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Skin, Wound, & Ostomy Care Certification

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 Course is open to all licensed LVN’s, LPN’s, or RN’s


College of Long Term Care

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The College of Long Term Care is an open, clinical, educational body designed to advance evidence-based care to improve patient health care delivery in longterm care facilities. The College is dedicated to increasing awareness to the public and to advancing educated government policy decisions affecting the health care delivery system.


As an all-inclusive educational body, the college welcomes owners, physicians, senior management, and nursing staff to participate in increasing awareness and advancing a positive public message for skilled nursing facilities. The College is also committed to advancing medical education to professionals at all levels of the health care delivery system.

Call (866) 771-2107 or email for more details

SWOC Course FAQs

Student Participation is a must!


This three-day 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. 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. Upon completion of 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider

#CEP 15960 for 22 hours.



The Skin Wound Ostomy Certification (S.W.O.C.) is an exciting and fun educational program with Long Term Care. It is specifically designed for all clinical and non-clinical nurses from hospitals, wound clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. Unfortunately, CNAs, PAs, NPs, MDs, and DOs are unable to attend.


The course focuses on increasing skin/wound/ostomy understanding in biology, assessment, prevention, risk identification, management/treatment choices, as well as documentation to comply with state, federal, and risk documentation guidelines. There is no requirement for a certain number of hours of wound care or treatment experience to join the course. Licensed nurses may register for the course or separately take the examination for certification.

Course Daily Schedule:

Day 1

  • Check in   7:00am

  • Lectures  8:30am - 6:00pm

Day 2

  • Check in   7:00am

  • Lectures  8:30am - 6:00pm

Day 3

  • Check in  7:00am

  • Lectures  8:30am - 4:00pm

  • Exam         5:00pm - 7:00pm


The cost of the course is all-inclusive of books, fees, examinations, and course lectures. Licensed nurses may register for the course or separately take the examination for certification. 

Cost Structure

$1499 - SWOC Course

$849 - Groups of 3 or more

$749 - Early Bird

$649 - Recertification

$249 - Exam Only

Course Details

  • *Includes a multi-day course with lectures, intensive review, Skin Wound Ostomy Certification Exam, and SWOC Diploma and Designation.

  • **Early Registration price does not apply to re-certifications or groups

  • . *** Examinee must meet all pre-requisites to register.

Bonus Items

Book: Mastery of Wound, Ostomy, and Skin Care by

Dr. Bardia Anvar M.D.,

22 Contact Hours by the California Board of Nursing

(for California Nurses Only). 

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