Proud to be WCC “Quotes”

Amy Cox RN, BSN, WCC I am proud to be WCC because a feel that I am now a great asset and resource for my hospital and co workers.
Theresa Dobbin RN BSN WCC CCRN I am proud to be a WCC because I can make a difference in a patient’s life. I take what I learn and apply it to my work with my patients!
Lillie Mercado RN WCC After receiving news that I passed, I got this overwhelming feeling of completion.  It is exciting starting this new path in life, I love helping patients being able to assess and follow the patient throughout his or her journey really does give you this sense of being a nurse”.  In my new role as WCC RN many new doors have open. I am honored and in aaaa with my new role!”
Jessica  Vanzant RN, WCC I’m proud to be associated with such a distinguished group of professionals. Being certified has helped me achieve both professional and financial gain as a wound nurse manager and consultant.
Amanda Wade RN WCC I’m proud to be WCC because I have the knowledge and training to provide clinically appropriate wound care for my patients!  I’m able to confidently make product recommendations and wound assessments on all types of wounds.  I have the respect of my peers and tons of insight to share!  I love being wound care certified!
Stephanie Lee RN WCC Obtaining my WCC confirmed my knowledge in wound care.  I am proud to provide the best wound care possible to all of my patients.  Having my WCC lets others know I have the knowledge necessary to provide excellent care.
linda  wilson WCC, OMS, CWS I am proud to be WCC because it is a peer driven group that uses evidence based wound care with measurable results
Laurie Jansson-Didyk APN CRNFA CNOR CURN WCC Verifies my competency in wound care!
Theresa Learst RN/WCC I am very proud to be WCC because these initials have proven how hard I have worked and given me the confidence to assure my patients that I will provide, to the best of my abilities, the absolute best care possible.
Stephanie Cassell RN,WCN I’m proud because I can offer my patients my expertise and make their healing a great experience.
Lee Johnson RN, BSN, WCC After becoming WCC and completing the program I feel much more confident and knowledgable about wound care. I live in a rural area and feel that this knowledge is very helpful to our community.
Jennifer Daponte RN, ADNS, WCC To share my knowledge with my co-workers, to educate and mentor them to be advocates for wound care for our patients.
Debbie Storms BSN, RN, WCC I feel I can really make a difference in people’s by speeding their recovery time, reducing their anxiety and easing their suffering.   It is an honor to tell others I’m WCC!  Many physicians ask me for my opinion about how to treat a wound and even recognize what kind of wound someone may have.  I love being WCC as I love wounds! (And people, too, of course)
Pat Monty RN, WCC I am proud to be WCC because I know I am providing evidence based wound care for patients with both chronic and acute wounds. It’s wonderful to be within such a diverse group of caregivers.
Marie Rivera MD I can offer independence and good quality of life to my patients with chronic wounds
Marianne Gluvna RN, BSN, WCC It enables me to have evidence based practice behind my name,,encouraging all practioners to conform to a safe practice of wound care.  Extra training and the certification enable me to be a person of knowledge for my fellow coworkers and my patients..
Dawn Stone BSN, WCC I am proud to be a WCC because when I am requested to provide a wound consult, it actually means that the letters behind my name represent hard work and evidence based practice in the recommendations that I provide. That I care about the safety and efficacy in the wound care provided to our patients to assist them in healing as quickly as they can.
Gail Olson-Smith PT, WCC, AHA CPR Instructor As a Home Care PT: To be able to show my patients that even though I am a physical therapist, I have gained extra know on how to take care of their wounds. I flash the WCC pin on my name tag.
Kathy Jean Walter RN, WCC I am proud to be a WCC because is puts me in a position of resource for my co-workers.  I am the go to person when a wound becomes complicated or a professional opinion/recommendation is needed by a co-worker.
Paula Dyer RN WCC Considered to be the person to assist my physicians with appropriate dressing selection for wounds.  My WCC has opened doors to me that otherwise would not have opened.  Rewarding to see patients actually have a better quality of life through wound care.
