WOC-EP Program: Admission Requirements


Computer Requirements

Requirements for the WOC-EP Program

  • Computer – either a PC or a MAC
  • Internet Connection
  • Windows Media Player
  • Quick Time
  • Java

Application Checklist

  • Application Form.
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee, payable to Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP.
  • Copy of current RN license.
  • Two references.
  • Statement of computer competence.
  • Statement of professional goals.
  • Requirements for Admission

  • Official transcripts directly from an accredited institution. The transcript must show that you were granted, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree. Any graduate level work completed to date should also be indicated in Nursing.
  • Must be fluent in English or French both orally and in writing;
  • Evidence of successful academic achievement in the completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing or related field (official transcript)
    • Please note– Applicants who completed their Baccalaureate Degree outside of Canada or the United States must submit a formal credential evaluation completed by a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluation Service;
  • Evidence of two years of relevant experience;
  • Overall good health and physical capability to perform the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing role;
  • Current RN licensure in the province where the clinical preceptorship is to be done;
  • Evidence of full time (around 2 years employment) or 3,900 hours (in 2 years) as a clinical nurse
  • What is your vision of advanced nursing practice in the 21st century?
  • Why have you chosen Specialized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and what factors influenced this choice?
  • How has your nursing career prepared you for Specialized Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing and what
    factors influenced this choice?
  • What are your professional and educational goals? How do you expect
    this NSWOC program will help you to achieve them?

  • Current resume/professional history.
  • * Must be proficient in English or French both written and oral

    * Evidence of relevant experience over the immediate past 3 years

    Application Instructions

  • Applications for the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP are accepted throughout the year. Deadlines for complete applications are April 30 for Fall enrolment and August 31st for winter enrolment. Submit all application materials, together with the $50 non-refundable application fee, to:
  • Suzanne Sarda
  • Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Administrative Assistant
  • 1873 Chaine Court
  • Ottawa, ON, K1C 2W6
  • Office: (613) 834-1262 or toll free at 1-877-614-1262
  • Email:admin@caetacademy.ca
  • Student copies of transcripts will not be accepted. Transcripts should be sent directly from the educational institution to the Administrative Assistant (address above)
    • Official transcripts indicating a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university.
    • If your baccalaureate degree is in another field, official transcripts indicating your BS/BA degree plus official transcripts from your nursing diploma.
    • Resume/Professional History

      • The information requested is wide-ranging in order to make the best possible match between your expectations, learning and experience, and the capacities and goals of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP. Your resume should include the following: Insure that your name appears at the top of each page.
        • Formal educational achievements (most recent listed first), including any credentials (degrees, certificates, diplomas, etc.) awarded;
        • Other training/educational experiences (for example, courses, workshops, etc.) that relate to Specialized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing;
        • Informal/non-formal activities or life experiences that relate to your career and educational goals;
        • Professional employment history (most recent listed first), with enough detail to adequately describe the experiences and your level of responsibility including total full-time years as a Registered Nurse;
        • Publications, professional presentations, and research activities;
        • Membership and leadership involvement in professional organizations and governance activities (for example, participation in work committees);
        • Grants, scholarships and awards you have received; and
        • Your volunteer, important hobby and community activities.

      Entrance to the program is competitive. Please follow the application procedures carefully, and complete and submit all materials for application by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted.