The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) Receives Reaccreditation From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, (January, 11, 2021) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce that the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) has been granted reaccreditation for CWOCN®, CWCN®, COCN®, CCCN® and CWON® credentials.

Founded in 1978, WOCNCB® is a not-for-profit professional, international nursing organization certifying registered nurses who are specialists in the field of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care. Over 9,600 nurses currently hold CWOCN®, CWCN®, COCN®, CCCN® or CWON® credentials.

“WOCNCB® is very pleased to receive reaccreditation from ABSNC. This confirms that WOCNCB® is “The Gold Standard for Certification®”. WOCNCB® certified nurses are dedicated to continued professional growth and providing a higher level of specialized nursing care, and ABSNC reaccreditation validates their hard earned credentials.” – Cindy Lemek, CAE, 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, 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 or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (, 856-439- 9080).