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Skin and Wound Care Management

Certifications Clinical
Skin and Wound Care Management


We offer onsite and online courses in skin, wound, diabetic wound, and ostomy management. Courses are based on current standards of care and evidence-based research. They are designed for people who are passionate about wound care, who want to be legally defensible at bedside, and are preparing for the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) Board exams. Courses are interprofessional with a team approach to care for wound, diabetic, and ostomy patients across many disciplines.


Wound Care Certified


Skin and Wound Care Management
This course offers an evidence-based approach to wound management with current standards of care practices to keep clinicians legally defensible at bedside.


Ostomy Management
This course will take you through the anatomy and physiology of the systems involved in fecal/urinary diversions. The course includes hands-on skills training workshops and online pre-course modules.


Diabetic Wound Management
This course takes you through the science of the disease process and covers the unique needs of a diabetic patient.


Who Should Enroll?

Anyone interested in Skin and Wound Care.


How Do I Register?

Please click on the Register button below and follow the 4 step process.


  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a benefited employee typically working 20 or more hours per week.
  • Must be a BHMT eligible participant.
  • Must understand and agree with the BHMT Student Agreement for Participants in Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust Programs.

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Academic Calendar


Additional Requirement Information


For NAWCO WCC® & NWCC® Certification
For participants interested in Wound Care Certification, additional requirements must be met to sit for the certification exam which includes all of the following:


  1. Active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physician or Physician’s Assistant.
  2. Successful graduate of the WCEI Skin and Wound Management course.
  3. Must meet one of the following options:
    1. Documentation of active involvement in the care of wound care patients or in management, education or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least 2-years full-time/4-years part-time within the past five years. Please note: Candidate’s wound care experience must be a component of daily licensed job duties. This includes experience from such care settings as Acute Care, Long Term Care, Home Health, etc.
    2. For Registered Dietitians, must have practiced for 1-year full-time or 2-years part-time
    3. Complete a minimum of 120-hours of hands-on clinical training with an NAWCO approved clinical preceptor after completion of “Skin and Wound Management Certification Training Course”.
  4. Completion of application and required supporting documentation.
  5. Receive passing score of 70% or greater on the WCC exam. Receive a passing score of 85% or greater on the NWCC exam.
    1. For Qualified candidates, a proctored paper and pencil examination is available onsite following our Skin and Wound Care Training Course.
    2. Computerized versions of the examination are administered at computer-based testing facilities managed by LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing.


Additional Class Offerings Onsite


Onsite Course Curriculum for Wounds

  • Wound Assessment, Etiology, and Characteristics
  • Wound Management Interventions
  • Wound Bed Preparation
  • Arterial Vascular and Diabetic Ulcers Special Wound Care Needs
  • Adjunctive Treatment Modalities Nutritional Management
  • Bacterial Burden
  • Continuity of Care




Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.



Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Development Coach if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.