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!

Holiday Giving! Let’s keep the Conference momentum going

Youth Rally

For over 40 years the New England Region of Wound Ostomy and Continence nurses have sponsored/supported adolescents between the ages of 11-17 years of age who are living with conditions of the bowel and bladder. These youths have ostomies; inflammatory bowel disease, or urinary or fecal incontinence. They participate in a five night one of a kind experience called Youth Rally. The camp is held at various university campuses throughout the United States in July; San Diego, Colorado, or Washington.

The New England Region holds an auction every year at our fall conference to raise money for this great cause. All funds go directly to Youth Rally. Youth Rally allows these children to be in a safe structured environment where they are free to share their fears and feelings without the worry of embarrassment or criticism from their peers. Campers are provided with education, socialization, emotional support and a great life changing experience. The camp is chaperoned by nurses and volunteers. Medical conditions such as these can cause not only physical but emotional and financial hardship to families. The cost of Youth Rally Camp is $425.00 dollars plus airfare per camper.

This year, we ask you to please consider making a donation directly to YOUTH RALLY through the YOUTH RALLY Web site HERE

(on the Youth Rally web site, the green “donate” button is¬† in the upper right corner of the home page)

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