Valerie Fulton Nurse Practitioner It helps to distinguish our certification from other  wound care providers” who are not certified. “
Mary Daniels RN WCC Having that credential means I studied hard and am knowledgeable in my field. It’s the defining moment that I’ve crossed over the line and can now be considered an expert in wound care!
Gaye Harley RN, BSN, WCC Proud to be able to assist in healing patient’s wounds, preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions and helping to increase a patient’s quality of life.  WCC = We Can Cure!
Anahita Rivera WCC I am proud to be one of the few that can help educate and teach nurses proper wound healing techniques while helping heal our patients.
Renee Powell-Matta RN, WCC The title gIves me a sense if confidence and it empowers me to give my all as I  share my wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field….
Olga Catarino RN Gave me a great opportunity to find my nitch in nursing. I’m a successful wound care nurse, love my job, and LOVE HEALING WOUNDS!!!
Charles King RN, WCC, ADNS I love being WCC because seeing the great outcomes, the happiness on the patients face with a healed wound and the better quality of life it provides them.  I also love sharing my knowledge with my team collaberating with the doc’s and various wound clinics my patients see.  It’s also great when i occompany my patients to the clinics and the wound specialists appreciate the great outcomes my team can produce.  After all, nursing is a ream sport!
Mumtaz Duymun RN WCC I feel pride and respected when my colleagues be they RNs or PAs approach me for advice and assessment and evaluation of wounds. I feel empowered to make a difference in the treatment of our patients. I feel pride and joy to see the amelioration or remodeling of wounds taking place. Thank you WCC for the knowledge.
Jennifer Sayas WCC I love the knowledge, respect and values that stem from having this prestigious certification.  Knowing I can share this knowledge and help others feel better one wound at a time makes me proud to be WCC.
Terri Harris RN, WCC I am a Hospice Nurse, I do wound consultation for palliative care. We do have patients who improve and come off Hospice and those who die on Hospice. Having a wound is traumatic and painful. Helping others to achieve their goal of comfort and possible healing at end of life is very rewarding.
Valerie Davidson RN, WCC Healing wounds is a science and a skill and a art. Completing WCC gave me the confidence and skill to provide the very best of care for my patients. This care is based on understanding how the body heals, evaluating and developing an individual and effective plan of care and making a difference in my patients lives.
Beth Heideman Rn MSN WCC DWC OMS Being a WCC allows me to use all of my professional / personal knowledge to help a client regain their life and life quality who could ask for anything more
Lisa Vickrey RN WCC Validation of learning and knowledge base I have work hard to achieve
Maria del Carmen Baroma DPT, WCC, CPAHA Being a WCC gives me the edge and confidence with what I do to be a part of improving the quality of life for my patients.
Jessica Mayfield RN-BC, WCC I am proud to be wound care certified because it has taken by career to the next level. It has also, allowed my residents to have a higher quality of wound healing!
Jennifer Giwa ARNP-C I’m proud to be WCC because I am certified in wound care and people have confidence in me.
Angela Stone RN, WCC I work with our nations veterans in a rural CBOC. To be WCC means that our nations veterans are able to receive top quality wound care close to home by someone who deeply honors and respects them.
Amy Ley LPN, WCC I am proud to be a WCC, opening so many doors for me. It has allowed  me to be part of the team to effect change for the good, in our patents life. What a privilege, what a gift. I am so thankful, the field choose me.
Tammy Coplien BSN, RN, WCC I am a Wound Care Consultant at the Veteran’s Hospital Outpatient Clinic and words cannot express how proud and honored I am to be able to serve and care for the men and women who served our country, to apply my wound care knowledge to help treat their wounds and educate on prevention to help improve the quality of their lives.
Jennifer  Marcelin WCC WCC gives me the ability to provide up to date care and  information to my patients, and healthcare providers – which in turn gives me their trust. I am proud of my credentials.
LORI Miller RN WCC I am a director of a home health agency and can assist my staff in providing quality wound care to our patients
Chrsitian Miller RN, WCC I enjoy being on the cutting edge of wound care.  Most of all, I take pride in celebrating the successes of healing patients!
