WOC Practitioners Association

Our Mission

Sacramento Valley

The SVWOCPA is an informal, unaffiliated, non-profit gathering of wound, ostomy and continence practitioners, both active and inactive, who meet bimonthly, to:

  • provide peer support in their professional and personal lives
  • provide education and information to each other
  • mentor new wound, ostomy and continence practitioners
  • educate the community in wound, ostomy and continence issues
  • strengthen the partnership between practitioners and the industry that supports their practice
  • inform Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Association (WOCN) members and others about local Pacific Coast Region (PCR) activities and opportunities for involvement.


This is accomplished by:

  • sharing experiences and expertise with each other
  • partnering with industry representatives, peers and the medical community to provide in-service at meetings
  • conducting educational programs in varying formats and to varying target audiences in the community
  • updates at the meetings by the PCR liaison.
  • providing scholarship opportunities to new WOC practitioners


Click HERE for information on the pathway to becoming a WOCN.