WOCNCB Announces Scholarship to Nurse In Washington Internship

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) announces its second annual scholarship to the 2011 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI). The online application process is open through December 20, 2010.

Nov 12, 2010 – As part of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board’s (WOCNCB(R)) mission to promote the highest standard of consumer care and safety, the WOCNCB announces its second annual scholarship to the 2011 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI).

The scholarship is open to any current WOCNCB-certified nurse who is not currently serving on the WOCNCB board of directors.

“Health care reform has become of paramount importance to this board, our certificants and the entire nation,” says Diana Gallagher, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN and president of the WOCNCB board of directors. “By sponsoring a NIWI scholarship, we empower the scholarship winner to participate in important dialogs about patient care and healthcare reform.” The WOCNCB scholarship includes internship registration, travel to Washington, D.C., lodging expenses, and a stipend for meals.

The WOCNCB NIWI scholarship application process is open now and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on December 20, 2010.  The application and more information are available at www.wocncb.org/NIWI.

The Nurse in Washington Internship is an annual project of the Nursing Organizations Alliance (www.nursing-alliance.org) designed to inform nurses about the legislative process. The 2011 program takes place March 13 through 15, 2011.

About the WOCNCB
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board is a professional organization dedicated to providing consumer safety and protection by offering credentialing in the areas of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care nursing to registered nurses who meet WOCNCB’s stringent qualifications and pass its certification examination. WOCNCB certified nurses provide quality care to patients in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare. The WOCNCB has certified more than 6,000 Registered Nurses worldwide. The WOCNCB
is accredited  by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, formerly the accreditation committee of the American Board of Specialty Nursing (ABNS). For more information, contact the WOCNCB at (888) 496-2622, e-mail marketingmanager@wocncb.org, or visit www.wocncb.org.

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Since 1978, over 6,000 nurses have chosen to certify in wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) and foot care nursing through the WOCNCB. The WOCNCB credentials are recognized throughout the world as The Gold Standard for Certification(R) in WOC and foot care.

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