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Happy New Year 2022

All of us at SER of the WOCN®Society wish you Peace, Joy, Good Health and Prosperity in the New Year ahead!



top: Amy Armstrong, Jennifer Anderson, Cyncere Neal, Deborah Nelson
center: Glenda Brunette
bottom: Angela Dye, Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, Nancy Scott, Steph Garcia


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Happy New Year!

What a 2021 we had! We planned and executed an in-person conference which was extremely well received. It was so good to actually “see” our colleagues and vendor partners. Along those lines, we are planning our 2022 conference to be held in September in Birmingham, Alabama. Jennifer Anderson, Director of Conference Planning along with Misty Edwards, 2022 conference chairperson, and the Alabama planning group are busy at work and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there.

I’d like to thank the 2021 and incoming 2022 board members, and all the volunteers who helped plan our last conference as well as the team planning the next one. I’d encourage you all to look for ways to give back through volunteerism – your region could use a few good nurses.

I'd also like to thank Bernie Haberer, our long-time webmaster/business manager as well as his wife (and prior SER of the WOCN President) Patti Haberer for their assistance. Words aren’t adequate to express my thanks.

I’d also like to recognize David DiPuma, our event planner, for helping us navigate some interesting hurdles this past year.  

Like 2020 and 2021, the new year also holds challenges. COVID-19 continues to be an issue, but we;ve adapted and continue to provide care to our patients – without them, there is no us… Continue to focus on the positives and look for opportunities to express gratitude. Sometimes, the smallest things bring great joy. A smile, a kind word, an elbow bump can make someone's day. Don't forget the power of your words – put them to good use and brighten the day for another person. You may be surprised how good it makes you feel too – what a bonus!

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022.

Sincerely,

Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON
SER of the WOCN® Society
President, SER of the WOCN® Society.


Thanks to our 2021
Conference Sponsors

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DIAMOND $10,000+

Hollister

Trio Healthcare

Medela


GOLD $6,000 - $9,999

3M Healthcare

Coloplast

ConvaTec


 

State News Updates
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Tennessee updated 01/15/22

Florida updated 12/22/2021

Alabama updated 11/09/2021

South Carolina updated 08/20/2021

North Carolina updated 07/26/2021

Georgia updated 07/01/2021

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Congratulations!

2021 Election Results

Rookie of the Year

  • 2020: Hannah Cleveland
  • 2021: Michelle Gehring

Nurse of the Year

  • 2020: Nancy Scott
  • 2021: Cynthia Timms

2021 Florida State Recognition: Kathryn Dere

Congratulations!
Scholarships

• 2020 Conference Scholarships awarded for 2021

• 2020 Dorothy Doughty Education Scholarships

  • WOCN-EP Scholarships
  • Advanced Practice Scholarships
2021 Scholarships

• 2021 Dorothy Doughty Education Scholarships

  • WOCN-EP Scholarships
  • Advanced Practice Scholarships

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Our Mission:

Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.