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Wound Treatment Associate - Online Program

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This course may be taken for academic credit. Additional application materials are required. Please see "How to Register for Credit" below.

This is a 3-month online program beginning in July, followed by an in-person clinical skills test in October during the Woundstock conference.

Online course start date:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Clinical skills competency test date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Call (715) 836-3636  |  toll free 1-866-893-2423

Clinical skills test site:
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
College of Nursing

Instructor will provide details.

Become a Skilled Wound Care Provider.

Enjoy the convenience of online learning plus personal attention from your course coordinator through telephone or Web conference sessions. This course is designed for completion (including written final examinations and skills testing) in three months. Upon completion of the WTA Program, you will function as an integral member of any wound care team to support and extend your role as a WOC specialty nurse. This gives you an added skill beyond your regular licensure.

In addition to this valuable takeaway, you’ll earn 21.0 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours* through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Board and a certificate verifying that you’ve completed the program.

The WOCN Society developed this program to meet the growing need for skilled wound care providers across settings, including the military, and to enhance nurses' ability to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds as members of a collaborative wound care team.

The WTA Program can help you with daily patient monitoring, pressure ulcer prevention and basic wound management to improve outcomes for your patients.

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Who Should Attend

The course is designed for the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse or military medic/corpsman; however, any health care provider may benefit from this comprehensive certificate program.

Major topics covered through the WTA program include:

  • A&P of Skin and Soft Tissue: Implications for Routine Care
  • Skin and Tissue Loss Caused by External  Factors
  • Establishing Protocols for Prevention
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Systemic Factors Affecting Repair
  • Wound Assessment and Documentation
  • Guidelines for Topical Therapy
  • Assessment and Management of Refractory Wounds
  • Management of Arterial/Ischemic Ulcers
  • Management of Venous Ulcers
  • Prevention and Management of Neuropathic Ulcers

Program Timeline

The WTA Program will take place online July 19 - October 17, 2014. All of the program participants will be guided through narrated PowerPoint presentations by a WOC specialty nurse Course Coordinator who will answer any questions you might have along the way.

After completing the lessons, participants take a timed online test and participate in an in-person clinical skills competency test. The skills test will take place October 18, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Course Information  |  Contact Hours

Estimated time for completion of online learning lessons and review questions is 15.0 hours. You must complete the course within this three month period to receive the credits and certificate.

The comprehensive WTA Online Course will offer 21.0 contact hours* through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Board.

*WOCN contact hours will be awarded to nurses only. All other professions may receive 21.0 contact hours from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW Extension, or may choose to receive CRCE or WPTA contact hours instead as follows:

  • This course has been approved by the Continuing Respiratory Care Education board for 15 contact hours.
  • This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association for 21 contact hours.

Accreditation Statement:  The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Disclaimer:  Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Course Certificate, participants must:

  • Complete all course activities including the narrated PowerPoint lessons, review questions, skills demonstrations and test practice/review sessions.
  • Receive a passing score of at least 70% on the two-part final written posttest. Part I of the posttest consists of 40 multiple choice questions that evaluate the overall course content. Part II consists of 4 sections with 32 multiple choice questions, specific to 3 clinical case scenarios that evaluate pressure ulcer risk assessment and development of an individualized prevention plan; assessment and management of a trunk wound; and assessment and management of a lower extremity ulcer.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate competency in the following clinical skills: performing and interpreting an ankle brachial index (ABI), sensory testing with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and application of a 2-layer, 3-layer, or 4-layer sustained compression wrap.
  • Complete/Submit the Final Participant's Evaluation of the course.
  • After satisfactory completion of the course and submission of the course's evaluation, participants can download a certificate of completion and print it out or save it on their computer.

Course Coordinator

Please see bio for Tara Beuscher on the Woundstock Presenter page.

Fee $495

Fee includes online access to all course activities including the narrated PowerPoint lessons, review questions, skills demonstrations and test practice/review sessions, as well as refreshments at the clinical skills competency test.

Receive one undergraduate credit for an additional $150

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CREDIT for the Wound Treatment Associate Course

Credit registration is restricted to Registered Nurses and BSN students. This course will be graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.

Please register and pay for the noncredit portion online.  In addition, please complete all information on the following credit application forms. Complete information will ensure your ability to be registered to earn academic credit. If you have questions about the credit registration process, please contact Becky ( or Julie (; phone 715-836-3636.


Form 1:  Special Student Application for NRSG 304

Complete all fields on the form. Please remember to sign the form.

Form 2:  Payment Plan Agreement (PPA)

This is a legal document required by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The UW-Eau Claire Business Office will prevent processing of credit registration if the form is incomplete. Please be sure to
  • Provide your marital status.
  • Sign the form.
  • If you are married, you must provide the name and address of your spouse.
  • If you are married, you must sign in both sections of the form.
Please return the completed packet no later than August 22, 2014 along with a check of $150 (made payable to UW-Eau Claire) to:
Attn: Becky Slembarski
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
PO Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI  54702-4004

Please note: the last day to drop the credit course with no record is September 8; the last day to drop with a W grade is October 6. Please contact Becky or Julie above if you find you need to drop the course.

Credit Cancellation

Cancellation of credit registration will follow established University policy. Between September 2 and September 22 you may receive only a partial refund – the percentage refunded will be based on the date of withdrawal. There will be no refund after September 22. Please contact Becky or Julie for more information.

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Select from 7 choices in wound care and foot care.
Save $100 when you register for 4 programs.

Wound Treatment:
Chronic Wounds, Burns, Pressure Ulcers, Pediatrics

Wound Management: Offloading and Lymphedema Advanced Debridement & Hands-on Practicum
Lower Extremity Therapy
**Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Skills Check
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*Foot & Nail Care:
Education for Nurses

Lower Extremity Therapy
*Foot & Nail Care
Clinic B

    *Foot & Nail Care
Clinic A

    Foot & Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business

* Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses is in combination with either Clinic A or Clinic B.
**  WTA runs online July 19 - October 17 and culminates in an in-person skills check on October 18.

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