Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) Receives Accreditation of its Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN®) Credential From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, (September 6, 2023) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) has been granted accreditation for the Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN®) credential certification program.

Founded in 1978, WOCNCB® is a not-for-profit professional, international nursing organization certifying over 10,000 registered nurses who are specialists in the fields of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care. WOCNCB® has board-certified nurses in Canada, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

“WOCNCB® is very excited about the accreditation of the CFCN® by ABSNC. This confirms WOCNCB® is The Gold Standard for Certification®. This accreditation demonstrates that the Certified Foot Care Nurse certification program meets the high standards of ABSNC and that certified nurses possess advanced specialty knowledge and skills that empower them to provide the highest quality of care and promote optimal health outcomes. Our certified nurses are committed to continued professional growth and providing a higher level of specialized nursing care. ABSNC accreditation validates their hard-earned credentials.” – Cindy Lemek, CAE, ICE-CCP, Executive Director WOCNCB®

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceed legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, ICE-CCP, Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.  ABSNC currently accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit www.absnc.org or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (flembesis@ahint.com, 856-439-9080).