PBRMC’s Devona Gibbs Achieves Recertification for Excellence in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (June 27, 2012) - Providing extraordinary care for our community and delivering on the promise to Care for Our Future is a commitment from every member of Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’s staff. In demonstration of this ongoing effort, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center (PBRMC) is proud to announce that Devona Gibbs, FNP-BC, CWOCN, has been re-certified in the area of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing.

Devona has over 20 years experience as a certified Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse. Her commitment to patient care and to excellence in her field is recognized by her ability to achieve these credentials five times over her career.

Certification is a voluntary process designed to ensure professionals in this field have the current knowledge and training in this specialty. Devona’s recertification formally recognizes a level of specialty knowledge beyond traditional nursing, demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest medical standards in Wound, Ostomy & Continence nursing and supports PBRMC’s continuing efforts to ensure the protection and well being of our patients and our community.

The WOCNCB ensures the relevance of its credentials by conducting job analysis every five to six years and continuously analyzing and updating certification exam questions and processes to reflect the most up to date practices and the ever changing evidence base. In addition, WOCNCB’s credentials are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC.) These prestigious boards demonstrate the WOCNCB’s high level of commitment to the development and administration of a legally defensible and psychometrically sound certification program.

About the WOCNCB

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board is a professional organization dedicated to providing consumer safety and protection by offering credentialing in the areas of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care nursing to registered nurses who meet WOCNCB’s stringent qualifications and pass its certification examination. WOCNCB certified nurses provide quality care to patients in a variety of settings, including wound clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare.

Today, over 6,600 WOCNCB certified nurses are practicing in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The WOCNCB’s wound, ostomy and continence certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABNSC).  For more information, contact the WOCNCB at (888) 496-2622, e-mail marketingmanager@wocncb.org, or visit www.wocncb.org.