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Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.


Ann Stone, President MAR WOCN

President’s Message

Happy Summer all! The year is moving very quickly with many exciting events coming soon!

The International WOCN® conference was a great success in Canada last month. Members of the Region who were able to attend gathered at conference for a networking meeting. Please visit  the “President Elect Message” to view their discussion.

Nominations are now being taken for positions of President Elect, secretary and Member at Large for Communications. Ballots will be sent out in August so you still have time to throw your hat into the ring! This is a great way to become more involved in regional activities, have fun and earn PGP points as well. Please contact Sue Currence, Nominations chair ( or go to our Elections Page for further information.

Conference LogoThe Conference Planning committee has been busy at work planning another fabulous conference for us. It will be held October 28-29, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. It promises to be another wonderful event full of great educational opportunities! Information and registration is located on the Conference Information Page. We are also looking for poster presentations. Share your challenges and successes – we all love learning from each other. If you are interested, and I highly recommend this, contact Sue Creehan  at Click here for complete Poster information.

AND …Don’t forget to submit your nomination for Nurse of the Year!

So many great things coming up! Exciting times!

See you soon!  Have a great summer!

MAR WOCN President

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Voting ends 9/28/16


2016 Conference Information

Please go to our Conference Page for all the information including:

  • Shedule / Brochure
  • Registration Information
  • Golf Tournament
  • Call for Posters

   Information is being updated as it is received

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Please nominate your choice for Nurse of the Year from your affiliate! Go to our Forms Page to download the nomination instructions and form.

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