Joyce PittmanPhD, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN
Dr. Joyce Pittman has over 35 years' experience in clinical practice including 17 years' experience as a certified wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurse and 13 years as a nurse practitioner. Dr. Pittman has a dual role with Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health—a large healthcare organization that is comprised of 18 acute-care facilities in the Midwest United States. Dr. Pittman provides system-wide expertise and leads the WOC Team at Indiana University Health-Methodist, a 750-bed Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Pittman is also an adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University School of Nursing, teaching in the nurse practitioner program and conducting research.
Dr. Pittman is section editor for the JWOCN, Chair for WOCN National Conference Planning Committee has published numerous journal articles, authored book chapters, provides expert clinical consultation regarding complex wound, ostomy, continence management, and is a national speaker regarding WOC conditions and issues. Dr. Pittman's practice and research are focused on improving the quality of life of those individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence issues and improving the quality of care in our healthcare systems. Joyce's research focus is on ostomy-related complications, self-management interventions, and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.