Mary Arnold Long obtained an Enterostomal Therapy certificate from Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. She achieved CETN (now CWOCN) certification in 1994 & advanced practice CWOCN certification in 2009. She is also board certified as a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN) & as an adult health clinical nurse specialist (ACNS-BC). In 2016 she was awarded her doctorate in nursing from Otterbein University.
Mary has served the Regional and National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society in many roles. In 2005, Mary was awarded the College of Mount St. Joseph Alumni Leadership Award. In 2008, she received the MidEast Region WOCN “CWOCN Nurse of the Year” award. In 2015, she was honored with a “Palmetto Gold” award, recognizing her as one of the 100 best nurses in South Carolina. In 2017, she was recognized as an Oak Hills High School Distinguished Alumnus. She practices full scope WOC Nursing inpatient, as well as having an ostomy outpatient practice, at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.
Following receipt of a Sage Grant from WOCN, Mary and her co-authors, published “Incontinence Associated Dermatitis in a Long Term Acute Care Facility” in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing in 2012. Her doctoral project, a Delphi study to determine consensus on whether incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and intertriginous dermatitis (ITD) should be included in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators was published in 2017. Data collection by she and her WOC team at Roper will provide three years of IAD and ITD epidemiological data published in JWOCN.