2017 Regional Fall Conference Registration Now Open!
Salt Lake City - Look Back!

Were you lucky enough to attend the 2017 WOCN National Conference?  If so, take a peek at the newest Conference photo gallery for a look back at another great conference!   If not,,,scroll through and see if you can identify NCR member friends and colleagues and make plans NOW to attend our regional conference coming this Fall 2017 in Wausau WI!

2017 WOCN National Conference Gallery

Thanks to all voting members, and…CONGRATULATIONS to our recently elected board members!

Starting Fall 2017:

Barb Provo will begin a second term as Treasurer, Sherry Tiennes will serve as our new Membership/Public Policy Chair, and Sandra Oehlke will begin her new position as Secretary.

Member Spotlight

Get to know our members!  Quarterly snippets about fellow North Central members from around our region.

Last quarter highlighted two members from Minnesota.  Up next: Wausau, WI—located in the middle of north central Wisconsin. Wausau is surrounded by woods, lakes and hills, where it’s residents enjoy a combination of big-city amenities and small-town hospitality.  Don’t miss out on experiencing some Wausau style hospitality and make your plans now to attend our region’s 2017 Fall conference!

Meet Lisa Nowicki!    BSN, RN, CMSRN, CWOCN, CFCN

Lisa is employed at Aspirus Wound and Hyperbaric center; a hospital based wound clinic that provides wound and ostomy care to the inpatient setting, as well as care for ostomy patients on an outpatient basis.

Lisa’s other “jobs” include being mother to 13 year old daughter, Anna , and assisting her husband with duties on their farm raising grass-fed beef, chickens and eggs.  In the summer, she tends to a large yard with many flower beds, a vegetable garden and an orchard that includes a variety of fruit trees.  Lisa enjoys being active and states she “exercises every day”, many days walking her dog Lucy.  In the winter she enjoys quilting.  If that wasn’t enough to make the rest of us feel like slugs…..Lisa is the planning chairperson for our regional Fall conference!

Meet Patty Cimino! BSN, RN, CWOCN

Patty is a native of the Mosinee, WI and grew up on a farm in Central Wisconsin. She obtained her Diploma in Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Marshfield, WI and her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Patty completed Emory University’s WOCNEP and became a member of the WOCN Society in 1996.

Patty has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years and 20 years as a practicing CWOCN. She has been published in the Journal of WOCN and presented several posters at the National WOCN Society conferences.

Patty has been married to her husband, Chris, for 35 years and is the proud mother of 3 adult daughters, Katy, Sarah and Erin. Patty and Chris have two dogs: A humble black Lab named Custer and his little brother, Opie, who is a bossy fawn-colored Pug. You can only guess who runs the house!

When not at work, Patty enjoys gardening, audio suspense novels, pencil sketching, cake decorating, and sings on the Worship Team at her church.

Currently employed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital’s Wound and Hyperbaric Center, Patty is a colleague of Lisa and looking forward to welcoming you to Wausau !

North Central Region’s Dollars at Work!

In addition to annual educational scholarships, your region’s dollars go to fund great things such as assisting with youth rally funding. Click here to read about the youth rally and appreciative letters from the CFO and a youth rally camper!

Click here to learn about member benefits and join or renew your membership!

Please check out the listing of the new officers for the region. Just click on the “Board Members” link in the top menu.


The North Central Region consists of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota.