including special considerations for patients with diabetes. Nutrition interventions examined include dietary counseling, nutrient supplementation and, in selected cases, specialized nutrition support.

Thursday Feb 23, 2017 3PM EST    Click here to register

Debridement Workshop
Baltimore Affiliate is offering a one day Debridement Workshop on March 18, 2017.
Click here for information and registration.

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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Scholarship Information

Scholarship News!
~ 2016 Receipients

Congratulations to the four 2016 Scholarship Recipients

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