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Establishing a Hybrid Wound and Ostomy Continuing Education Program
Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Vivian K. Wong, San Jose State University
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Wound and ostomy nurses receive specialty training and certification to provide care in abdominal stomas, ostomies, wounds, fistulas, and pressure injuries. The eight existing nationwide programs in 2011 were inadequate to meet increasing patient population demands. We developed an innovative nondegree, postbaccalaureate continuing wound and ostomy education program using a hybrid design. The program integrated interactive online classes with intensive onsite classes and skills training. The program has been granted seven-year accreditation; student evaluations have been positive.


This is the Postprint of an article published in Nursing Education Perspectives, volume 39(3), May/June 2018. The Version of Record is available online at this link.

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Vivian K. Wong. "Establishing a Hybrid Wound and Ostomy Continuing Education Program" Nursing Education Perspectives Vol. 39 Iss. 3 (2018) p. 192 - 193
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