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President's Message

Jane Nichols

Jane S. Nichols, MSN, CWON

Fall is here and students are back in school.  I know many of our members are involved in education either as a student or as a preceptor.  Precepting is such an important aspect of WOC nursing.  It is our way of preparing future practitioners. To be a successful preceptor one must not only be knowledgeable but committed to the practice of WOC nursing.

Ken Blanchard, the author of The One Minute Manager , has said, “There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses - only results.”    In our current health care environment we must be results oriented.  The people we precept can tell when we are truly committed.

The other aspect of being a preceptor is to instill a passion for our profession.  I am sure we all can think of that one person who made us really want to be a WOC nurse.    Our work is not only technical skills but clinical judgement and compassion.  That compassion is what spurs us on to be the best we can be.

We should heed the words of Steve Jobs,” Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  If you love what you do it will show in your practice and your patients will know it,

We need good preceptors to prepare future WOC nurses.  Please read the newsletter to find out how you can add your name to our list of preceptors.

Also, mark your calendars for April 29 and 30, 2016 for our conference in Fort Lauderdale…”Oceans of Options.”

New Board Members

Elections were held at the Annual Members Meeting held in Cocoa Beach on March 7, 2015.

Welcome to our new Board members:

Secretary: Katherine Dere
Treasurer: Anne Dammers
Director of Awards: Caerie Blakcom
Nominations Chairperson: Nancy Scott
Nominations Committee:  Patti Haberer
Carolyn Hewitt
Newsletter Editor: Heather Phister

Thanks to outgoing Board members:

Secretary: Jacqueline Wiseman  
Newsletter Editor: Linda Ravenhorst
Director of Awards: Shirl Nix Rogers
Nominations Committee members: Lori Wallace
Christine Bennett

The FAET Board meets twice a year, the Fall and also at the annual conference in the Spring. If you have any questions or concerns please contact a Board member.  Emails for each board member are listed on the officers page of our Website.


2016 Conference
The 2016 FAET Conference will be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 29-30, 2016.  The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel has been reserved for us.
Amparo Cano is the conference chairperson. Information will be posted on our Conference Page as it becomes available.
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Job Openings
  • RN / WOCN
    Miami, FL

  • RN/Inpatient Wound Care Program Coordinator
    Tallahassee, FL

  • RN / WOCN
    Orlando, FL

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The 2015 SUMMER edition of FAET CONNECTIONS is available on the News Page

The 2015 scholarships were awarded to Stephanie Barrett, RN, BSN, Brandee Heath, RN, BSN, CWOCN, and Julie Simpson, RN, BSN at the 36th annual (FAET) conference which was held on March 6 & 7 in Cocoa Beach, FL. read more,,, Congratulations 2014 Scholarship Winners

ANA CAUTI Prevention tool

Go to the Clinical page for more information.

WOCN® Society Magnet Program

Magnet Recognition and the Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Fact Sheet.
download the Fact Sheet

WOCN® Society Five Star Products

The WOCN Society Five Star Products are endorsed by our membership as the "go-to products" in wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) patient care.
more info on the Clinical page.

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Congratulations 2015 Milestone Honorees!

The FAET Milestone Award honors members for every five years of certification in the WOC Specialty.  Certification is one of the major opportunities for a WOC Clinician to validate their knowledge, skills, and expertise in the field.  Certified WOC Clinicians help to distinguish their healthcare facility as centers for excellence in Wound, Ostomy, Continence, and/or Foot Care.  Thank you Milestone members for your commitment to advancing our Specialty!  The following members were recognized during the FAET Conference March 6-7, 2015. 

5 Years
  Cathy Wogamon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWCN
10 Years
  Suzanne Lumpkin, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Ellie Hofer, DNP, ARNP-C, CWOCN
15 Years
  Karen Heavner, ARNP, CWON
20 Years
  Amparo Cano, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Kathryn Dere, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Kathleen Kenney, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Linda Ravenhorst, BSN, MBA, RN, CWON
Nancy Scott, RN, BSN, CWOCN

The FAET is a non-profit organized group with a primary purpose to provide education and disseminate information in respect to the care and rehabilitation of individuals with stomas, wounds, incontinence, and related skin care problems. This web site includes educational opportunities, sharing practice tidbits, member accomplishments and up coming events.