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EMORY Hospital WOCN PROGRAM

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by applepie2013 applepie2013 (Member) Member

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Hello Allnurses fam!

If anyone attending the EMORY WOCN program---PLEASE can you share your experience so far?

I am aware of the Bridge 1 week that I must attend at Emory..Is the program ALL ONLINE?

I know that each course is $1600 (total of 4 courses: Wound/Ostomy/Continence/Professional)

Since I live in FL: I will need to find my own preceptors approved by Emory:

Can I have WOCN team at my hospital to be my preceptors?

Average program is 1 year. PLEASE let me know if I am correct and If I am missing any other info please let me know or email me at paochip7@gmail.com

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY INFO! HAVE A BLESSED DAY :)

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I'm in the program now. Everything you stated seems correct but I would contact the school directly to double check. No idea about preceptors at your own hospital but I don't see why not.

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::Goodie:: has 6 years experience as a RN and specializes in Cerified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse.

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 1:28 PM, applepie2013 said:

If anyone attending the EMORY WOCN program---PLEASE can you share your experience so far? Graduate, here - it was tough but fantastic

I am aware of the Bridge 1 week that I must attend at Emory..Is the program ALL ONLINE? All online through a program called "Canvas" - they used to have "Blackboard" which was a BEAST. Canvas is a HUGE improvement.

I know that each course is $1600 (total of 4 courses: Wound/Ostomy/Continence/Professional) Correct! For those who are curious, your study consists of chosen discipline modules (W, O, C, or combination; and the Professional Practice module), textbook, core curriculum notebook, videos and assignments for each section. Each discipline (or combination) requires Professional Practice,- so if you are on the Wound Track only, you will still be responsible for PP, so baseline cost = $1600 + $1600 for example.

Since I live in FL: I will need to find my own preceptors approved by Emory: Correct. You submit your list to Emory and they check them. If you are doing Full Scope, you will need a CWOCN who has been practicing in the field for at least one year and has an agreement with Emory. They will be required to evaluate you through the "Typhon" Program for clinical hours. Some preceptors are unwilling to do this - they might be busy and it *is* a bit of work. Some are used to the way Typhon works and they're ok with doing it. Some charge a fee for your clinical hours and Typhon eval. If you are having trouble finding preceptors - and you really should be able to find someone (there's a list available through wocn.com) you may travel to Bridge Week in Atlanta and they can set you up with someone local to them - usually for a fee - and you have to factor in the cost to stay extra. The administration at Emory is very helpful!

Can I have WOCN team at my hospital to be my preceptors? Yes, if they establish a relationship with Emory and are willing to do the above evaluations through Typhon and meet the qualifications. You may be asked to have the Nursing Education Department weigh in or "ok" your ability to shadow/perform clinical hours there, but it's usually just a formality.

Average program is 1 year. You must complete the program within a year, clinicals included. For an extension, there is a fee. I had to apply for an extension r/t a death in the family, and the fee was $200 to put my matriculation/entry on hold. Once you finish the program, you'll be given access to a review video for each discipline to help study for your certification exam, which is available for 3 months.

I hope this helps. If there are any omissions or discrepancies, my apologies.

Feel free to continue to ask questions - Good luck on your journey!!

 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REPLIES 🙂 

 

I have couple of questions regarding the WOCN program @Emory:

1) When is the Bridge Week? Is it after successful completion of the course work (at end of 4 courses?)

2)When do I begin my clinical preceptorship? and how many hours in total?

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Hello! Can anyone tell me What is professional class about? And how is the bridge week like? Thank you!

 

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jbudrick has 18 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Certified Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse.

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On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 8:55 AM, 2015bsngirl said:

Hello! Can anyone tell me What is professional class about? And how is the bridge week like? Thank you!

 

Professional Class is about the business side of WOCN practice.  It covers models of Wound Specialty Practice and independent entrepreneurial opportunities. 

Bridge week is very beneficial for the WOCN.  Students attend after completing their online modules, and get hands on lab practice and clinical experience that is very helpful for WOCN practice.  You also have the opportunity to meet the instructors and your classmates from all over the country.  You do get some clinical credit for attending. 

If you can't complete your clinical in your area, Emory will help you get clinical placement in Atlanta or nearby, but it is costly.  I was fortunate that my employer has a contract to provide clinical experience with Emory and has several WOCNs on staff. 

I successfully completed all requirements in February, 2017.  Best of luck in your pursuit of a WOCN credential. 

Diana

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