Mrs. Laurie L. McNichol MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health

Laurie McNichol is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Wound Ostomy and Continence Advanced Practice Nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Her career as a WOC Nurse has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, the care of the ostomy patient with a focus on the prevention of peristomal skin complications, incontinence-associated dermatitis and medical adhesive related skin injuries. She co-edited the core curriculum textbook on wound care, has published widely and contributed to each of the WOCN Society’s electronic decision support tools for bedside nurses. She has lectured both nationally and internationally.

An experienced nurse and nurse leader, Ms. McNichol served as the President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) and President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP, now NPIAP). She has worked clinically in both the acute and home care settings. Laurie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2017 was the Magnet Nurse of the Year® for New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements.

Ms. McNichol received her BSN from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and her MSN with a focus in gerontological nursing and post master’s certificate as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.