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NSWOCC Membership Benefits

Run by members – for the members

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved with the NSWOCC. By joining NSWOCC, you remain a part of a nationwide network of Nurses who have Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence who promote the highest standards of patient care in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence. NSWOCs are right across the the continuum of care from acute to community:

  • Hospital
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Patient Clinics

The NSWOCC is embracing new ways of thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and visionary leadership. The future looks exciting. We want and need all members to be actively involved in defining the future of NSWOCC.

    Become an NSWOCC Member today!

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    Communication & Publications

    Important Electronic Communication

    • Subscription to the NSWOCC National Office mailing list for regular updates and important news, upcoming events, and more!

    The NSWOC Advance


    Members-Only Area

    • Exclusive Members-Only Area on the site
    • Nation-wide discussion, networking and idea sharing via an exclusive online Discussion Forum



    • Access to national network of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence through our members-only directory & database: you have full access to change and update your own contact information instantly. By-laws, Terms of Reference, and Standards of NSWOC Practice are included.
    • Local access to regional NSWOC groups for information and support allow you to develop networks on a more regional or provincial level



    Save Money on Lab Coats

    • 10% discount on the retail price of lab coats

    CNA Certification Exam Discount of up to 20%

    • Discounted members’ rates for NSWOCC annual National Conference & certain non-NSWOCC conferences


    Annual Members Meeting & Board Meetings

    • All paid members have the right to attend the Annual Members Meeting (AMM) as a voting member. This gives you the opportunity to influence the future of NSWOCC and the NSWOC profession. 

    Core Programs; an opportunity to build leadership skills

    • Opportunity to lead or to participate in NSWOCC Core Programs. Through your member involvement, you have the ability to shape the future of the NSWOCC.

    Leadership Development as a Regional Director

    • Eligible NSWOCC members have the ability to run for one of the 5 Regional Director positions: 1) British Columbia & Yukon, 2) Prairies, NWT, & Nunavut, 3) Ontario, 4) Quebec, and 5) Atlantic.

    Executive Board Senior Leadership Experience

    • Eligible NSWOCC members have the ability to run for an Executive Board position: there is a formal & diplomatic nomination process to become an Executive Board Member.