RECOGNITION

Mark Meyers is the 2016 WOCN of the year for the NW Region of the WOCN Society.

Mark got his BSN from San Francisco State in 1988. He received his CWOCN from Abbot Northwest University in 1991. He did a short stent as a Psych nurse but has spent most of his career in Home Health Nursing. He moved to Tillamook in 1996 and worked there until 2000. He did home health and some consulting in the acute care setting. He started his own educational consult business. He traveled around Oregon and Idaho teaching basic wound care seminars and then subsequently lower extremity seminars. These seminars resulted in Smith and Nephew offering Mark a position as a nurse educator and account manager. He worked in this role until 2004. He then began his career as a CWOCN for Providence Home Health. He is very respected for his knowledge. He is teaching classes for Portland community college’s CLIMB program every 4 to 6 months. He also teaches the senior spring Physical therapy class for wound and skin care at George Fox.

Mark is committed to education and building knowledge. He is passionate about teaching nurses and other healthcare providers about wound and ostomy care, from ongoing staff education to wound classes at the local community college. His love for understanding wounds is infectious and motivating. He’s been at it for a while and was working for Providence Home Health as their first and only CWON and has helped build the department to now staff 8 full time CWONs.