Mission & Accreditation

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Our Mission

The webWOC Nursing Education Program is delivered in partnership with Metropolitan State University, School of Nursing, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies (St. Paul, Minnesota) and a collaboration of professional nurses, who are Board Certified in WOC Nursing and dedicated to supporting the WOC profession and the mission of the WOCN. We promote and support the education of bachelor’s prepared nurses to become WOC Nurses in order to guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies or incontinence.

The mission of the webWOC Nursing Education Program is to provide evidence-based education to nurses in the specialty of wound, ostomy and continence care, while emphasizing the significant contribution the WOC nurse can make in risk management, quality management, cost control and production.



Founded in 2001, the webWOC Nursing Education Program is the first online WOC nursing education program, and is fully accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society. The program is offered in partnership with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Metropolitan State University, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Accreditation by the WOCN Society is a rigorous process that assures the consumer and learner that the program is compliant with established curriculum-based and administration-based criteria addressing such issues as admission requirements, faculty and preceptor qualifications, course content, expected clinical activities and experience, and the process of evaluation of the learner and the program.


Upon successful completion of the webWOC Nursing Education Program, you will receive graduate or continuing education credits for your coursework and a certificate of completion designating WOC Nurse Full, Dual or Single Scope status. With this certificate of completion you are then eligible to take the national certification exam to become certified in wound care, ostomy care and/or continence care.

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