Lora Miller RN, PTA, COS-C, WCC It’s an honor to help educate patients, families, clinicians and physicians in the promotion of wound healing and prevention. It’s so rewarding to see a chronic wound finally close!!
Rebecca Brown LPTA, WCC I love being able to be a resource for patients and physicians at my facility to optimize wound healing.  I also work in Physical Therapy and wound care allows visible healing that is not as easily noted with other aspects of my job.  Wound care always poses a challenge as no wound or patient are alike!!!!!!
pauline dickens LVN, SWOC,WCC. I am proud to be WCC, it has expanded my knowledge on wounds and what type of dressing to use, I am now the wound care team supervisor thanks to my WCC.
Deidre Yarbrough RN, WCC Because I am able to work with the physicians and mid-level providers at my clinic to assist more of our patients to heal.  We are able to treat them in our clinic locally instead of referring them out to clinics farther away which places an added stress and burden on their already complex health care.
Kanchan  Jindal MSN WCC WCC has empowered me to be a credible source for wound care referrals, and I can speak about the wound intelligibly; providing my input that is valuable to my peers.
Andrea Miller PT, CLT, WCC Having the WCC has given me the confidence to be an even stronger advocate for my patients.  I have the most up to date information to keep my practice up to date with the latest and most effective treatments.
Rebekah Barrette MS, RN, PCNS-BC, WCC It helps me use evidence based care to prevent and treat skin injury in my patients and be an advocate for their needs.
Jacqueline Proby LVN, WCC Since I have become wound care certified it has opened up so many different career opportunities for me. Being apart of the organization has provided me with so much knowledge and understanding of being health care professional and it has raised my skill level as a wound nurse. EXCELLENT!!!!!
Regenia H. Butler RN WCC DWC I’m proud to be WCC DWC because knowledge is power.  The power is having the knowledge to prevent & heal wounds & share with your colleagues.  Therefore it all will be a success!!!
Frances Alfaro BSN, RN-C, WCC I now have a skill set very few Army nurses earn during their career and I truly enjoy teaching my peers how to improve patient outcomes.
Marlyce Cozart RN, WCC, RAC-CT I am proud to be a member of such a valuable orgainization. I have gained the knowledge required to provide excellent wound care for not only the elders I help to care for but for others in the samll community I live in.
Dawn Nimtz RN, BSN, WCC I am proud to be WCC because I have gained a wealth of knowledge in regards to wound care.  Because of what I learned, our facility was able to show our state surveyors, that our facility knows their stuff” and avoided a citation!  I am honored to have the letters “WCC” after my name!”
Jennifer Brokaw RN, WCC, OMS I am proud to be a member of a national interdisciplinary team of highly skilled, specialized, certified wound care clinicians. I am proud to be WCC.
Alexander Feldsher RN WCC Because we heal wounds!
cheryl zorger RN, WCC This validates my knowledge and experience.  To be a part of wound care as a certified RN is exciting, wound care is my passion.
Carla  Martinez CHRN WCC OMS I am proud to be a WCC because it gives not only gives me the certification but confidence that I am doing the right thing for my patients. WCC stands for me: Wound Certified with Confidence.
KyLeigh Odom BSN, WCC I am proud to be a WCC because I have been able to help numerous clients and colleagues over the last 11 years. It has helped my credibility in the area of wound care with the physicians, nurses, and clients I interact with on a daily basis.
Michelle Kenna BSN, RN, WCC It has afforded me to affect significant change within my company over the last 9 years.  Which, ultimately has improved resident/patient outcomes.
Alice Mann RN BSN WCC I am proud to be WCC.  It has helped me to be credible to the physicians and nursing staff at the facility that I  work at.  It enables me to network with other WCC for wound care issues.  I have been able to help get a wound care program off the ground.  I am able to be a resource for best practice for the nursing staff at Thompson health.
