Ostomy Management Specialist Certification

Ostomy Management Specialist Certification

Each year thousands of individuals in the United States face life changing surgeries that require trained professionals to care for their unique, lifelong needs.

The Ostomy Management Specialist® (OMS) certification program is a week long course created and designed by multidisciplinary clinicians, with input from patients and caregivers.  This program was created due to the overwhelming requests to WCEI® by their alumni, multidiscipline clinicians in nursing, medicine and therapy, along with industry that supports patients with ostomies.  The message we heard, was there is just not enough ostomy nurses available to meet the needs of this underserved patient population. This program requires you to complete an at home pre-course computer based module prior to attending the on-site portion of the class.

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Exam: Fri 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Health care providers with an active unrestricted license and who have practiced the equivalent of 1 year full-time within the last five years as a: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physicians or Physician Assistant may sit for the exam. The OMS Exam is offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®).

The Ostomy Management Specialist (OMS) Certification course includes eight (8) self-paced computer- based IN-HOME instructional pre-modules (also viewable on iPad), that must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion. Instructors include a physician and nurses from diverse health care backgrounds, who are credentialed, dynamic and passionate about Ostomy Management. The program will prepare the attendee for the Ostomy Management Specialist certification exam.  The required in-home pre-module study takes 15-30 hours to complete. Please allocate sufficient time to complete the modules prior to taking the on-site course and exam. Due to the pre-module in-home requirements, all registrations must be submitted and paid in full no less than 30 days prior to course date. Home study instructions and link to computer-based modules will be emailed to you within 48 hours of registration and payment submission.  If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please call 1.877.462.9234.

No cancellations or refunds once online module has been accessed.

Upon successful completion of the OMS certification course, qualified participants are eligible to take the OMS Exam. The OMS Exam is offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care® and Ostomy (NAWCO®). OMS initials are the credential mark of the NAWCO certification and can be used after passing the exam. OMS provides an added credential beyond licensure and demonstrates by examination the acquired core body of specialized knowledge.

Click HERE for course content summary.

After submitting payment, please print, complete, and fax application to 318.342.1451.  Please call 318.342.1030 for assistance.


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