Wound Care Certification for Nurses

Nurses: Why Wound Certification is Right for You

The career possibilities for practicing nurses have never been greater or more exciting.  The potential to study and specialize in your own area of interest allows you to develop your skills in that area, improve your job satisfaction, and shape your own career.

The continuing increase in life expectancy and current rises in obesity levels have combined to create a greater challenge for wound care specialists than ever before.   Wound care is no longer the ‘Cinderella’ of the nursing world.  Indeed, recent advances in dressings and techniques make this area one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of nursing.  

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Becoming certified in wound care allows you to join a multitude of professionals at the heart of this revolution, and to use your expertise and skill to make a real difference to patients’ lives every day.

  • Improve the quality of wound care for your patients – Learn how to use evidence-based practices to determine the best way to treat your patient’s wounds. Apply the most advanced wound care knowledge for the benefit of your patients. 
  • Join a multidisciplinary network of wound specialists – Collaborate with physicians, therapists, nurses and others who share the common goal of advancing the practice of wound management.
  • Establish yourself as an expert in a fast-growing area – Becoming certified as a wound care specialist tells your patients, colleagues and employer that you have completed a demanding course of study, and have current and specialized expertise in the area.
  • Enjoy the benefits of broader career options – Experience a wider range of job opportunities in comparison to colleagues who have no specialization. Specialization will also allow you to command a higher salary.
  • Apply the principle of cost containment in your practice – Learn how to apply cost-effective strategies in wound management, saving precious resources and putting yourself in high demand by employers.
  • Protect yourself legally – Give yourself added protection against litigation by using standard-based and evidence-based practices.  Learn how to rationalize care and be able to ensure that care offered is based on the standards set by Medicare and other government bodies.

By becoming certified in wound care, you stand apart from your colleagues as a specialist with advanced skills in patient care, teaching, and leadership; skills which are invaluable to you, your patients, and your employer.  Specialize in wound care and leave the others behind.

Our Courses Lead to Certification for Nurses 

Interested in learning more about wound care and certification? Browse through our wound care certification courses for information on our comprehensive range of education options to suit healthcare professionals across the full spectrum of qualifications and experience. 


  1. I would like to know how to take the exam. I’ve completed the 50hrs. Been an LPN for 23yrs , have worked in the hospital for 10yrs and 13 yrs Nursing Home. Have been on the home page and cant find of where to take the exam.
    Margaret Krochmal

    1. The “best practices” path to certification will be for an individual to first complete the wound certification course in order to obtain the knowledge and “fine Points” of advanced wound management.

      The next step would be to sit for a national wound certification exam through a certification organization such as the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) http://www.abwmcertified.org. Note that many prefer the American Board of Wound Management since their certifications are good for ten years, which eliminates the need to go through a cumbersome retesting exam process prematurely.

      Good luck with your preparation for the exam!

    2. We see the majority of LPN’s pursuing the CWCA certification through the American Board of Wound Management http://www.abwmcertified.org
      The CWCA is a fully accredited certification and clinicians tell us that the like the fact that it is good for ten years.

    1. Nurse Practitioners can attain a high level of certification by successfully completing the WoundEducators.com BSN-NP wound certification course and then pursuing the CWS certification through the American Board of Wound Management or the CWCN certification through the WOCN.

  2. I’m a NP with 16yrs of nursing experience but the last 4 years has been in psych. I have past wound care experience and its always been a passion of mine. Now I’m ready to pursue my dream and become certified. What avenue should I take to become certified as a wound care NP.

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