Wound Treatment Associate Program is Now Back on Educate Simplify’s Catalog of Quality Continuing Education and Certification Courses | #ESxRitKen

We at Educate Simplify are delighted to announce to our beloved Tribe of health professionals that the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program is now being reintroduced on our extensive catalog of top-of-the-line continuing education and certification courses, this is made possible through our partnership with RitKen & Associates. Hence, our hashtag #ESxRitKen.

To breathe new life life into your knowledge of the Wound Treatment Associate program, we’ll give you here the rudimentary information that you need to know before signing up for the program. Let’s go blow away the cobwebs!

What is the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program? It is developed by the WOCN Society as a continuing education program to further empower the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) specialty nurses, and improve patient outcomes by strengthening the wound care team with a flexible education program that is applicable to all health care settings. The WTA Program prepares a non-WOC certified nurse to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician. The WTA Program is a continuing education activity that offers 24.0 contact hours to nurses and 20.0 CCUs to physical therapists upon completion.

Why should you choose the WTA Program? We’ll give you these reasons as provided by the WOCN Society.

  1. The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program was developed and presented by internationally-recognized leaders and educators in wound management and prevention practices.
  2. Unlike other wound education courses, the WTA Program requires comprehensive hands-on training and testing.
  3. The WTA Program is an evidence-based continuing education course that meets international standards of care and prepares participants for the WTA-C certification.
  4. WTA-C certification is offered through the WOCNCB, a certification body nationally recognized by the ABSNC and the NCCA.
  5. The WOCN Society is an accredited provider of CNEs through the ANCC.

Graduates of the WTA Program are then eligible for WTA-C Certification. Upon passing the wound treatment associate exam, individuals receive their WTA-C® credential. The WTA-C certification is valid for five years.