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NSWOC Advance

NSWOC Advance (formerly The Link) is the official publication of the Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC). There are 3 issues of the NSWOC Advance per year which are distributed in print and electronic versions by March 1, September 1 and December 1.


The NSWOC Advance accepts contributions in the form of professional news, research projects and findings, clinical papers, case studies, reports, review articles, and letters to the editor. It is a useful communication tool to support the advancement of nursing in wound, ostomy and continence.

Editoial Board

Editorial Board

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Lina Martins

NSWOC Advance Editor-in-Chief

JWOCN Canadian Feature Section Editor

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Louise Forest-Lalande

French Editor

Dr. Karen Campbell


Dr. Kevin Woo


Lina Martins


Louise Forest-Lalande



To view open access issues click the image below (for older issues choose archives in the top right corner of any issue).


Access to the more recent issues is available to members through the members-only section.

NSWOC Advance Issues
Opportunities to Publish

Opportunities to Publish

First time authors welcome

The NSWOC Advance

NSWOC Advance publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts on topics related to wound, ostomy, and continence nursing practice. Submit your clinical article or case study now and share your research and experiences with colleagues across Canada.


For more submission information or editorial guidelines, click below or reach out to an Editorial Board representative for free writing and coaching support.

Please note that you must review the Editorial Guidelines prior to submitting a manuscript. The license of copyright form and publication release for photographs/diagrams must also be completed in order to submit a manuscript.

Submit a Manuscript

The NSWOCC - JWOCN Connection

The NSWOCC Feature Section of JWOCN publishes announcements and short articles related to practice, program development, education, and quality improvement from the Canadian NSWOC perspective. Submissions are 250-500 words including figures and tables. 

For more information, click here or reach out to an Editorial Board representative for free writing and coaching support.

NSWOCC - JWOCN Connection


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Demonstrate your support and increase product awareness by reaching NSWOCs, across Canada, who make product decisions in both the hospital and community.

For advertising booking enquiries call 613-762-5788 or email

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