Advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence care.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ is a professional community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. We support our members’ practice through advocacy, education, and research.
To be the preferred community for wound, ostomy, and continence advocacy, education, and research recognized for promoting safe and effective care worldwide.
Demonstrated by uncompromised dedication to be a trusted, unbiased, and credible source of evidence-based information and expertise.
Demonstrated by being stewards of excellence with a common passion for mutual respect, shared experience, and life-long learning.
Demonstrated by continuing commitment to education and research to generate and disseminate knowledge that improves patient outcome
The Tucson Affiliate of the WOCN® Society’s mission is to share our expertise with medical professionals and to support the development of the CWOCN®. Our goals are to sponsor educational opportunities, organize events in the community, and research the latest trends in clinical best practices. This will provide high standards of nursing care for patients with wounds, ostomies and/or continence issues.
The affiliate strives toward excellence in the provision of ongoing professional education and development for affiliate members and allied health care professionals.
Welcome New Members:
Carie A. Stumpo
Meet Our May Member of the Month: Lara Mefford!
Lara has been a registered nurse for 9 years. She began her nursing career at a LTAC in Tucson which helped spark her interest in wound and ostomy care. She has been at Tucson Medical Center for 5 years now and has been working with the amazing WOC team for almost 2 years. She is happy to say she is almost finished with the Wound and Ostomy program at Emory University and will be ready to take the board exams very soon! Congratulations!!!
Meet the Board Members
RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN