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President's Message

Joan SullivanHello Everyone,

Updated June 26, 2020

I hope many of you were able to take part in the WOCNext 2020 Reimagined National Conference from June 5 – 7, 2020. It was an example of how creative our nursing specialty can be in these challenging times by remodeling an in-person conference to a live on-line alternative. I found it to be a great learning opportunity. I would like to commend all the members of the MAR who submitted posters for the conference. We have great work being done by the talented members of this region. I did miss being able to see you in person this year.

I am delighted to inform you that Molly Lemanski has taken the position of President Elect. We have some exciting leadership opportunities coming up in 2021. All the upcoming positions are listed on our web page. I am looking forward to seeing what individuals in our region will decide to step up for these opportunities, so we continue to promote the professional practice of our specialty across our region. If you have any questions after reading the position descriptions, please contact me. We are always looking for fresh blood with any new ideas on how to invigorate our region.

Although we are not having a regional conference, we still are looking for candidates for Nurse of the Year for our region. We will have the election and celebrate them on-line this year and recognize them in person at our Regional conference to be held in the Fall of 2021. Judging by the quality of the poster presentations we have many talented people who need to be recognized. I would love to see each affiliate in the region nominate at least one person from their affiliate for Nurse of the Year.

I will continue to pray for all of you as we deal with the challenge of being in the front lines during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Please stay safe and take care of yourselves as well as your families. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on any topics or issues that I can assist you with.

Joan Sullivan, MSN, MAS, RN, CWON
President of MAR

Nominations for Nurse of the Year are closed!

Have you decided who you want to nominate for Nurse of the Year? Even though we won’t be having a Regional Conference this year we still want to keep up this annual tradition. We have fine tuned the nomination form & it is now available. We are extending the date for submission to September 30, 2020. I am looking forward for at least one nomination from each of the affiliates. See the NOY page for details and nomination form.

Scholarship Applications are closed!

Because of the awareness of the growing need for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses throughout the world and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, Mid Atlantic Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) has established a program to award educational scholarships. The partial scholarships are made possible through contributions from the Mid Atlantic Region of the WOCN® Society.  ...more information

Education Opportunities

Northeast Region WOCN®

This is Rachelle Sideris, President of the Northeast Region WOCN®. With everything going on in 2020, many of our Regions and Affiliates have had to cancel or delay annual conferences. In the Northeast, many of our members depend on local conferences for updated information, continuing education credits, and networking. Due to several travel bans and most importantly the health of our members, we are conducting a virtual conference. We are offering up to 20 contact hours. This will be live-streamed and registered attendees will have On-Demand availability for an additional 2 weeks. Unfortunately, we are not in the position to offer complementary registration as was thoughtfully done by National WOCN®. We do recognize the financial burden many individuals are experiencing; therefore, we have significantly reduced our registration cost for our fellow members. For any active member, the cost is $50 and $75 for non-members. Poster submission is also open to all.

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Rutgers University WOCNEP

Rutgers University Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) is accepting students for its Fall 2020 class.  more info

Affiliate Updates

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Job Postings

Check the Jobs page for current listings.

VCU Health,  Richmond, VA
Clinical Nurse for Wound Care Tea
(posted 09-02-2020)

Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
RN / WOC nurse (posted 08-13-2020)

2020 MAR Annual Conference

Public Policy Update

Read the Public Policy page
updated by Bernie Rock - October 2019

Visit WOCN® public policy page for more information

Our Mission:

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.