Message from our President

To the Members of the New England Region of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society:

We are almost through February.  I cannot wait for March because I can see the end of winter and I have my birthday!!  On Saturday March 10th, I hope you will join us for the NERWOCN Spring Event at the Norwich Inn and Spa.  Please see the website for details and email Bridget Mejza ( to reserve your spot.

Did you see the email from National WOCN regarding the WOCN Shining Star? Please consider nominating a colleague for this special recognition called The Future is Bright Award.This award recognizes a new WOC nurse, within his or her first five years of practice, who exemplifies the scope of the WOC nursing as defined in the WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition. The deadline to nominate is March 5th, 2018. Here is the link:

Have you placed your VOTE for the National WOCN election?  The deadline to vote is March 6th. New England Region WOC member Sandy Hughes is running for Secretary of National WOCN.

The New England Region WOCN Education Committee is looking for suggestions for speakers and presentation topics for our Fall Conference to be held in Manchester New Hampshire. Please email Cherie Sapia ( with your suggestions.  We would welcome NERWOCN members who would like to present. Do you consider yourself on expert in a topic related to WOC nursing?  Consider presenting at our fall conference.

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Thank you for being a member of the New England Region Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society.  I hope to see you in March.

Mary Willis

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