*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
RNs, LPNs, 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 a non-WOC certified nurse to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician.
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 & Dates
The WTA Program is designed to be completed within three months, under the direction of a WOCN approved WTA Course Coordinator.
May 7, 2021 | 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.
May 8, 2021 - August 12, 2021 | Completion of Online Self-Paced Learning Modules
The program consists of online self-paced learning modules and case studies. Participants will need to spend between 2-4 hours per week working on these course requirements.
August 13, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:00 noon | Skills Practice, Test Review & Competency Assessment
During this 3-hour time frame the participants will demonstrate the skills and complete a competency assessment. The instructor will contact participants with specific times to do this face-to-face in person assessment.
WTA Course Coordinator:
Julie Elliott, RN, CWOCN
The Self-Paced Online Modules award:
32.25 Contact Hours for nurses
21.0 Continuing Competency Units for PTs and PTAs.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.
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