Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute Awards
Each year graduates of the WOC-EP may apply for awards and bursaries. Please also check your provincial nursing association for funding opportunities.
Please review the available Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute awards below and send in your inquiries and applications to the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Chair: Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations will be made at the annual NSWOCC Conference. You do not have to be present to receive your award/bursary. For more information contact Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc.
Available Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Awards include:
1) Ostomy Canada WOC-EP Award
The Ostomy Canada society wound ostomy and continence education program (WOC-EP) Award of $1500.00 shall be awarded annually (pending funding availability) to encourage registered nurses to pursue a career as a NSWOC with a focus on ostomy care.
2) The Gail Hawke “Trail Blazer” Award sponsored by Nightingale Medical for a WOC-Education Program (EP) Graduate in the Province of British Columbia
This $2,500.00, financial award will be given annually to one British Columbian graduate of the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) WOC-EP who has demonstrated that they are a “Leader” in the tri-specialty of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing and who meets the criteria written for this award. It is administered by the NSWOCC in cooperation with an awards advisory committee.
3) Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS), Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Institute Summit Ostomy Award
Climbing Mount Everest is a dream shared by many yet achieved by few. Rob Hill is one of the 233,000 Canadians (1 in 150 people) who manage Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal system. In 2010, he set out to climb Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain as a way to raise awareness for Crohn’s and defy stereotypes about living with the disease. He accomplished this goal despite the challenges of living with an ostomy. Everest was the ultimate in terms of Rob’s quest to inspire others by climbing the highest summit on each of the seven continents. Since completing his goal, he has continued to lead mountain climbing and trekking expeditions for intestinal disease sufferers of all ages. Rob Hill started a not-for-profit organization called the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) to support others with IBD and those living with an ostomy. IDEAS plans these treks to raise funds for their educational programs, thus providing opportunities for people who live with an ostomy or IBD to challenge themselves on the pathway to recovery. In honor of the enormous summits Rob has achieved and to make a difference in the lives of people living with an ostomy, IDEAS is offering a financial award for Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP)
4) The Vancouver United Ostomy Association Award
Description of Award: The Vancouver United Ostomy Association Chapter Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) award of $1500.00 shall be awarded annually (pending funding availability) to recognize a BC NSWOC who has demonstrated a high degree of volunteerism with, and support of, people in the Vancouver, lower mainland or province of BC area living with an ostomy.
5) The Smith and Nephew Clinical Achievement Award in Wound Care
The Smith and Nephew Award for Excellence in Wound Care Clinical Practice will be presented to a graduate of the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) who has achieved the highest-grade point average in the Wound Management course of the WOC-EP. Two awards (1 French student and 1 English student) of $1000.00 shall be awarded at the NSWOCC annual conference. There is no application for this award.
6) The Bill Carcary Valedictorian Award of Academic Excellence, Sponsored by Convatec
The award is presented annually to the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) graduate with the highest overall grade point average in the WOC-EP (Ostomy, Continence and Wound courses including preceptorship marks). The $3200.00 award is sponsored annually by ConvaTec Canada in recognition for the lifetime contribution of their professional sales representative Mr. Bill Carcary. There is no application for this award.
For information on how to apply for any of the above awards please click HERE.