Specialty Program 2020 | Wound Management Certification Prep | 20170 | Winter/Spring

Seattle, WA US
February 3, 2020 to April 9, 2020

Course Details and Classroom Entry

This comprehensive, intensive program addresses a broad range of wounds (venous, arterial, neuropathic and pressure ulcers), healing problems (wound infection, failure to heal), and components of specialized nursing practice (role development, collaboration, research utilization, providing in-service education). Central concepts guiding the content and practicum experiences are prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the healing process. Exposure to and experience with therapies such as topical treatments, ABI and compression therapy and debridement are included. 

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Course brochure and application information

Course schedule

LocationDate and Time
OnlineMonday, February 3, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020
Onsite - Seattle, WA

Monday, March 23, 2020 - Thursday, April 9, 2020 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm*)

*Ending times vary. A detailed course schedule is provided for enrolled students with exact end times for each day.

 

Course format and details

The program begins with six weeks of online learning activities to be completed prior to attending class in Seattle. Students should be prepared to spend 10-12 hours per week on course activities, reading assignments and quizzes during the online phase. Course faculty is available to support student learning. Following the online phase, students attend 14 weekdays (3 weeks, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) of intensive classwork in Seattle with additional lectures, reading assignments, projects, clinical experiences and testing. 

Preceptorship: 
An important aspect of the program is the pairing of students with preceptors who are certified in wound care. Preceptors guide students in gaining knowledge and expertise in the role of the certified wound care nurse in various health care settings (acute care, long term care, home health, outpatient clinics). Five precepted clinical days and selected clinical observations are arranged for all participants during the onsite component of the course. 

Course requirements and evaluation procedures: 
In addition to the six (6) weeks of online learning and all scheduled classroom and clinical sessions, students are expected to complete assigned readings, exams, projects, professional enrichment activities and course evaluations. Students are graded on projects and tests. Clinical performance is evaluated as credit/no credit based on input from clinical preceptors. Completion of the program is contingent upon satisfactory performance of the online, classroom and clinical components. 

WOCN Program accreditation 
This program is accredited by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board exam for certification as a wound care nurse (CWCN). 

University quarter credits
Registrants will be enrolled in Nursing 540, Topics in Nursing, a fully accredited University of Washington graduate course and earn 6 graduate quarter credits. Separate application to the university is not required.

Additional information

Admission requirements

Baccalaureate degree.
Current US nursing license.
Evidence of one year of RN clinical experience within the past five years.

How to apply

  • Step 1 - Pay the application fee of $95 and provide required documents.
  • Step 2 - Provide proof of licensure and training.
  • Step 3 - Pay the registration fee of $4295 after you are accepted into the program.

Application Deadline: December 6, 2019.

Please apply early.

 

Target Audience

Registered nurses who seek advanced knowledge and skills in the management of chronic and complex wounds and who function well as independent learners.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to apply:

  1. Relate impairments in wound healing to normal physiologic response to tissue injury.
  2. Apply assessment techniques to wounds in different stages of healing.
  3. Assess systemic factors (nutrition, perfusion, pathology) that influence healing outcomes.
  4. Select therapeutic options that correct systemic alterations and support healing using an evidencebased approach.
  5. Select appropriate topical therapies based on research findings and evaluation of the patient.
  6. Implement appropriate therapeutic strategies for complex wound healing problems.
  7. Demonstrate specific competencies in delivering wound care, including: debridement, cultures, ABI measurement, compression wrapping and documentation.
  8. Individualize education for patients, family members and health care providers about prevention and treatment of wounds using adult learning principles.
  9. Explore opportunities for role development, collaborative practice and professional leadership in wound care.
  10. Discuss legal, ethical and cultural implications related to expanded practice in wound care.

Additional Information

Format: 
Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 132.00 Contact hours
Available: 
08/01/2019
Expires: 
04/12/2021
Event starts: 
02/03/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/09/2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$4,295.00
UW Magnuson Health Sciences Center (HST)
1959 NE Pacific St
T-661
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems UW School of Nursing; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA
 

CORE FACULTY

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems UW School of Nursing; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA

Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWCN-AP, UW School of Nursing, Psychosocial and Community Health, Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Seattle; President, Sound Clinical Associates, PLLC Gig Harbor, WA

Molly Price, MN, ARNP, CWON, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Price Medical Inc., Bellevue; Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc., Seattle; Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA

Shirley Taylor, MN, ARNP, ANP-BC, CWCN-AP, CFCN, Teaching Associate, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Nancy Unger, MN, MPH, APN‐BC, RN‐BC, CWON, General Surgery ARNP, Teaching Associate, Division of General Surgery, UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA

JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Certified Wound Care Nurse; Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System, UW School of Nursing; Harborview Medical Center Research Scientist and Endowed Professor in Critical Care Nursing, Seattle, WA

Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, BSN, RN, CWCN​, Director Clinical Education, Nursing Research and Accreditation, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON, Certified Wound Ostomy Care Nurse; Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP), Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems UW School of Nursing; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA

Patricia Merry, BA, Director of Public Information and Web Development, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Patty Morrison, MDiv, Program Coordinator Wound Specialty Programs, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN, Interim Executive Director, Continuing Education Specialist and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System, UW School of Nursing; Harborview Medical Center, Research Scientist and Endowed Professor in Critical Care Nursing, Seattle, WA

CNE=Continuing Nursing Education, Seattle
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
WMEP=Wound Management Education Program

Faculty portal of the Wound Management Education Certification Prep course.

 

  WMEP Faculty Portal (Access restricted to faculty members)

GROUPS AUDIENCE: 

Wound Management Education

Professional Credit

Accreditation Statement

WOCN Program accreditation 
This program is accredited by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board exam for certification as a wound care nurse (CWCN). 

University quarter credits
Registrants will be enrolled in Nursing 540, Topics in Nursing, a fully accredited University of Washington graduate course and earn 6 graduate quarter credits. Separate application to the university is not required.

Available Credit

  • 132.00 Contact hours

Activity Availability

Available: 
08/01/2019
Expires: 
04/12/2021

Price

Cost:
$4,295.00
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