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The WOCN Society offers two types of educational scholarships: Accredited and Advanced. Please read carefully to determine which is right for you, learn more about requirements for submission, and begin an application.

 

WOCN Society Accredited Educational Scholarship

The WOCN Scholarship Committee is proud to offer scholarship awards for those nurses wishing to attend one of our Accredited Educational Programs. Scholarship applicants must be accepted into a WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Program. Scholarship applications are accepted twice yearly and must reach the WOCN Society National Office by the deadline dates of May 1st or November 1st. Applications may be submitted before program begins, during program or by the first application deadline immediately following graduation.

  1. Seeking education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care.
  2. Proof of one of the following:
    • Acceptance in a WOCN-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) or Specialty Course.
    • Current enrollment in a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course.
    • Certificate of completion from a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course, within three months of graduation.
  3. Complete application.
  4. Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from professional associates who have known the applicant for at least one year (one from current employer, preferred).
  5. Has not received an educational scholarship award from the WOCN Society Foundation in the last three years.

Begin a WOCN Accredited Educational Scholarship Application
 

WOCN Society Advanced Educational Scholarship

The WOCN Scholarship Committee is committed to furthering the role of professionalism within WOC nursing by assisting individuals to obtain a higher degree and helping in personal and academic achievement. Sponsors of the WOCN Society Advanced Education Program have generously contributed funds through the WOCN Foundation to provide a scholarship award program which offers financial aid to offset the costs of a Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctoral Degree or NP Certificate. Scholarship applicants must hold a current certification from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) to apply.

  1. Seeking a Master’s or Doctoral Degree or Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
  2. Proof of a current, unrestricted RN license.
  3. Active member of the WOCN Society.
  4. Proof of certification by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) in one or more areas of WOC nursing.
  5. Proof of current or previous employment as a wound, ostomy and/or continence nurse for three years during the last five years.
  6. Proof of current enrollment, acceptance, or completion/graduation (within 3 months of completion/graduation) from an NLN accredited nursing program/course or other accredited college and/or university program/course for non-nursing degrees.
  7. Complete application.
  8. Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from professional associates who have known the applicant for at least one year (one from current employer, preferred).
  9. Has not received an educational scholarship award from the WOCN Society Foundation in the last three years.

Begin a WOCN Society Advanced Education Scholarship Program Application