National WOCN Scholarships

The WOCN Society Board of Directors recently voted to approve changes to the WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program application.

Key changes were made to the financial information section in order to address income disparities across the country, and also to put less scoring emphasis on financial need. New questions were also added to identify those applicants who will continue to contribute to the Society’s mission, vision, and goals.

These changes will take place effective January 8, 2018. To learn more, read this blog written by Chair of the Scholarship Task Force, Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN.


The WOCN Society Foundation offers two varieties of educational scholarships. Each designed to fit your specific professional needs.

WOCN Accredited Educational Scholarship

The WOCN Scholarship Committee is proud to offer scholarship awards for those nurses wishing to attend one of our Accredited Educational Programs. Scholarship applicants must be accepted into a WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Program. Scholarship applications are accepted twice yearly and must reach the WOCN Society National Office by the deadline dates of May 1st or November 1st. Applications may be submitted before program begins, during program or by the first application deadline immediately following graduation.

WOCN Society Advanced Education Scholarship Program

The WOCN Scholarship Committee is committed to furthering the role of professionalism within WOC nursing by assisting individuals to obtain a higher degree and helping in personal and academic achievement. Sponsors of the WOCN Society Advanced Education Program have generously contributed funds through the WOCN Foundation to provide a scholarship award program which offers financial aid to offset the costs of a Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctoral Degree or NP Certificate. Scholarship applicants must hold a current certification from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) to apply.

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