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Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN™) Community of Practice

The Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN™) Program is geared towards RPN, LPN and Diploma RNs who want to advance their knowledge in the areas in Wound, Ostomy and Continence. Upon completion they will be eligible to use the SWAN designation.

What is the SWAN™ Program?

The Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Institute, developed the Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN) Program in response to the growing need in Canada for healthcare professionals with advanced wound, ostomy and continence knowledge. The NSWOCC and WOC Institute developed the paced online SWAN education program as a means to support and empower NSWOCs and improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound, ostomy and continence care teams. The SWAN program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound, ostomy and continence care.

Skilled nurses provide optimal patient care.

Questions or Concerns:

Britney Butt (she/her),

MClSc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

  • NSWOC Core Program Lead – SWAN Community of Practice
  • Skin Wellness Associate Nurse Program Lead
  • Wound Ostomy Continence Institute Program Development Coordinator
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist | Nurse Specialized in Wound Ostomy Continence

Phone: (647) 569-7171

Email: BButt@WOCInstitute.ca

SWAN Community of Practice Lead

Britney Butt

MClSc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist | Nurse Specialized in Wound Ostomy Continence
  • Wound Ostomy Continence Institute Program Development Coordinator
  • Skin Wellness Associate Nurse Program Lead
  • NSWOC Core Program Lead – SWAN Community of Practice

Phone:  647 569 7171

Email: BButt@WOCInstitute.ca