What programs are right for you?
To find out what programs might suit you best, you can either scan our list of programs and read the synopsis of each or let us help you by taking the short quiz below. The answers to the questions will help us direct you to some programs we think will help you reach your career and practice goals and suit your learning style and time availability.
Choose the option that most closely represents your needs and wants.
I am interested in a WCI program because:
- I am new to wound care and want to improve my general knowledge
- I want to improve my career prospects in wound care by improving my knowledge and skills
- I want to become a leader in wound care
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In 5–10 years I would like to be:
- A well-qualified generalist in a practice that includes wound care
- A well-qualified generalist with a specialty in one or two wound types
- A practitioner with a high degree of competence in wound prevention and management
I am able to invest:
- A short period of time (fewer than 10 hours) into this phase of my professional development
- Between 15 and 40 hours over the next six months
- Over 40 hours in the next six months, plus homework, exams and skills development activities
Unregulated Care Providers, Care Partners
We recommend that you check out our popular Skin and Wound Care for Unregulated Care Providers (C100NNL) -- live version and Skin and Wound Care for Unregulated Care Providers (C100MWN) - online version programs.
Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
If you chose mostly As in the quiz, we recommend you consider the Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN) program, which is ideal for nurses and allied health-care professionals who want a self-paced, interactive, online program to enhance their basic knowledge of skin health and wound prevention and management.
If you chose mostly Bs in the quiz, we recommend the Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS), which covers the same material as A100MNN (above) but adds a one full-day on-site skills lab and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar.
If you chose mostly Cs in the quiz, consider the Wounds Canada Institute Super Program #1 (FCM20512-C) (SHARP program), a self-paced, multi-faceted, comprehensive and longitudinal program delivered through 23 highly interactive online modules, eight synchronous webinars, two robust outcomes measures and participation in an asynchronous discussion forum staffed by interprofessional faculty.
If you want specialized knowledge in a particular wound type, such as surgical site complications, diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, skin tears, moisture-associated skin damage or burns, we recommend you take the Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN) or Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS) program to fulfill the prerequisite requirements, then enrol in one or more of the topics-specific programs that suits your learning needs best. The full list can be seen here.
If you want to improve your hands-on skills, we highly recommend the following programs, each of which contains a day-long on-site skills lab: Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS), Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading: Knowledge and Skills (A108MWS), Focus on the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Knowledge and Skills (A101MWS) and Focus on the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers: Knowledge and Skills (A105MWS). Note that each of these programs has prerequisites.
Do you already consider yourself knowledgeable about skin and wounds but want to continue your professional development? You might benefit from a refresher course or a skills lab to sharpen your practice and further your career. Many WCI programs, particularly the SHARP program and programs with skills labs, along with Wounds Canada conferences, are tailored to help you achieve your more advanced goals.
The Institute has two programs designed specifically for nurse practitioners, physicians, chiropodists/podiatrists and pharmacists: Wound Care for Primary Care Practitioners (B100NNL) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) for Primary Care Practitioners (B103NNL), however you may also be interested in any of the “Focus On” programs and skills labs as well.
Please visit the Programs Overview page for details on program syllabi, prerequisites, hours required for completion, costs and certificates/CME credits/other accreditation.