Ferne Elsass, MSN, RN, CWON, CPN
Disclosures: Speakers Bureau-Urgo North America


Ferne (Fern) Elsass (El-sass), from Children Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA


Ferne is a board-certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nurse specializing in the care of pediatric patients. She has practiced at Children Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA for over 20 years and is currently the Clinical Practice and Education Specialist for Wound and Ostomy. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Mid-Atlantic WOCN Society and the President of both the Hampton Roads WOCN Society and the Coastal Virginia Society of Pediatric Nurses.


Ferne received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech University and then received her Nursing Diploma from Sentara School of Health Professions. She obtained her Master’s degree from Liberty University with a concentration in Nursing Education and completed the Wound and Ostomy program at Metropolitan University followed by Board Certification as Wound and Ostomy nurse and Pediatric nurse.


Ferne is a content expert on pediatric wound and ostomy care, presenting on both those topics locally and nationally, and is an Associate Editor for WoundSource for pediatric content. She has published several articles and provided online video content on wound and ostomy care for the pediatric patient.