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Welcome Members & Friends

Welcome Members & Friends


top: Martha Davidson, Sharon McCarthy, Angela Graham, Cyncere Neal
center: Glenda Brunette
bottom: Angela Dye, Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, Nancy Scott, Amy Armstrong

Board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 22, 2021

This meeting kicked off our 2021 activities.  Items discussed include the 2021 Conference, Awards, Elections and Scholarships.   Watch for information coming soon in early February.

Message from Glenda Brunette, President

2020 brought a great deal of upheaval & uncertainty. It was painful on a global scale but I hope we emerge better prepared for future challenges. As nurses do, we have proven ourselves quietly, reliably, resilient in providing care on the front lines.

There have been positives that shouldn’t be overlooked. Healthcare has been delivered via telehealth where feasible to provide care while minimizing risk. Along similar lines, education has been provided via on-line platforms in an efficient but more distant, less connected manner. While necessary during the time of COVID-19, many have noted the lack of personal interaction, networking and vendor contact we enjoyed previously.

As we enter 2021, I wish you all better times ahead. In the midst of caring for others, remember to also take care of yourself. We plan to provide an in-person conference this August in Orlando, Florida. We hope to see you there.

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

Recent State Updates

North Carolina updated 02/23/2021

Alabama updated 02/19/2021

Georgia updated 02/19/2021

Florida updated 12/14/2020

South Carolina updated 09/04/2020

Tennessee updated 01/28/2020

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Upcoming Local Events

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Florida FAET Conference   May 14-15, 2021

Veterans Care Study

Participants sought to take part in a study titled "Home care and palliative/hospice nurses' experiences caring for veteran patients in rural settings"

See Invitation for more information and Contact

Upcoming WOCN National Events

Election for WOCN® officers is now open

Check your email for instrucitons and your Voter number. If you did not receive your Voter number, contact the WOCN Society at:

Voting closes Monday, March 15,2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Thank You from OstoGroup

OstoGroup LogoOsto Group is so thankful for your recent cash donation to our nonprofit organization. The financial gifts and support of people like you means so much to us. Osto Group extends help to those who have no insurance and therefore cannot afford their supplies. Without an affordable resource to obtain monthly supplies many would have to pay full price, which could result in ostomates choosing between ostomy supplies or other life's necessities. It is a unique dilemma we know you understand. We have heard stories of duct tape and baggies - no kidding - but now uninsured ostomates have a reliable place to order month after month thanks to our financial supporters. Please understand that we do not receive outside funding. Therefore, your participation today is very welcomed. Perhaps in the future, if you decide you would like to continue to support our work please do so. It would be most appreciated. On behalf of the staff and volunteers of Osto Group we want to extend our sincere gratitude for generosity.

With grateful hearts, 
Marian Grace, Director of Finance

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year. Read more in our October 2020 newsletter

Thank You from FOW


The Friends of Ostomates Worlawide - USA (FOW-USA) gratefully acknowledges receipt of your donation made on 9/28/2020.

Your generous contribution will enable us to continue helping ostomates around the world. The funds will be used to ship donated ostomy supplies and literature to those ostomates in other countries who do not have adequate products to care for their ostomy and to help pay for the lease of our sorting and packing facility in Louisville. You can see where we are shipping donated ostomy products and learn more about FOW-USA by visiting our website at

Thank you for your support.
Carol Heideman FOW-USA National Board Member,

Read our Fall newsletter (SER is mentioned on page 4)

Thank You from Worldwide Fistula Fund

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We are deeply grateful for your gift. Such generosity allows us to help women struggling with, as weii as those at risk ordeveloping, obstetric fistulas and other childbirth injuries. These women have pushed through tremendous obstacles with a will to survive that inspires ·us all. So often they face abandonment by their families, and being shunned by their communities, if not forgotten altogeth􀀬r by the wider world. They have come to WFF seeking care, safety and encouragement; they come to us seeking no less than a new life, and your gift enables WFF to say "Yes" to these brave women!

Friends, thank you for your gift to Worldwide Fistula Fund. Your donation enables survivors to shed stigma and shame for love and respect.

With Gratitude, 
Soja Orlowsk, Executive Director

Thank You from Youth Rally

Youth Rally Logo On behalf of the Youth Rally Board of Directors, I thank you for your generous gift on 9/28/2020 for the Youth Rally. This year was truly a different year and your donation helped us meet it head on.

Our campers (and volunteer team of counselors) live with a variety of congenital birth defects, chronic illness, or physical trauma that has caused disruption to their bowel and/or bladder systems. To our Youth Rally participants, their care providers, and their network of loved ones, your gift is more than monetary -it represents hope. For them, the Youth Rally provides an environment of learning and growth where these children, of varying physical abilities, gain independence and confidence while having FUN with others who are just like them! As we went virtual this year, we were able to help them connect with others like them over the zoom calls. Despite not being in person, they were able to ask questions and share trials and triumphs with others going through similar issues.
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Mary Beth Akers

Click on the above organization's logos to visit their respective websites for more information on how you can help their causes.

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.