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Why You Should Consider Wicks Educational Associates, Inc.

  • Wicks Educational Associates, Inc. faculty believes that the learning experience must be individualized, responsive to the students learning needs and the course must be stimulating, foster creativity and promote self-actualization.
  • Wicks Educational Associates Nursing Education Programs has been accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) since 1991.
  • WEA has teaching staff with over 50 years of teaching excellence in the specialty.
  • WEA offers a unique approach to education with the flexibility to meet the individual learning needs of the nurse.
  • Availability and accessibility of professional staff to mentor the student and support the learning experience.
  • An experienced and well trained support staff available to assist with administrative and clinical preceptor issues.
  • All our nursing education programs are fully accredited by WOCN®.

Benefits of becoming a board certified WOC or WCS Nurse

  • WOCN certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for Nursing Certification.
  • Advanced knowledge in a nursing specialty.
  • Upon completion of the program the learner will advance their knowledge, clinical skills and demonstrate effective communication, leadership skills and critical thinking to support advanced decision making.
  • Improved patient care and clinical outcomes.
  • Ability to manage complex problems related to wounds, abdominal stomas and incontinence.
  • Cost effective and cost efficient nursing care.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A BSN or Bachelor’s Degree in another discipline.
  • One year practicing as a Registered Nurse.
  • One year of clinical nursing experience following licensure within the past five years.


  • The WOC Nursing Education Program has been accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) since 1991. Our current accreditation expires on December 31, 2016, and WOCN has denied our re-accreditation. We are in the process of appealing this decision with WOCN. During this time, our accreditation remains current. Students can still enroll in our courses.


Julie Phelps-Maloy
Program Co-Director, MS, ARNP, CWOCN

As a CWOCN, Julie has a background in many of the different practice areas including participating in starting both an more....


  • I highly recommend the Wicks WOC Program. I completed the Home Study Program.   The study guides closely followed the textbooks and were easily understood. more...