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2023-2024 Mid-Year Report Now Available!

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the 2023-2024 Mid-Year Report is now available for your review. This report reflects the remarkable progress and achievements of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) over the past year. Our goal is to be transparent with our Members about the work being done by NSWOCC to advance the nursing tri-specialty of wound, ostomy, and continence and beyond. You will see that NSWOCC has had many accomplishments since we last met in-person during our Annual Members Meeting in May 2023. We are also highlighting the results of the final year of the 2021-2023 NSWOCC Strategic Plan. All of you have played a part in the work of NSWOCC—no matter how large or small. Without you, none of these accomplishments would be possible.


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Key Highlights:

  1. Membership Growth: NSWOCC has surpassed 1,000 Members and Associates, experiencing a growth rate exceeding 20%.

  2. Strategic Planning: The association is in the final stages of implementing the 2021-2023 NSWOCC Strategic Plan, focusing on the mission of leading excellence, enhancing lives, and committing to innovation.

  3. Membership Benefits and Getting Involved: We continue to expand and improve on our membership benefits offerings and opportunities for Members to get involved, from our Facebook Discussion Group to Journal Club & the Members Newsletter.

  4. New Groups and Initiatives: Multiple groups and initiatives, such as the Harm Reduction Community of Practice, have been launched to better meet the diverse needs of Members and Associates.

  5. Project Completion: Several projects, including the National NSWOCC Standards of Practice and the Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Adults, have been successfully completed.

  6. Continuing Education and Advocacy: NSWOCC expanded its webinar series and successfully hosted in-person conferences. Advocacy efforts included the implementation of three Summits supporting the NSWOC and SWAN role.

  7. Publications and Development: NSWOCC continued to develop the NSWOC Advance and published articles in collaboration with WOCN. Position statements, role descriptions, and policies were revised and developed to strengthen the association's foundation.

  8. WOC Institute Achievements: Includes expansion and development of various programs, achieving accreditation from CNA and ongoing WCET accreditation, and more.

Upcoming Projects:

  1. Malignant Cutaneous Wounds – Canadian Best Practice Recommendations

  2. Urinary Catheter Decision Aid

  3. Virtual Consultation Tool Kit

  4. ...and much more!

Looking Ahead:

The NSWOCC Board, Core Program leaders, and key staff are actively working on the 2024-2027 strategic plan, aiming to sustain a vibrant and growing association. Your continued support is invaluable as we shape the future of NSWOCC together. Access the detailed Mid-Year Report on the NSWOCC website or below. Your feedback is always welcome at office@nswoc.ca. Thank you for being an integral part of our national network! With best regards, Catherine Harley Chief Executive Officer Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada



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