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!

Hi Members!

Hopefully you are enjoying some much-needed Spring Sun with flowers blooming and green grass!

I am looking for someone to step forward and nominate them-self or someone else for the volunteer position on the board, to be our next Treasurer or President-Elect.  Both positions are opening up this fall.  Nominations will be open till September, and Voting will begin the middle of September, one month before our Fall Conference.

For the Treasurer it is a 2 year commitment, with the option to resubmit every 2 yrs to be re-elected.

For the President-elect, it is a 2 yr in-training, then 2 yrs as President and then 1 year as a mentor.

Mary Harris, BSN, RN, CWON

Nominations Chair

New England Region of the WOCN

Please email nominations to Mary Harris at

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