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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

    • Harm Reduction Community of Practice

    • 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

Perkopolis Discounts

Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada is partnered with Perkopolis to provide Members with over 5000 exclusive perks! Perkopolis is Canada’s largest employee perk program with offers available across Canada and globally.


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Support for your CNA Certification Renewal by Continuous Learning and Initial Certification Exam:

Eligible Continuous Learning Activities:

  • By registering as an NSWOCC member, you automatically gain access to 4 continuous learning hours per year, adding up to a total of 20 hours during the five-year period between certification writing and renewal.

  • Participating in NSWOCC activities can also earn you CL hours:

    • NSWOCC Members Journal Club: Qualifies as CL hours under "Independent Study."

    • NSWOCC WOC Institute Continuing Education Webinars: Qualifies as CL hours under "Webinars."

    • WOC Institute Preceptors are eligible for CL hours.

    • Professional Publications: Authors of articles, textbook chapters, teaching guides, or Best Practice Recommendations Documents are eligible for CL hours.

    • All NSWOCC Board Members and Core Program Leaders can claim 25 hours of CL activities.

    • Those who completed the Advanced Wound Debridement Course are eligible for 32 continuous learning hours.


Track Your Learning:

  • To keep track of your CL hours effortlessly, use CNA's form, "Continuous Learning for Certification Renewal: Activities and Competencies." Simply log your completed activities and submit them as part of your renewal application at the end of your five-year term.


Continuous Learning (CL) Activities — General Guidelines:

  • The CNA Certification Program offers flexibility in the type of CL activities you can count toward renewing your certification credential. Here are some key guidelines:

    • CL activities must relate to improving knowledge and skills in your nursing practice specialty.

    • Each CL activity must be completed within the five-year certification term.

    • Count one CL hour for each clock hour.

    • Count any CL activities that are 30 minutes or longer.

    • No pre-authorization is required to count your CL activities.

    • Count the same CL activity only once during the five-year term, unless it’s at a higher level.


NSWOC Prep Course for the CNA Certification Exam:

  • Prepare confidently for the CNA Certification Exam with our comprehensive NSWOC Prep Course. The course includes a review of core competencies, relevant wound, ostomy, and continence curriculum, sample exam questions, and a dedicated study group for support.

  • To access the course, log in to and visit the "Members Login" area. Click on "View available downloads" in the left-hand sidebar and select "NSWOCC CNA Certification Prep Course."


Join the Online Study Group:

  • As an NSWOCC Member, you have the added benefit of joining the NSWOCC CNA Certification Exam study group. For joining this supportive community, please contact before October 20th, 2023.

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