The New England Region of the
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
welcomes you to our website!


The New England Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (New England Region WOCN) is an association of WOC/ET Nurses, a division of the National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse’s Society (WOCN).

Our purpose is to organize and sponsor educational opportunities, support leadership and professional development, encourage evidenced based nursing practice and advocate for the delivery of quality health care to all individuals with a wound, ostomy or continence related issue.

About WOC Nursing:

Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence-based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher, and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.

Whether you specialize in wounds, ostomies or incontinence, all three practice areas offer opportunity for professional growth as well as opportunity to play a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.

Please browse our website to learn more!


Our new Director-at-Large!

Diane E. Bryant

Diane E. Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, has been a member for 25 years. Diane currently serves as a member of the Ostomy Treatment Associate (OTA) Task Force. Diane previously served as New England Region Education Co-Chair and President.

Congratulations to Sandy Hughes!
She has won the National WOCN election and will serve a second term as Treasurer. The New England Region of the WOCN Society is proud to have a regional member serving at the national level within the WOCN Society. We all wish you much success in your continued work with the society.

*Attention Members*

The Education committee needs members for several key positions opening up this year. The committee will train anyone interested this year so they will not be left unprepared. Interested people can contact Education Committee co-chairs:

Cherie Sapia 860-866-7641

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