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Formerly Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapists


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Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) represents over 500 Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence across Canada. NSWOCC advocates for the highest quality of specialized wound, ostomy and continence nursing to individuals requiring wound, ostomy and continence care.


What is an NSWOC Nurse?

A Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) is a registered nurse with advanced and specialized knowledge and clinical skills in wound, ostomy and continence care who has graduated from a World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) recognized education program.

Recognized as Nurses who have specialized training in wound, ostomy and continence by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence are the ONLY nursing specialty with CNA certification in wound, ostomy and continence care (WOCC(C)). From acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, community, long term care and in independent practice, an NSWOC provides specialized holistic assessment and management as an interprofessional team member to meet the needs of individuals/families with ostomies, acute and chronic wounds and urinary and fecal continence problems.

Learn more about an NSWOC nurse here!

NSWOCC and CSCRS Preoperative Stoma Marking Position Statement Launch

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) partnered with the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (CSCRS) in order to develop and launch the: Preoperative Stoma Site Marking for Fecal Diversions: Ileostomy and Colostomy: Position Statement of the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (CSCRS) and...

Urgent message: NSWOCC National Conference in the midst of COVID-19 | Message urgent: conférence nationale de l’ISPSCC pendant la pandémie COVID-19

Un message en français suivra. To NSWOCC Members, 2020 NSWOCC Conference Delegates and Industry Partners, There are currently over 100 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Canada which are expected to climb, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.  In order to help prevent the spread...

Top 10 reasons why we are EXCITED to host you at our our virtual conference!

Together, we’ll reduce the risk of transmitting CVOID-19, all while obtaining the highest level of Wound, Ostomy and Continence education!All NSWOCs from across Canada will have the opportunity to participate in the conference, regardless of location!Get a larger selection of recorded sessions, and an expanded library of resources for future...