President's Message

Welcome to the NC WOC Nurse Group website. We started the year with our first in-person meeting in 2 years!! It was a very informative meeting hosted by Molnlycke featuring Dr. Joyce Black who presented “Microclimate…the rest of the story”.  All in attendance agreed this was a great start to getting us back to the business of sharing education opportunities, networking and supporting each other. The new officers, Ronda, Vanessa, Cat and I, have two main goals. First, getting the quarterly meetings back to in-person and adding a virtual option. Secondly, but not any less important, to help organize a successful conference.

NC will be hosting the SER conference in 2023. The date and location have not been named yet, but planning has begun! We started forming conference committees and welcome participation from all NC WOC Nurses who wish to volunteer. This is a great way to earn PGP points as well as showcase our many talented WOC Nurses. We would love to see participation from across the state.

I would like to thank Vanessa Drake, our secretary for her efforts in updating this website. Vanessa is working hard to ensure this website reflects accurate information regarding our meetings, membership list, membership application/dues, preceptor list and conference updates. There is also a NC WOC Directory tab.  If you wish to be on this list, please send Vanessa your information.

We have speakers lined up for both our May and August meeting dates, location to be determined. Be looking for email updates or refer to this site for details. I look forward to seeing you all at future meetings and as we work together planning the SER 2023 Conference.


Susan Dunzweiler


NC WOC Nurses Group Quarterly Meeting

Next meeting – Sponsored Dinner 
Friday, February 3, 2023 in Charlotte, NC – Location & Time TBA

This will be an in-person meeting (virtual option TBD)!

Please contact Vanessa Drake if you would like more information.

Some of the Reasons to Attend:

  • Networking
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Practice issues
  • New products/technology
  • Policy/ healthcare reform
  • Free food/ change of pace/ recharge5-7

2023 SER Conference Planning Meeting for Volunteers – individual committee meetings currently being scheduled

Next 2023 SER Conference Planning Meeting – officers and chairs will meet briefly at the February 3, 2023 meeting. 

Please contact Vanessa Drake if you would like more information on volunteering for the conference.

Our Mission

The NC WOC Nurses Group is a professional nursing organization that promotes the delivery of expert health care for individuals with ostomies, wounds, or incontinence and seeks to provide continuing professional development of its members and other nurses interested in these specialty areas.

*Check back here or visit our Facebook page (link at the top of the Home page) for regular updates!

*Vendors: Please reach out to Ronda Bowles, our president-elect, for any inquiries about hosting or presenting at a quarterly meeting.

This page last updated on Nov 21, 2022 @ 9:57 am

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