Have you decided it’s time to get your WCC Certification? WoundEducators.com can help. The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, also known as NAWCO, is the nonprofit organization that regulates the WCC credential.
It is important to note that the WCC is no longer an accredited wound care certification. The WCC was accredited until 2013, but that accreditation was not maintained.
“It is important that professionals seeking to obtain the WCC certification understand that the WCC is no longer an accredited wound care certification.”
For more information about the importance of a formally accredited certification in wound care, visit http://woundeducators.com/accredited-wound-certification.
Obtaining wound care certification is a way to distinguish yourself from others in the healthcare field and show that you possess a greater amount of knowledge and skill than your basic healthcare licensing mandates. If you decide to pursue the WCC Certification and pass the certification exam, you will be able to use the WCC initials to designate your Wound Care Certified status.
Active License Requirements
There are a few steps to WCC Certification and a few approaches to getting officially certified. To qualify, you must possess an active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist or Assistant, Occupational Therapist or Assistant, Physician, or Physician Assistant.
Wound Care Education and Experience via the Experiential Pathway
If, in addition to having an unrestricted license, you have sufficient wound care experience, our online wound care certification course will prepare you for the WCC certification exam via the experiential pathway. The following criteria must be met:
- You must provide documentation of active involvement in the care of patients with wounds or be actively involved in management, education, or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least four years (full-time) within the past five years.
- You must have 60 CE hours in skin and wound care completed within the past five years.
Online Wound Care Education
The WoundEducators.com “LPN/LVN Wound Certification Course,” the “CNA-MA Wound Certification Course,” the “Sales and Marketing Wound Certification Course,” and the “RN Wound Certification Course,” which each provide 50 CE hours, will prepare you for the WCC certification via the experiential pathway.
If you require additional CE hours to meet the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy WCC requirement, WoundEducators.com will provide access to these additional hours free of charge!
Taking the WCC Certification Exam
After your wound care coursework is finished, you will be considered a viable candidate to take the WCC Certification exam. The sections of the Wound Care Certification test will be similar to the material covered in the WoundEducators.com course and include the following:
- Wound etiology and description.
- Treatment administration and management.
- Patient assessment, data collection, and wound analysis.
These three categories consist of roughly 60% of the total WCC exam weight. The other important exam topics will cover:
- Structures and functions of normal skin
- Identification and management of risk factors
- Processes of wound healing
- Legal issues, ethics, and policy
Additional Benefits Our Wound Courses Offer
Another benefit of choosing WoundEducators.com to help fulfill your WCC Certification requirements is course availability until you pass your exam. Once you complete your wound care education course, we grant you access to the material until you pass the WCC Certification exam. WoundEducators.com wants to make sure that you are confident and prepared to take your WCC Certification exam, so we go the extra mile!
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If you have any questions about the process or our wound care courses, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.