A Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced and specialized knowledge and clinical skills in wound, ostomy and continence care who has graduated from a World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) recognized education program.
Recognized as nurses who have specialized training in wound, ostomy and continence by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence are the ONLY nursing specialty with CNA certification in wound, ostomy and continence care (WOCC(C)). From acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, community, long term care and in independent practice, an NSWOC provides specialized holistic assessment and management as an inter-professional team member to meet the needs of individuals/families with ostomies, acute and chronic wounds and urinary and fecal continence problems.
Our friends at Nurses Specialized In Wound, Ostomy And Continence Canada (formerly called The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET)) have renamed their new program on their website. It was formerly called “Find An ET Nurse” and is now called “Find a NSWOC“.