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Pathway to Wound Care Nursing

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by Vix Vix, CNA (New) New Nurse Student

Vix is a CNA and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Hi, all. It's my first post on here.

I'm currently in an ASN program, taking BSN online classes alongside that, and I have 2 more semesters left for the ASN component. ( Can't finish BSN until I get hired and in a clinical setting for classes. ) My goal is to get my 2-year degree, finish BSN within my first year of being hired, and then signing up for a WOCN course 1-2 years after that so I can get board certified.

My question is more related to after graduation. What sort of floor should I look into applying that will help educate me and prepare me for this path? From what I seen on the WOCN website, the only thing required is 1 year of clinical RN experience. However, I would like for that experience to be as closely related to the material as possible. I know floor nurses tend to do basic wound cares and monitoring, but which would that be? OR? Med-Surg? ICU? Are hospitals up for taking on new graduates that express interest in wound care nursing, specifically?

One thought I had was to work in an LTC or Home Health relative to wound care, but I'm not sure if that counts as 'clinical' setting. Thanks in advance if you have any advice! If there's any WOC nurses out there, I'd like to hear from you!

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