For detailed information on our three primary programs, please review our WOCNEC information packet.
The first six weeks of this 10-week program are devoted to Emory campus-based didactic instruction, followed by four weeks of clinical preceptorship and project completion that encompass three weeks of clinical, two days to complete the inservice requirement, and three days to be used as clinical "make-up" days. Clinical assignments are selected to provide each student with a wide range of experiences in wound, ostomy, and continence care at a variety of clinical facilities in the metro-Atlanta area — those prospective students who wish to focus on just one or two specialties should see the single or dual specialty section below. All clinical experience is provided in tandem with an experienced and approved preceptor. Personal transportation is required, as most of the clinical facilities are off campus and often inaccessible by public transportation.
In order to assist applicants in selecting the course of study that best meets their particular needs and situation, the faculty have identified the advantages and disadvantages of each of the three program types. For the ten-week traditional program, the advantages are: classroom discussion with peer group, structured learning experiences, and a wide range of clinical experiences. The disadvantages are: ten weeks absence from home and work, intense and fast-paced theoretical component (all theory covered in six weeks; class held five days a week/eight–nine hours per day), and increased expense (tuition + living expenses, i.e., housing and food; + travel expenses + lost salary).
While this program typically involves preparation for practice in the tri-specialty of wound, ostomy, and continence care, we also offer courses of study focusing on single or dual specialties: wound care only, ostomy care only, continence care only, wound and ostomy care, wound and continence care, and ostomy and continence care.
Please note that the professional practice component of the program is required for all students; the only exception being students who have already completed a WOCN-accredited specialty course. Tuition is titrated for single or dual specialty courses.
For more information, please contact Brenda Michael at email@example.com or 404.778.3149.January 28 -- April 3, 2013
September 9 -- November 13, 2013
The required texts for the course are the 3-volume WOC Nursing Series. To order, please visit Elsevier OR for more options go to any search engine i.e. Google and type in the textbook's ISBN number.
Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, ISBN: 9780323069434
by Ruth A. Bryant, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN
Recommended preparatory reading: Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
**Fecal and Urinary Diversions: Management Principles, ISBN: 0323022480
by Janice C. Colwell, MS, RN, CWOCN
Margaret T. Goldberg, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Jane E. Carmel, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Recommended preparatory reading: Chapters 3, 8, 9 and 10
**If Elsevier Customer Service Rep advises you that this textbook is NOT available please let them know that it is your understanding that it is available to order as 'PRINT ON DEMAND'
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence: Current Management Concepts, ISBN: 0323031358
by Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP
Recommended preparatory reading: Chapters 2, 3 and 13
The Application fee for the program is $200 and must be included with the completed application to be accepted in the program. The tuition fee is $6,000 which includes modules, (6) six weeks didactic, excluding textbook costs, housiing, etc. All tuiton and fees should be made payable to Emory WOCNEC; the tuition fee is due upon acceptance into the program. A Baccalaureate Degree is required for admission; RNs with a Baccalaureate in a field other than nursing must provide nursing degree or diploma and Baccalaureate degree transcripts
|Application Fee: $200|
|Module Fee: $1,500 (hard copy of manual included)|
|Continuation Fee:* $200|
*Continuation Fee is assessed when student does not complete coursework in established time frame but wishes to continue in the program.
Scholarships are available through the WOCN; please click here. Applications may be submitted before the program begins, during the program, or by the first application deadline immediately following graduation.
In the interest of making our graduates aware of current job opportunities, AfterCollege™ has posted a page that lists entry-level opportunities with employers throughout the country that have expressed an interest in hiring Emory WOCNEC students — this link reflects all job postings in real time.
Emory University WOCNEC
c/o Brenda Michael
1762 Clifton Road NE
Suite 2200, J-208
Atlanta, GA 30322-4001