Director of Nursing Elected to Non-Profit Nursing Board

Posted by Janae Melvin on September 29, 2015 in Kathy, Kump, Nursing Director of Nursing Kathy Kump, MSN, MHSA, CWOCN, APRN, FNP-C, has been elected to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) and will begin her four-year term of office on January 1, 2016.

“This is a prestigious honor in my clinical specialty and this organization is internationally known and well respected,” said Kump. “I’m proud to have been chosen to serve on this board and look forward to addressing the needs of the organization as the health care industry continues to evolve and change.”

WOCNCB was founded in 1978 and is a non-profit nursing organization with members located around the world. They focus on certifying nurses who are specialists in the field of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care. While certification in this specialty field is voluntary, the organization encourages continued professional growth and provides the standard of knowledge that is required for certification allowing these individuals to assist their employers, fellow health professionals and the public in identifying and caring for individuals with these health issues.

“I believe my ability to look toward the future and encourage visionary direction is a major piece of what I will bring to this incredible group of nurses,” said Kump.

Kump is one of two new board members that were elected by their nursing peers through an online ballot on the organization’s website.