National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy®  

Kokomo,  IN 
United States
https://www.nawccb.org
  • Booth: V308


Welcome! Stop by the NAWCO Booth V308 and say hello.

At NAWCO® we believe it is the Certificant that makes the Credential.

  • Having certified over 23,000 credentialed clinicians it is easy to see why The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is the National Leader in wound care and ostomy credentialing.
  • NAWCO® has been certifying healthcare professionals since 2002 and today, the certificants of NAWCO make up the largest group of board certified wound care and ostomy professionals in the United States.
  • WCC® board certification is nationally recognized by the Veterans Administration as an accepted credential and is on the Magnet-recognized list of national certifications included in the Demographic Data Collection Tool™ (DDCT).


NAWCO offers the following professional certifications:

  1. Wound Care Certified, WCC® - Assures the patient that their wound clinician has the demonstrated competency to provide the proper care for their wound(s).
  2. Ostomy Management Specialist®, OMS - Assures the patient that their care provider is qualified to deliver the proper care, education, and management of their ostomy/incontinent diversion.
  3. Diabetic Wound Certified, DWC® - Assures the patient that you are qualified to deliver the proper care, education, and management of their diabetic wounds.  
  4. Lymphedema Lower Extremity, LLE® - The LLE plays an important role as a direct care provider, educator and resource for optimum patient outcomes in lymphedema and edema management associated with wounds.
  5. Nutrition Wound Care Certified, NWCC™ - Empowers you to help patients understand how critical proper nutrition and personalized nutritional care plans affect their wound healing.

Our eligibility requirements are straightforward. NAWCO believes board certification should be available to all qualified candidates. The WCC credential is valid for five (5) years and does not demand expensive annual fees to maintain your status.


For more information, please visit our website at www.nawccb.org.

Please stop by our booth to learn more on how you can achieve your NAWCO board certified credential.

Brands: NAWCO® is the credentialing body of the WCC®, DWC®, OMS, LLE®, and NWCCTM credentials.


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  • The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® receives elite accreditation for the leading wound care credential in the United States.

    SOMONAUK, IL, May 15, 2019 — The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO®) is proud to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the Wound Care Certified (WCC) Credential for five years, expiring in May 2024. The accreditation demonstrates that the program meets NCCA’s rigorous Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, designed to ensure high quality in the certification industry.

    According to Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CHCRM, WCC, DWC, OMS. Executive Director of NAWCO, “We’re excited that NCCA has conferred this prestigious designation upon our multidisciplinary wound care certification. Accreditation reflects our program’s adherence to the stringent expectations set by NCCA, which include not only the highest level of professional excellence but also ethical practices.” NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs that meet and exceed modern standards of practice in the certification industry. Click here to purchase a copy of the NCCA Standards.


    About NAWCO 
    NAWCO is a non-profit credentialing board dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care and ostomy management. NAWCO is the largest credentialing organization in the field of wound care and ostomy management for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Physician Assistants, and Physicians. For more information about NAWCO certifications, visit www.nawccb.org.


    Contact Information:
    Cindy Broadus
    Executive Director
    National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy
    Toll-free: 1-877-922-6292 Fax: 1-800-352-8339


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    NATIONAL LEADER IN WOUND CARE CREDENTIALING...

  • The credentialing body of the WCC®, AWCC®, DWC®, OMS, LLE® and NWCC™ credentials, the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is the National Leader in wound care and ostomy credentialing. The mission of NAWCO® is to develop and administer a certification process of the highest standard to measure knowledge mastery of wound care and ostomy management.

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