Wound Care Nurse Certification – Organization of Wound Care Nurses (OWCN) was established in 2010 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., for all Licensed Nurses practicing in different care settings. OWCN provides training opportunities, collaboration & consultation with wound care experts, and clinical & administrative support. The focus of the course is on everyday clinical wound care issues. The goal of the SWOC course is to give nurses a broader and greater understanding of skin, wound, and ostomy issues, which occur in patients with chronic conditions. There is no requirement for a certain number of hours of wound care or treatment experience to join the course, but the course is appropriate for nurses working at hospitals, wound clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies.