Nursing Student Receives Scholarship for Education in Wound Care


Christine Abacan

Christine Abacan

By Jeanne Leong

Christine Abacan, a Rutgers University–Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) student, has received a scholarship from the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Foundation.

A resident of Collingswood, she plans to use the $2,000 award to further her education.
During the spring 2020 semester, Abacan attended WOCNEP certification courses in person until the COVID-19 pandemic forced Rutgers to switch to remote learning in mid-March, making it more convenient for her to take classes while working full-time.

“What is great about the program is that there is an online option, so the lectures were seamlessly moved to an online format,” says Abacan.

She is expected to complete the Rutgers–Camden certification program in December.

A surgical intermediate nurse at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Abacan earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Rutgers–Camden in 2017. In addition to her nursing position at Cooper and taking WOCNEP courses at Rutgers–Camden, Abacan is pursuing a master of science in nursing degree at Rowan University.

Her future career goals include working in a family care practice or an urgent care center while doing wound, ostomy, and continence nursing consultations at hospitals or nursing homes. She also is open to the possibility of helping to run a wound care clinic.

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