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Foundations of WOC Nursing



NURS 520

 

Skin & Wound Management


NURS 521
Ostomies & Continent Diversions

NURS 522
Bowel & Bladder Continence


NURS 523
0.5 graduate credits and/or 7.5 contact hours
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3 graduate credits and/or 45 contact hours
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3 graduate credits and/or 45 contact hours
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3 graduate credits and/or 45 contact hours
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This course, a prerequisite for all courses, will address the critical underpinnings to implementation of the role of the WOC specialty scope nurse. Learners will gain knowledge of the history of the specialty, legal and ethical issues pertaining to implementation of the role, and professional growth opportunities. Learners will also explore practice development essentials, role justification, budgeting, marketing, and development of a business plan for a practice or a project.

This course focuses on the care of the client across the lifespan who may be at risk for skin breakdown, who has a break in skin integrity or who has an existing wound. Specifically, learners will gain knowledge of the etiology, differential diagnoses, clinical findings and management options for patients with wounds and chronic skin complications.

This course will address the immediate and long term care of clients across the lifespan who require an ostomy or continent diversion. Specifically learners will gain knowledge of the etiology, differential diagnoses, clinical findings and management options of the common conditions necessitating an ostomy or continent diversion. Emphasis will be on the technical, educational, and psychosocial needs of this patient population. Fistula, tube and drain, and complications are presented.

This course will address the care of patients with bowel or bladder control issues. Specifically learners will gain knowledge of the etiologies, differential diagnoses, clinical findings and nursing, medical and surgical management options. Content will include reversible risk factors, focused physical assessment and examination, behavioral, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions, containment, and skin protection.

 
Skin & Wound Care Practicum


NURS 521P
Ostomies & Continent Diversions Practicum

NURS 522P
Bowel & Bladder Continence Practicum

NURS 523P
 
0.5 graduate credits
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0.5 graduate credits
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0.5 graduate credits
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A 50-hr clinical practicum with an approved preceptor is required to complete the Wound Scope.

A 50-hr clinical practicum with an approved preceptor is required to complete the Ostomy Scope.

A 50-hr clinical practicum with an approved preceptor is required to complete the Continence Scope.


 

Skin & Wound Care Practicum

Portfolio Evaluation



NURS 529P


Ostomies & Continent Diversions Practicum

Portfolio Evaluation


NURS 531P

Bowel & Bladder Continence Practicum

Portfolio Evaluation


NURS 532P
 
0.5 graduate credits
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0.5 graduate credits
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0.5 graduate credits
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Offered ONLY by webWOC: A 50-hr clinical practicum with a preceptor meeting the requirements of the WOCN.  Clinical practicum is completed independently with the preceptor and a portfolio is developed.  Learner registers for this course AFTER completing the clinical experience and the portfolio is reviewed by faculty.

Offered ONLY by webWOC: A 50-hr clinical practicum with a preceptor meeting the requirements of the WOCN.  Clinical practicum is completed independently with the preceptor and a portfolio is developed.  Learner registers for this course AFTER completing the clinical experience and the portfolio is reviewed by faculty.

Offered ONLY by webWOC: A 50-hr clinical practicum with a preceptor meeting the requirements of the WOCN.  Clinical practicum is completed independently with the preceptor and a portfolio is developed.  Learner registers for this course AFTER completing the clinical experience and the portfolio is reviewed by faculty.

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