The Wound Treatment Associate® (WTA) Program

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

RNs, LPVs, LVNs, PTs, PTAs, certified first responders, licensed health care providers.


The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program
as a continuing education program to further empower wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) specialty nurses and improve patient outcomes by enhancing their wound team.

The WTA Program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound care.
Graduates of the WTA Program who hold a nursing license are eligible for the WTA-C certification exam provided by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).

Purpose of the WTA® Program
Acknowledging the ever growing demand for wound care services in all health care settings, the WOCN
Society developed this educational program to:
1. Educate and prepare more skilled wound care providers across settings, including the military.
2. Enhance nurses’ ability to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds as members of a collaborative wound care team.
3. Provide the non-specialty nurse the ability to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of the WOC specialty nurse, WOC advanced practice registered nurse or physician.

Program Overview
The WTA Program is designed to be completed within three months, under the direction of a WOCN approved WTA Course Coordinator.
The program consists of pre-recorded, self-paced, online learning modules and case studies, followed by on-site competency training and testing.
After the Orientation Session on February 11th, participants will need to spend between 2-4 hours per week working on online course requirements.

Important Dates:
8/16/2019 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am: Orientation Session.
Times for Skills and Competency Sessions will be assigned during orientation. Dates will not change for these sessions, but times will vary depending on number of people registered.

8/16/19-11/3/19 - Completion of Online Couse Modules (self-paced)

11/4/2019 - Skills Practice and Test Review
This 4-hour session will be either 8:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Times will be assigned during Orientation Session on 8/16/19.

11/18/2019 - Competency Assessment
1-2 hours time slots will be assigned for competency assessment during Orientation Session.

Credit Information:
24.0 Contact Hours for nurses
20.0 Continuing Competency Units for PTs and PTAs.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.


Dr. Laura M Magennis, DNP MSN RNC-OB RN-BC, 704-512-6204


Aug 16 - Nov 18, 2019
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Registration fee: includes the prerecorded modules, orientation, skills check, test review, competency, and training supplies.
Contact Hours
CNE Contact Hours