wound care certification ? - page 3

Hello, i want to become wound certified, i have a bsn i am in ct. i wonder there is the WOCN, The wound ostomy continence cert, then there is the WCC wound care cert. and they the certified wound... Read More

  1. Visit  marilyn pyles} profile page
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    Can anyone give me advise on when and how to prepare for the CWON exam? I have no wound experience,but will be attending the 10 week traditional program at Emory University and wonder if I should take the exam directly after the 10 weeks (Class is Jan. 28th thru April 3, 2013)? Also, what resources are the best for preparing for the exam? Any and all advise is greatly appreciated!! Marilyn Pyles, RN,BSN Everett, Wa.
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  3. Visit  coupb8222} profile page
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    Hi Marilyn,
    I would not take it right after your course, give yourself a few weeks after you get back home to review everything. The best resource was the CWOCN certification review book. I believe I got it from Emory, I printed off a PDF form and mailed it in with the money.- I just tried to find the link online, without result, but since you are going there for your wound program, look into buying their CWOCN Certification Review book while you are there, there is also a practice test in the back of that review book if I do recall.
    That Was awesome, and whatever stuff I did not know out of that book, I went through the other books to read.
    There also are test questions in the back of the chapters in the texts required for your wound and ostomy classes.

    Become a member of the WOCN if you are not, then you have access to the member library which has a catalog of all the old journals, which all usually contain a CE with test type questions for review. - those were really helpful.

    Castle worldwide sells practice tests for 30 bucks a pop. That was so helpful and well worth the investment to see where you are at.

    Review all your practice tests for certification, and expand on all the answer, why this one is right, why this one is not the answer. Especially when comparing the different types of abdominal surgeries and diversions.

    Most of all, just start with the TESTING PLAN that is outlined in the application booklet when you apply for your exam. THAT IS WHAT IS ON THE TEST. Don't read about stuff thats not on the testing plan. I would recommend to go through the testing plan and then utilize all your resources to learn or relearn the info, then at the end of review of the testing plan take the practice tests. Don't start with any practice tests first because you will feel like you have no idea what they are talking about.
    Best wishes, and congrats, on working toward the GOLD STANDARD for certification!
  4. Visit  deemalt} profile page
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    Have any of you done the review that was given at the last WOC conference? It is $75 for each specialty. You can download it as an MP3 off of the website.

    I have completed the online course given by WEBWOC and done my preceptor hours but I only want to take the cert once so I'm trying to be as prepared as possible.

    I would be interested in that CWOCN review book but am having trouble finding it. What do you all think is the best route?
  5. Visit  coupb8222} profile page
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    I went to the review at the 2011 Conference, the all day review.
    I thought it was helpful, but if I had to pay for it on my own I would not have completed it.

    GOOD NEWS!!
    I found the link for the order form for the book. Contact the number on the order sheet for more info: I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS Book for STUDY!!!!
    Also buy the practice tests at castle worldwide when you are done studying.

    The manual is 65 dollars but well worth it!!!


    http://www.surgery.emory.edu/wocnec/pdfs/order.form.pdf


    g
    o to the website above to find the pdf order form for the emory manual
    thanks.,
    Turtle in scrubs likes this.
  6. Visit  deemalt} profile page
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    Thanks so much for the link! I'm going to get the manual and see how comprehensive it is before dropping more cash on the review. Thanks for your input!
  7. Visit  maryjosephine} profile page
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    As an LPN have you been able to find a job as a wound care nurse
  8. Visit  jungle49} profile page
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    Hi,
    May I ask u which school did u take for ostomy? I just took online class at Wicks Educational. Passed certification exam. I am thinking to take ostomy and continence online classes and get certified. I am hearing good things about emory school.
  9. Visit  jungle49} profile page
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    Quote from coupb8222
    WOCN is a Specialty now, if you have your bachelors in nursing I would get my WOCN!!!!!! If you have associates get your WCC.
    Hi,
    May I ask u which school did u take for ostomy? I just took online class at Wicks Educational. Passed certification exam. I am thinking to take ostomy and continence online classes and get certified. I am hearing good things about Emory school.
  10. Visit  jungle49} profile page
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    Quote from margo533
    I've been a CWOCN since 1995, and while ostomies constituted only about 25% of my practice, I found that overall, that has given me the greatest professional satisfaction as far as making a really huge and positive difference in my patients' lives, and in their families' lives. As a Certified ostomy nurse, your job is to TEACH the patient/family to be independent in the management of their ostomy. You teach using demonstration and return demo above all, but not entirely. You trouble-shoot and determine the best pouching system. You teach how to obtain ostomy supplies and set them up with responsive vendors. You advocate with their surgeon and their suppliers. Surgeons have no idea how to manage ostomies; that's why ostomy certification came into being. You also do a HUGE amount of teaching to nursing staff and nursing students--that's key, since we aren't there 24 hrs/day.
    sorry, i keep posting the same question hoping someone will reply.
    May I ask u which school did u take for ostomy? I just took online class at Wicks Educational. Passed certification exam. I am thinking to take ostomy and continence online classes and get certified. I am hearing good things about Emory school.
    Thank you,
    jungle49


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