WOC-EP Program: Admission Requirements


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.

Please provide the following information electronically in Pdf format (only Pdf files will be accepted, with the exception of official transcripts mailed directly from Universities and two references):

Important – You must type your name on each document you are submitting

  • Statement of proficiency in English or French both written and oral. Students who are not proficient in English or French should not take this program. No accommodations will be made for those who are not proficient in English or French.
  • Statement of proficiency in computer knowledge. Students who are not proficient with computers should not take this program. Expectations which should be included in the statement of proficiency include: being able to send emails with attachments, download attachments sent by email, complete online searches, download online articles, use of software on a daily basis.
  • Evidence of successful academic achievement in the completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing or related field. Only official transcripts mailed to the WOC-Institute directly from an accredited institution will be accepted. 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. Copies will not be accepted.

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.


Please have transcripts mailed to:

Suzanne Sarda
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute
Administrative Assistant
1873 Chaine Court
Ottawa, ON, K1C 2W6


  • Evidence of two years of nursing experience over the past three years (3900 hours over the past three years).
  • Proof of Current RN licensure in the province where the clinical preceptorship is to be completed.
  • Two references. References should be from previous educators, managers or others who are in a position to attest to the applicants academic potential and overall clinical proficiency. References should be completed online by the references on the following link: http://caetacademy.ca/reference/
  • Current Resume. 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
  • 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.


  • Completion of the following professional practice questions (max 250 words per question).
  1. What is your vision of advanced nursing practice in the 21st century?
  2. Why have you chosen Specialized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and what factors influenced this choice?
  3. How has your nursing career prepared you for Specialized Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing and what
    factors influenced this choice?
  4. What are your professional and educational goals? How do you expect
    this NSWOC program will help you to achieve them?

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

Application Checklist

  • Application Form including physical performance checklist.
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee, payable to Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP.
  • Statement of proficiency in English or French both written and oral.
  • Official transcript demonstrating successful academic achievement in the completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing or related field.
  • Evidence of two years of nursing experience over the past three years (3900 hours over the past three years).
  • Proof of Current RN licensure in the province where the clinical preceptorship is to be completed.
  • Two references.
  • Current Resume.
  • Completion of the following professional practice questions


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