Cassandra  Klemm RN WCC I am proud to be a WCC because it means I have the wound knowledge that I need to be a credible wound care nurse.  Coworkers look to me for advice in how to treat wounds as they know that my knowledge base for wounds is extensive.  They are proud that I have accomplished this goal of mine and that it is put to good use on a daily basis.  I look forward to continuing to learn through the information I receive from the WCC.
Diana  Niland APRN, FNP-C, WCC I am proud to be WCC because it has allowed us to bring new wound care services to our area. Without the WCC,  we would not be able to provide the high quality specialized care that we are now able to offer! Proud to part of 20,000 STRONG!
Janet Steinhiser RN, WCC Achieving the WCC status has widened my knowledge base.  This certification has given me a greater autonomy with the phyicians and prepared me to be more confident in accurately identifying a wider variety of pathologies related to the skin and wounds.  This certification has also prepared me to educate the staff; and to empower them to properly identify/report  skin and wound conditions.
Paula Kibbey RNWCC Empowers me to try and make a positive difference at work
Nancy Alred RN Being a WCC nurse gives me a standard of excellence to be the best nurse I can be. This certification sets me apart in my nursing experience.
Lisa  Merian RN, BSN, WCC, CFCN I am so proud and blessed to be able assist people with their wounds or my peers in wound healing. It’s so satisfying to share the knowledge gained by this certification.
Summer Hare RN,WCC I love what I do everyday. The amount of respect I get from my supervisors is great. Best of all though my patients are confident that they are in good hands.
Russell Darrow RN, BS, MBA, WCC Healing wounds…seen as go to person for wound related question by staff and MD’s
Carla Wilkerson RN-BC, WCC,OMS Healing  wounds. Seeing the wounds and the client heal. Educating nurses and seeing them fall in love with wound care. Educating families and seeing how proud they are when their love ones heal from the care they have given. Just knowing I made a different in their lives.
Amanda Savage RN WCC I enjoy making a difference in healing wounds so that people can go back to enjoying their lives!
Jenny Wimmer APNP, FNP-C, WCC Because I make a difference in the healing trajectory of my patients and I am able to educate others to do the same.
Alyson  Ishihara MSN, RN, WCC I’ve healed wounds even other wound practitioners gave up on. You need to amputate,” they said. “Let’s treat this palliatively with betadine,” they said. NO! I healed it!”
Carmen Silver WCC WCC proud, this title comes with an oath and obligation to give the best wound care I can for my patients with the best knowledge I can get from being WCC.
Stephanie De Jesus M.D., WCC I’m proud to share the latest evidence based interventions with my Team members, some of whom are fellow Physicians- they see me both as a peer and an influential voice of best practices.
Nadine Barkman RN, BSN, WCC I am proud of the knowledge I have gained and continue to gain as I strive to improve the wound care within my institution. I can count on my WCC support team to keep me current on wound care topics, assuring patient safety and timely wound healing. I am proud to be a part of the 20,000 WCC strong!
Lala Miner RN, BSN WCC COS-C I became a Nurse to make a difference. I love what I do and am proud of the care I provide. Becoming WCC has given me more knowledge and skills to elevate the quality of my Nursing Care.
Debra Bennett LPN WCC DWC I am always proud to share my knowledge with other healthcare workers and enjoy educating patients and family members of the healing process. Proud to be a part of the NAWC since 2007
Trisha Dubois RN, WCC, OMS My certification has earned me a new position in my home health agency, and now I have the flexibility opportunity to spend more time with patients, educate our staff and improve quality of care!
Angela Houston-Savage RN, BSN, WCC, CWCA, OMS, The WCC was my first certification!!! The foundation I received is priceless along with the lifelong friends & mentors I have met. My WCC was a stepping stone to climb higher~ learn more~ do better & grow in an ever changing speciality. Forever grateful
Jennifer Pettis BS, RN, WCC, chair NAWCO WCC Certification Board I think it is very important that NAWCO’s WCC Certification Program is representative of the interdisciplinary nature of wound care in that it provides certification to various disciplines in healthcare. I have been proud to serve on NAWCO’s Certification Committee for several years, including as its Chair in recent years. NAWCO has a strong commitment to helping ensure patients across the continuum of care receive excellence in wound care. It is so exciting to be a part of NAWCO becoming 20,000+ strong!
