wound treatment associate program

Why get certified with Educate Simplify?

Earn Contact Hours (CEUs).

Completing our WTA Program means you are qualified to sign as a Wound Care Specialist after your name (e.g. Jane Doe, WTA-C).

WOCN are the preferred specialist called by the Justice Department for expert witness.

HOW INFLUENTIAL IS WOCN? If there is litigation, the courts will usually ask for a WOCN as their expert witness as opposed to any other licensure or certifications. WTA is a starter program created by WOCN. COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED: As a result of completion of the WTA Program, the learner is expected to have knowledge and to demonstrate satisfactory performance of the following clinical skills in simulated situations:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Basic management of incontinence associated dermatitis and skin tears, documentation of Wound Status
  • Application of a four-layer compression wrap and measuring and ankle brachial index.

Individual (One-time Payment)


Individual (Installment)*


Partial Payment**


Group Payment Plan A (Installment)

  • 2-3 Students: Less $100 each
  • Initial Payment: $500
  • 500/3=$166.67 will be charged every 2 weeks

Group Payment Plan B (Installment)

  • 4-5 Students: Less $200 each
  • Initial Payment: $500
  • 400/3=$133.33 will be charged every 2 weeks

Credit Card Payment Plan:
Full Tuition will be divided into
3 payments automatically charged every 2 weeks

Initial Payment = $500

$600/3 = $200.00
Auto-charged every 2 weeks


Initial Payment: $600

$500 will be automatically charged after a month

RitKen & Associates

wound treatment associate program

Sue Kennedy and Debbie Ritter are Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses with experience in the home care/hospice, acute care, rehab and LTAC settings. As clinicians who have functioned in various roles from direct patient care to corporate program management, they offer realistic solutions to your WOCN needs.

Recognized leaders with excellent personnel and team building skills, Sue and Debbie utilize this ability to build positive relationships with people in both clinical and non-clinical settings. They possess extensive knowledge of the WOCN Society best practices relating to in-patient and home based wound management, utilizing this knowledge to develop strategies necessary to ensure the highest possible patient outcomes while maintaining clinical and regulatory compliance.

They have served on WOCN/OASIS-C, C1 advisory committee to CMS, as content validation experts for WOCN Stoma Complications Document for clinician best practices and as members of WOCN Document Review Task Force for review of Best Practice Documents. As Clinical Integration Specialists, they shared responsibility for division wide specialty program development and implementation for the following:

  • Transitional Care Management across the continuum
  • Wound Management
  • Cardiac Management and Telemonitoring
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Behavioral Health
  • Incontinence Management
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation

RitKen & Assocites provide Wound, Ostomy, and Continence education tailored to meet your individual or institutional needs. As coordinators for the WOCN Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Course,  boasting a > 96% pass rate for attendees over the previous 4 years – this course can be accomplished on-site or on-line (online course includes a one day face to face session for practical skill assessment and evaluation). Attendees are provided 24 CEU’s upon successful course completion and meet criteria required in preparation for certification with the WOCNCB (Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certification Board).  Successful passing of the WOCNCB WTA Certification exam permits the licensed nurse to use the WTA-C Credentials (Wound Treatment Associate-Certified). The certification is good for 5 years which at that time the nurse may choose to re-certify if desired.