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    Wondering how many out there certified in "wound care" by WCC, as opposed to being certified as CWS or CWOCN. Just curious.
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    WCC?
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    Exactly. Please see http://www.wcei.net/
    Tell me what you think.
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    With a little investigation I've learned that the WCEI and the NAWCCB both belong to Nancy Morgan. Doesn't look good.

    I specially don't like ANOTHER certifying avenue. Will possibly water down the other established methods for recognition. Chiefly, the WOCN and the AAWM.
    Heck, I didn't like the announcement of the APWCA some time ago with their plans of offering a (3rd) pathway for certification.

    This latest one just seems to be to much.

    Just my $0.02

    Regards,
    Rand
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    Wow, this has been an eye-opener! I thought there was only one cert agency, the WOCN. But these methods only allow for wounds, right, not the ostomy and continence cert.
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    wocn is the only pathway that i'm aware of for all three specialties in the us. but for wounds... apparently there are now 4!!!

    hmm...

    regards,
    rand
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    Quote from Rand
    With a little investigation I've learned that the WCEI and the NAWCCB both belong to Nancy Morgan. Doesn't look good.

    I specially don't like ANOTHER certifying avenue. Will possibly water down the other established methods for recognition. Chiefly, the WOCN and the AAWM.
    Heck, I didn't like the announcement of the APWCA some time ago with their plans of offering a (3rd) pathway for certification.

    This latest one just seems to be to much.

    Just my $0.02

    Regards,
    Rand
    Rand,
    I think you are confused. I know this is an old post, but, I am aware of both the NAWC and WCEI and Nancy Morgan is with WCEI, not NAWC. The NAWC is the organization I got my credentials from and I am very involved with our local chapter. WCEI is the education company that does the prep course for the NAWC. Hope that clarifies things for you.
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    I took the course last September. They said many CWOCN's take it because it covers more than they have had on wounds.
    Sharlynn RN WCC
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    Most of the CWOCNs I know wish to maintain the higher standard of education requirements and the hours of experience before you are even close to sitting for a "National" anything. Any deficits on the focus of wounds that I may feel I have with my CWOCN will be satisfied with my CWS. There is a movement to discredit the "National Certification in wound care in a week or less"-type of program because it clouds the certification issue. This is what the doctors who aren't proponents of good wound care call the "Go to a weekend course and call yourself an expert" -wound care specialist. Very frustrating; though I am not against anyone learning more about wound care, I want to be set apart from the 4 day course that promises to change my life.


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