Why you should become a CWS®
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Nursing and the CWS®
CWS® certification is highly regarded
by employers, patients and the greater healthcare
community. It has helped catapult my career
and I am often sought out specifically because
of my CWS® certification.”
Cynthia A. Fleck, RN, BSN, MBA, ET/WOCN,
CWS, DNC, FACCWS
- The practice of nursing requires
a strong knowledge of wound care, and
the CWS® board certification establishes
you as an expert in wound care management.
The CWS® credential shows you've
completed a long-term, intensive study
and practice in wound care.
- Nurses are the primary caregivers
of wounds in nearly every healthcare setting.
The CWS® credential covers all aspects
of comprehensive wound management from
assessment, to diagnosis, to treatment.
- By achieving the CWS® board certification, nurses become part
of an interdisciplinary network of healthcare
professionals, all dedicated to delivering,
improving and advancing the practice of
The CWS® certification sets you
apart from colleagues, as a nurse who
prevents and treats wounds in addition
to providing education, consultation and
leadership within the healthcare community.
- Earned and maintained by nearly
1000 nurses, the CWS® credential
designates you as a nurse specialist and
shows your patients, peers and employers
your proficiency in wound management.
- The multidisciplinary approach
to the CWS® certification creates
a larger group of healthcare professionals
made up of physicians, nurses, physical
therapists and podiatrists, who have and
share a wealth of wound management expertise.
What are the Benefits of Becoming
- Achieve board certification,
a formal recognition of a master level
knowledge and specialty practice in wound
- Gain respect from physicians
and other healthcare professionals.
- Become recognized as a specialist
nurse, an expert in wound care.
- Demonstrate a dedication to
the highest standards in wound care, essential
in the development of a comprehensive
wound management program.
- Improve the quality of wound
care for your patients.
- Cooperate and exchange resources
with the various disciplines and organizations
involved in wound care.
- Reduce the costs of providing
wound care in your facility or practice.
- Be an on-site resource to
educate and train colleagues involved
in wound management.
- Market wound management services
as a niche benefit of your facility or
- Become part of a larger multidisciplinary
community dedicated to delivering, improving
and advancing the practice of wound care.
Gain recognition not just as a nurse, but as a specialist and expert in the field of wound care.
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