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Applications due by August 31, 2017

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Scholarship Application for Mid-Atlantic Region of the WOCN®

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the WOCN’s NEW online scholarship application system. The new online system is innovative, user-friendly, and allows for a faster review process. Please review the following criteria to ensure you are eligible to receive a scholarship. (view recent recipients)

Scholarship criteria

  • Must be a member in good standing of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the WOCN.
  • Must be employed within the Mid-Atlantic Region of the WOCN.
  • Seeking education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care.
  • Proof of one of the following:
    • Acceptance to a WOCN-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) or Specialty Course.
    • Current enrollment in a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course.  Certificate of completion from a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course, within three months of graduation.
  • Complete application.
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from professional associates who have known the applicant for at least one year (one from current employer is preferred).
  • Has not been awarded an educational scholarship from the Mid Atlantic Region of the WOCN in the past three years.

Once you complete and submit your application, the following items must be sent to the Mid Atlantic Region of WOCN Scholarship Chair: ( for more information contact: scholarship.chair@marwocn.org)

  • Three letters of recommendation that are signed by the person writing the recommendation, preferably on letterhead
  • Proof of one of the following: acceptance, current enrollment, or graduation (within 3 months) from an accredited program or specialty course.
  • Proof of membership, in good standing, to National WOCN Society
  • Proof of membership to the local WOC affiliate
  • Proof of employment within the Mid-Atlantic Region WOCN

After all of these documents are received, your application will be submitted for review.

Preface

Because of the awareness of the growing need for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses throughout the world and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, Mid Atlantic Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) has established a program to award educational scholarships. The partial scholarships are made possible through contributions from the Mid Atlantic Region of the WOCN.

The WOCN Society Scholarship Committee is a standing committee of the Mid Atlantic Region. The scholarship program is operated under the auspices of the Mid Atlantic Region of the WOCN, which raises, maintains and disseminates monies and is accountable for the funding of awards.

Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals who are committed to working in the specialty practice of wound, ostomy, or continence nursing. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society's mission and the scope of practice for WOC nursing.

The WOCN Society's Mission Statement

The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society that supports its members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.

The WOC Nursing Scope of Practice

The WOC nursing scope of practice, recognized by the American Nurses Association, is the foundation of WOC specialty nursing. The WOCN Society believes that the tri-specialty of WOC nursing is both an art and science encompassing:

  • Advocacy and ethics.
  • Disease management.
  • Core curriculum and certification.
  • Professional accountability.
  • Nursing process.
  • Care coordination and collaboration.
  • Evidence-based practice and research utilization.
  • Responsiveness to changing societal and health care needs.

The practice environment for a WOC nurse includes the following settings:

  • Acute care.
  • Outpatient care.
  • Home care.
  • Long-term care and extended care.
  • Academia and education.
  • Administration.
  • Industry.
  • Research.

*Source: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. (2010). Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice. Mt. Laurel, NJ: Author.

Statement of Nondiscrimination Policy

The Mid Atlantic Region of the WOCN does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

Application: Online application form