Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, CWON
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, CWON

University of Illinois, BSN

University of Virginia, MSN, FNP

Ferne has been a wound and ostomy nurse for 12 years. She has worked in all areas of the MCV/VCU health systems, providing care to both adults and pediatrics. She has also provided consultation for complex ostomies and fistula in the correctional systems in the central Virginia region.

Currently, Ferne provides wound and ostomy consultation to the NSICU, neurosurgical step-down and general wards. Additional areas of consultation include: trauma and trauma step-down, security care, and medicine specialties, with a concentration of post-ICU COVID patients, in cohort.

Her areas of concentration of care include trauma surgery and neurosurgical recovery.


Outside of work, Ferne enjoys walking her dog, spending time in a very small garden space, and visiting Virginia State Parks. Her goal is to visit and camp in all 39 state parks, having made it to six of them so far.