Valerie Brooks-Campbell WCC I became certified in 2008 and it has enhanced my skills, improve quality outcome for my patients and organizations where I have been an enployee.  My first job after certification gave me $12.5k wage increase and my next an additional $5.5k.  Due to the impressive work as a Wound Care Coordinator I was promoted to nurse manager.  I was even able to accommodate NAWC to conduct one day seminar in my hospital.  Although, I no longer work in that position, I feel a greater sense of urgency to know what is happening in my unit because now I am a director and has full accountability of the entire unit.  I am a proud WCC.
Kathleen Garner-Tate MSN-Ed, RN, WCC Proud to share my knowledge with both clients and Colleagues. My certification demonstrates my passion to the profession of nursing.
Cheryl Herrick RN, WCC I am one of 2 ever WCC at our institution. My collateral” job has now become my full time position. Nurse Specialist Wound Care. I know I’m making a difference when I hear everyday from our population “She’s the one that healed my wound. You need to see her.” I get such a good feeling when I tell them “You don’t need to see me anymore”.”
Brenda Cunnien RN BSN WCC Being a wcc my colleagues including my medical director look to my expertise on hard to manage wounds. I also have my debridement certificate which enhances my ability to make the patient more comfortable when they are homebound unable to make it out to the wound center.
Jana  Budde-Lang WCC, CFCN Proud to provide holistic, encompassing, compassioned, and complete care to all my patients.
Cosmarie Cortes Rivera MD, WCC There is no better feeling than helping patients when they are in need. Watching them smile when a wound is healed, makes me feel PROUD of what Im doing. Proud to be WCC.
Josephine Grider APRN-BC,NP,WCC As an owner of a Medicare certified home health care company it gives the ability to educate several health care providers on the proper assessment, documentation and treatment of different types of wounds. I am also more confident in questioning some of the physicians’ more outdated treatments and provide them with better alternatives.
Dee Dashner BSN, WCC, CLNC, LLE Becoming a WCC was a very proud moment for me.   It shows I am able to provide evidenced based wound care suggestions to the providers I work with and the patients I care for.
Sabrita Hopkins RN I feel that I am accepted more as a professional” wound care nurse. Very rewarding!”
Laura Giordano RN, BSN, WCC Wound Care Certification (WCC) recognizes knowledge and credibility in my field of outpatient wound care.  It gives me the confidence to work with physicians and patients.  It also enables me to be a trusted resource to my fellow nurses.
Jennifer Hulsey RN, BSN, WCC, CPhT, GCDF It has allowed me to gain recognition form my colleagues, as an expert in the field. It has lead me to promotions in the healthcare field and holding administrative duties (i.e. ADON and Nurse Coordinator of a Wound Healing Center).
Gary Summerfield BSN, RN, WCC I am proud to be part of a group of professionals that truly care about helping patients with chronic wounds get better.  We are 20,000 strong for one reason,  we are the BEST!!
Jessie Pilfold RN, BSN, MSN, WCC I love the respect I get when I assess a wound- or suggest a treatment. I didn’t get that respect before
Amber Masterson BSN, RN, WCC I love specializing in an area so often poorly served.  Helping heal wounds truly improves a patient’s quality of life.
Lisa Martin RN, WCC Being a WCC puts me in an elite group.  I enjoy taking care of wounds.  I am proud to have accomplished this certification.
Lissette Grillo RN, BSN, WCC It has been a gratifying credential that has opened many doors in the Wound Care Field.
Iola Radtke RN BSN WCC Patients who have wounds are so often shunned by society because of the drainage, odor, or disfigurement of the wound.  Helping them heal and overcome that obstacle is extremely rewarding and really makes me feel like I make a difference.
Kathleen  Jordan RN WCC DWC Since I became a WCC I have been able to advance my job in a acute care hospital to a Director level.