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THE SWOC CERTIFICATION EXAM Has a 95% passing rate!

Next Course Dates

  • Oakland, CA: May 31- June 2, 2017 at the California State University East Bay The Oakland Center
  • Orange County, CA: August 23-25, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center
  • New Orleans, LA: October 11-13, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center

Student Participation is a must!

Student Participation is a must!

About the Course

The Skin Wound Ostomy Certification (S.W.O.C.) is an exciting and fun educational program with certification exam, specifically designed for all clinical and non-clinical nurses, granted by the Skilled Wound Care Program via the College of Long Term Care. The focus of the course is on everyday clinical wound care issues. The goal of the SWOC course is to give nurses a broader and greater understanding of skin, wound, and ostomy issues, which occur in patients with chronic conditions. There is no requirement for a certain number of hours of wound care or treatment experience to join the course, but the course is appropriate for nurses working at hospitals, wound clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. The course focuses on increasing skin/wound/ostomy understanding in biology, assessment, prevention, risk identification, management/treatment choice, and documentation to comply with state, federal, and risk documentation. The goal is to improve health care delivery for patients and improve outcomes overall. Licensed nurses may register for the course or separately take the examination for certification. The cost of the course is all inclusive of books, fees, examination, and course lectures.

The course is an intensive and interactive experience, given by Dr. Bardia Anvar M.D., Henry Okonkwo Surgical PA  and other SWOC Course Staff of the Skilled Wound Care Program. This is a 3 day course. Knowledge, expertise, and experience are delivered, along with evidence based data on patient management. The College of Long Term Care is the educational body, which partners with the SWOC Course to ensure appropriate standards are met. After this course participants will be designated with the SWOC Certification in Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Care. Participants will be better equipped to manage skin disorders, assess/treat wounds, prevent skin breakdown, identify/treat/assess ostomy and gastrostomy problems.

A Fun and Exciting Wound Certification Course

A Fun and Exciting Wound Certification Course

Disclaimer: Certification is not licensure. The SWOC Course does not grant nursing licenses. The College of Long Term Care is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

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Cost Structure

$1500 - Individual Regular Pricing
$749 - Early Registration Pricing
$549- Group (3 or more)

Re Certification Pricing:
$500- Course & Exam
$200- Exam Only

Pricing includes multi-day course with lectures, intensive review, Skin Wound Ostomy Certification Exam, and SWOC Diploma and Designation.

Bonus Items- Book: Mastery of Wound, Ostomy, and Skin Care by Dr. Bardia Anvar M.D., 14 Contact Hours by the California Board of Nursing (for California Nurses Only), or 14 Contact Hours by the ANCC for all nurses.

Course Times:

Day 1- Registration/Check-In from 7:00 to 8:00am, Course goes from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2- 8:00am to 5:00pm

Day 3 - 8:00am to 3:30pm, Exam from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Please call Nicole at (866) 771-2107 or email her at for more details and any questions.