LAURIE LOVEJOY MCNICHOL, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN 2017 UNCG School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna


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

Her 28 year 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, the identification and management of incontinence associated dermatitis, and most recently, the identification, prevention and treatment of medical adhesive related skin injuries. She co-edited a core curriculum textbook on wound care, and has authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on a variety of skin, wound and ostomy related topics.  She has served as an invited speaker at nursing conferences in Brazil, Australia, Korea the UK and China as well as numerous venues throughout the Unites States.

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). She continues to be active in these groups leading special projects.  She has worked clinically in both the acute and home care settings. Laurie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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.