Become a Member

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved with the NSWOCC. By joining NSWOCC, you remain a part of a nationwide network of Nurses who have Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence who promote the highest standards of patient care in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence. NSWOCs are right across the the continuum of care from acute to community:

  • Hospital

  • Rehabilitation

  • Home Care

  • Long-term Care

  • Patient Clinics

The NSWOCC is embracing new ways of thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and visionary leadership. The future looks exciting. We want and need all members to be actively involved in defining the future of NSWOCC.


Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Member - $100.00

Available to NSWOCs licensed to practice within Canada. Members have voting privileges.

Retired NSWOC Member - $0.00

Canadian registered NSWOCs who are no longer practicing and /or who no longer hold a valid license as a registered nurse within a Canadian province or territory. Members have full voting privileges.


Membership Benefits

Communication & Publications

Important Electronic Communication

  • Subscription to the NSWOCC National Office mailing list for regular updates and important news, upcoming events, and more!

The NSWOC Advance

Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN)

Members-Only Area

  • Exclusive Members-Only Area on the site

  • Nation-wide discussion, networking and idea sharing via an exclusive online Discussion Forum

Opportunity to Publish

  • Support for publishing clinical cases, articles, and/or research

Continuing Education & Research


  • Support for advocating the NSWOC Position

  • Access to the Power of 3 Campaign

  • Opportunity to participate in Community Engagement & Ostomy Advocacy Committee


  • Access to International Skin Tear Advisory Panel information

  • Partnership with the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists®

  • Exposure to global Best Practice Recommendations in wound, ostomy, & continence


  • Access to national network of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) through our members-only directory & database: you have full access to change and update your own contact information instantly.

  • By-laws, Terms of Reference, and Standards of NSWOC  Practice are included

  • Local access to regional NSWOCC groups for information and support allow you to develop networks on a more regional or provincial level.


  • SWAN Community of Practice

  • French Community of Practice

  • Indigenous WOC Health

  • Paediatric Community of Practice