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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!

CINAHL Library Subscription

Access CINAHL Complete, which contains:

  • Full text for more than 1,350 journals indexed in CINAHL Database

  • Indexing for more than 5,400 journals

  • Searchable cited references for more than 1,500 journals

  • Full text dating back to 1937

  • Nearly 5 million records

  • Author affiliations

  • 170 Continuing Education Modules (see to how they appear in the database, please use this link: 

  • Evidence-based Care Sheets *

  • Quick Lessons providing Overviews of Disease and Conditions

  • Research Instruments

*Evidence-based care sheets: summaries on specific key topics, which are focused on nursing practice. Each evidence-based care sheet incorporates the latest evidence, statistics, research and references on a given topic. The references are ranked, using a coding matrix, according to the type of literature they represent (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, etc).

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

Membership Benefits
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