This was my post from a similar thread.
I am a CWS, which is a purely experiential route, and a credential earned by proving adequate experience as well as passing a board exam (Abwm.org). The WCC course is definitely a 'starting' point in lieu of an end point with wound care. It is a great educational session but definitely shouldn't confer certification or expertise. If at all possible it would be great for the nurses who are RNs with a bachelor's to go online www.webwocnurse.com
to take their WOCN education if they are not able to attend a 'brick and mortar' school, like Emory University in Georgia. At Emory they can attend distance classes and go for one 'bridge week' and do final check off and exams, then go home and precept with a WOCN and then take board exams. I feel personally like this is the best long term option for the company to invest in, it is almost the same cost as the $3,000 WCC course, with much more in depth edu and larger scope of practice. LPNs and RNs without a BS, however, could test for their CWCA and if they cannot pass, they will be restricted to the WCC course. Hope this helps!