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President's Message

Jane Nichols

Jane S. Nichols, MSN, CWON

The waves were high in Cocoa Beach for our annual meeting “Ride the Waves of Change.”
Congratulations to Jacqueline Wiseman and her conference committee on presenting a comprehensive educational program.   The evaluations were very positive and our attendance peaked at just over 100. 

New Board members were elected at our annual membership meeting.  We also were happy to present three nurses with scholarship awards to assist with their educational endeavors.  Education is the goal of FAET and through our membership dues and the income from our conferences we are able to provide these scholarships.

Our membership also unanimously voted to make a donation of $425.00 to the 2015 Youth Rally to fund one student’s registration at the Rally.  Many thanks to all of our members for supporting this worthwhile effort.

As our cyberspace increases we are all concerned with confidentiality of our personal information.  FAET has been asked for our membership list with contact information.    As President I have never released this information.  It has become such an issue that I felt it necessary to add it to the agenda of our annual membership meeting.   A discussion was held and a motion was made and seconded that FAET will not disclose its membership list with contact information.   A majority of the membership voted to pass this motion.  Thank you to all for your discussion. 

Summer is almost here, although our Florida temperatures make it feel like it has arrived already.

Drive safely as you relax with your families on vacations.

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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RN/Inpatient Wound Care Program Coordinator
Tallahassee, 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.