The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program includes 225 hours of clinical preceptorship. Students consider this the highlight of the program and a highly valuable learning experience. This preceptorship experience ensures that WOC-EP graduates can apply their theoretical knowledge in divers clinical setting.
The preceptorship experience ensures that WOC-EP graduates have the knowledge, skill and judgment to care for patients or clients in the many diverse settings encountered by a Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence.
A Preceptor is an experienced NSWOC, Nurse Continence Advisor or Allied Health Specialist, who works in a formal, one-to-one relationship with a learner to advance their clinical practice. The preceptor role is key to the success of our graduates. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that when a supportive, competent Preceptor oversees the student’s clinical placement, the student is more likely to make a successful transition from academic studies to function effectively in their new role.
Research also suggests that the following attributes or characteristics of Preceptors enhances the role and the experience of the student:
As a NSWOC, Nurse or Allied Health Specialist practicing at an advanced level in wound, ostomy and/or continence care, you demonstrate many of these skills every day!
All Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptors are working professionals able to provide a mentoring experience to students. Preceptors meet the following criteria:
Assisted by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptor Coordinator and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Director the Preceptor provides learning and practice opportunities in Specialized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing to Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP students.
All Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptors volunteer their time and expertise to contribute to the development of the next generation of professionals. However some institutions require payment to the institution for this experience. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute is not responsible for costs associated with preceptorships.
Becoming a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP Preceptor is a significant undertaking; it is complex and not for everyone. The benefits to the student include:
Understanding the learning environment, knowing about individual learning styles and the principles of adult learning and dealing effectively with conflict are skills necessary to being an effective Preceptor.
Your skills in the role of Preceptor can be enhanced through this online Preceptorship Education Program offered free from the University of Western Ontario available at www.preceptor.ca
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute holds an error and omissions insurance policy to cover student related issues in the clinical area. The Preceptor Coordinator, upon request from the facility or student, will provide proof of insurance through a “Certificate of Insurance”. To comply with our insurance company the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute must collect information about each Preceptor.
Please complete and return this information form and a copy of your resume to the Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute as soon as possible. We look forward to having you join our clinical faculty.
If you have any questions please contact the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Preceptor Coordinator at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org