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

Communications, Publications & Opportunities to Publish

Important Electronic Communication

Subscription to the NSWOCC mailing list for exclusive regular communication about important wound, ostomy and continence news, association updates, upcoming events, and more!

The NSWOC Advance

Subscription to 3 issues of the NSWOC Advance online: the official publication of NSWOCC, which contains some peer-reviewed articles

Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN)

Discounted subscription to the peer-reviewed JWOCN

Opportunity to Publish...
  • ...clinical cases, articles, and/or research in the NSWOC Advance

  • the Canadian feature section of the JWOCN

Continuing Education & Advancing Practice

  • Continuing Education Webinar Series in English & French

  • Members-only discounted registration for the NSWOCC National Conference & education days, as well as other educational conferences and workshops

  • Free access to CNA Certification Prep Course for WOCC(C) exam

  • Access to NSWOC Mentorship Program

  • Early access to best practice recommendations (BPR) in wound, ostomy, & continence

  • Participate in building BPRs, Position Statements and Decision Aids

National Networking & Involvement

  • Join the NSWOCC Journal Club to discuss wound, ostomy, and continence topics with colleagues from across Canada!

  • Access to national network of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) through our members-only directory & database

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

  • Join, participate, and lead an NSWOCC Core Program or Community of Practice:

    • National Conference Planning

    • Research and Practice

    • Professional Practice

    • Indigenous WOC Health

    • Community Engagement

    • Membership

    • Publications

    • SWAN Community of Practice

    • French Community of Practice

    • Indigenous Wound, Ostomy and Continence Health

    • Paediatric Community of Practice


  • Support for advocating the NSWOC Position

  • Access to the Power of 3 Campaign

  • Participate in the Community Engagement & Ostomy Advocacy Committee

International Recognition

  • 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