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President's Message

Jane S. Nichols, MSN, WOCN

Our ranks have grown tremendously and attendance at the 2014 FAET Conference in Gainesville showed it.  A record number of 130 attendees had the Mardi Gras experience with excellent accommodations, food and friendship.

Many thanks to Shirl Rogers and her committee for unmasking each topic with expert speakers in our wound, ostomy, continence specialty.

At this conference we also elected new board members.  Congratulations to Ellie Hofer, our new Vice President and Doug Rye, our new Director of Membership.

At the Board of Directors meeting on Friday, February 28 the board appointed Linda Ravenhorst as the new editor of the newsletter, FAET Connections.  Brandee Heath was named Chairperson for the FAET Connections reporters.  Maria Soto will take charge of the Continuing Education functions for contact hours and Nancy Scott will coordinate special projects.

As the incoming President I will strive to continue the excellent presence of FAET in our state through our annual conference and scholarship programs. 

Plans for next years’ conference in Cocoa Beach are underway.  Jackie Wisemen and her committee have reviewed topic suggestions from this years’ meeting and are planning a comprehensive educational conference with time to enjoy the Atlantic shore.

Enjoy your summer….remember the sunscreen!


2014 Award Recognition members

5 Years
  Katie Granger and Anne Marie Thompson
10 Years
  Lorie Wallace, Tabassum Merchant, Shirl Nix Rogers, Molly Holt
15 Years
  Janna Rochette and Jacqueline Wiseman
20 Years
  Shawna Philbin
25 Years
  Patti Haberer and Katherine Myatt
35 Years
  Carolyn Hewett

Get Involved !

Want to become more involved and support FAET?

Please consider running for a position on the Board of Directors in the upcoming elections.


  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Chair, Nomination Committee
  • Director, Awards

View the Elections Page for more information



2015 FAET Conference

Save the date: March 6 & 7, 2015
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

"Ride the Waves of Change"

More information...

The 2014 scholarships were awarded to Sharon George, RN, BSN, Maria Lourdes Madarang, RN, MSN, and Terese McVey, RN, BSN at the annual (FAET) conference which was held on February 28 - March 1, 2014 in Gainesville, FL. read more,,, Congratulations 2014 Scholarship Winners

FAET CONNECTIONS Connections Image

The latest edition of FAET CONNECTIONS is available on the News Page

Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) Change Package

The 2014 Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) Change Package is now available!
Go to the Clinical page for more information.

2014 FAET Conference

View the album with pictures from the conference!

Conference information and handouts:
2014 conference page.

2013 FAET Conference Banner

WOCN® Society Magnet Program

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

CE Programs
  • Be prepared to care for bariatric surgery patients
  • Free Clinical Education - Medline University
  • Tips for Abstract Writing and Poster Design...

New items posted 4/1/14 !
Go to the Clinical page for more information


Mary Lou Boyer, BSEd, RN, CWOCN

The prestigious award for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Excellence was granted by

Argelia Welber, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CMSRN

The distinguished award of 2013 Service Award from the Broward County Chapter of the

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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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.