Wound care is one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry. Chronic wounds still affect about 6.5 million people in the U.S. and the numbers continue to climb each year. Healiant has found a critical issue affecting this problem is the lack of healthcare professionals who are skilled in Wound Care practices. By pursuing your education in wound care you will be able to help fight the war on wounds, improve patient outcomes, and bolster your career options and earning potential. Research shows that average salaries are increased for clinicians with Wound Care specializations and certifications.
The courses are for every healthcare professional that wants to enhance their wound care knowledge and skills, improve patient outcomes, and advance their career potential by specializing in wound care.
Those seeking certifications must meet the eligibility requirements established by the respective certification board(s).Criteria varies but usually requires holding an eligible license.
The exams to become WCC® or AWCC® certified are administered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®). Visit NAWCO’s website (https://www.nawccb.org/) for information about the WCC® and AWCC® most current eligibility requirements, application process, and more.
Yes. Healiant’s skin and wound management education courses meet NAWCO® certification committee criteria. The courses are one of the options to fulfill the education requirement to be eligible through NAWCO® for the WCC® and/or AWCC®.
Because Heallant’s coursework is all online, learning takes place at your own pace, at the time and place of your convenience. This allows the courses to be completed in a matter of days, weeks, or months depending on your schedule and needs.
Courses are available on-demand 24/7 for 12 months or until you pass the exam and no longer need access.
Wound Care Concepts™ provides 24 CEs/CMEs to eligible clinicians. Advanced Wound Care Concepts™ provides 22.25 CEs/CMEs to eligible clinicians.
Eligible clinicians can fulfill the education requirement by taking Healiant’s Skin and Wound Care Management Course, Advanced Wound Care Concepts™. This will fulfill the NAWCO® eligibility requirement without having to take the exam or complete 60 hours of continuing education. You can learn more on the NAWCO® website about recertification. Once you complete the training you will be able to work directly with the NAWCO® to reinstate your WCC®. Healiant will help facilitate that process.
Click here to learn more about how Healiant can help support your WCC® recertification journey and to take advantage of our easy, affordable all-inclusive package.