FINANCIALLY REWARDING

Wound care nurses are increasingly in high demand with a large cohort of specialists aging out of the workforce creating a significant clinical shortage. With high demand, comes higher salaries and better job opportunities for incoming wound care nurse specialists.

According to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN) Society's 2016 WOC Nursing Salary and Productivity Survey, the median annual salary for a certified WOC nurse.

EDUCATION

MEDIAN

75th PERCENTILE

Nurse*

$67,490

$82,400

WOCN with Bachelor’s Degree

$80,000

$90,000

WOCN with Master’s Degree

$98,000

$112,500

WOCN with PhD/Doctorate

$101,000

$122,500

*Per Indeed.com 2016 Registered Nurse Salary http://www.topregisterednurse.com/salary/.

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To this day, I am amazed about the opportunities in practice, education, and research this specialty provides. These opportunities have taken me all over the world, from classrooms to board rooms and from operating rooms to senior centers.

- Lia van Rijswijk, DNP, RN, CWCN