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Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) Program

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) developed the Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) Program as a continuing education program to further empower wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) specialty nurses and to improve patient outcomes by enhancing their ostomy team.

The OCA Program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic ostomy care.

Why Choose the OCA Program?

  • The OCA Program is an evidence-based online course that meets international guidelines for ostomy care and provides contact hours for nurses.
  • Unlike other ostomy education courses, the OCA Program requires hands-on training and testing facilitated by WOCNCB-certified specialty nurse (CWOCN®, CWON®, COCN®, CWOCN-AP® or COCN-AP®).
  • Pricing is designed to provide affordable ostomy care education.
  • On-demand delivery platform provides flexible and accessible education.
  • Program was developed and presented by internationally-recognized CWOCN leaders and educators in ostomy and fistula patient management.
  • Program content provides clear delineation of role and importance of CWOCN consultation for complex ostomy or fistula patient management.

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www.wocn.org/?page=AboutOCAProgram

Development of the OCA Program was funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Hollister, Inc.

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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education 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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