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Advanced Nursing Foot Care Course

Learn the principles, knowledge and skills that will ensure immediate success as a Foot Care Nurse.

You’ve thought about becoming a Foot Care Nurse but you’re feeling uncertain.

 

You’re probably thinking:
 

“I have no idea how to start out in this!”

"I want to expand my scope of nursing skills and make a difference…"

"Will doing foot care be able to support me and my family?"

"Do I have the ability to begin a business as a foot care nurse?"

How would your life be different if you could be in control of the hours you work?

You would finally feel successful having conquered your fears and seeing this through to the end.

You would feel proud with a new set of skills as a foot care nurse, knowing you can make a difference.

If you are:

  • Looking for a new avenue in your career and are interested in developing your skills in a growing field

  • A current practising RN, LPN, RPN or NP eager to begin a career as a Foot Care Nurse (FCN) or expand your scope of nursing skills

  • Transitioning into retirement and want more flexibility in your work schedule

  • Juggling a busy schedule and would appreciate learning in a self-paced online program with an intensive practical

  • Desire a deeper connection with your clients and feel you can create this by starting your own Nursing Foot Care business

  • A Foot Care Nurse (FCN) intending to update your competencies to restart, or continue, your Foot Care career with confidence and ease

  • ​Looking for a program that provides the principles, knowledge and skills that will ensure immediate success

...then you're in the right place!

INTRODUCING THE

Advanced Nursing Foot Care Course

 

Learn the principles, knowledge and skills that will ensure immediate success as a Foot Care Nurse.

This comprehensive course complies with National Competencies as set by the 

Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN)

regoptions

2024 Clinical Intakes

Please allow 6-8 weeks for the Theory

August 16-18, 2024

October 25-27, 2024

Advanced Nursing Foot Care course

(ANFC)

1 payment

$2497

The Advanced Nursing Foot Care course with Whole Health Care is unique...

 

The theory portion is done online.  You'll gain access to the theory once you register and pay.

The clinical is an intensive class with a low instructor/student ratio. Guided clinical activities are designed to meet course outcomes and integrate knowledge using evidence-based practice.

 

This course is student-centered, engaging, and challenging.  Foot Care Nurses, experienced in daily practice, support you in your clinical component with first-hand knowledge and practical judgment.

 

To begin a career as a Foot Care Nurse, complete the course and implement your skills immediately!

After successfully completing the Advanced Nursing Foot Care course you’ll…

  • Gain the confidence to provide care according to best practice as the course follows the standards as set by the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses

  • Learn the principles, knowledge, and skills to provide safe foot care

  • Identify nail and skin disorders, structural deformities, and the risk factors impacting mobility

  • Understand the complexities of the high-risk foot, including Diabetes Mellitus 

  • Gain understanding of Instrument Management and Sterilization Standards within British Columbia and Canada

  • Learn advanced techniques in foot care with daily podiatric drill experience

  • Learn skills you can implement quickly following completion of the course

Advanced Course Topics

Introduction to Foot Care Nursing

Structure and Function of the Foot

Abnormal Conditions

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Wound Care

Infection Control

Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis, Orthotics, Footwear, Physiotherapy, Strength and Balance Training

Psychosocial Aspects of Care

Private Practice in Nursing Foot Care

Instruments and Preparing for Clinical

Case Studies

Course Theory

The course is delivered in a cohort-based online format, however you can proceed at your own pace throughout.

Students review assigned content which may include academic papers, information brochures, videos or more.

You will complete exercises and participate in monitored discussion forums.

A variety of quizzes and interactive self-knowledge activities provide you with feedback on your mastery of information.

You can experience these learning methods in advance by enrolling in the free

Nursing Foot Care Sampler Course

We know you’ll like what you see!

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Access to the internet for the on-line theory component

  • Ability to attend assigned clinical dates and location (see refund policy below) 

  • Active nursing license in BC and are in good standing with the British Columbia College of Nurses and midwives (BCCNM)

  • Out of province nurses: You will need to connect with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCMN) to obtain a temporary license for educational purposes to attend clinical  Contact information:

REFUNDS:

Due to the nature of the content delivery, no refunds are provided once a person has logged into a course. If you don’t complete both theory + clinical for your registered dates you will receive an incomplete and will need to register for a separate clinical course at your own expense ($950).

​COURSE FORMAT:

Theory is completed through our online learning platform.

The clinical portion is a 3-day intensive from Friday-Sunday.

COURSE ACTIVITIES:

This course is online/classroom based.  The clinical portion involves practical application of skills with supervised assessment performed on clients and fellow students.  

All foot care instruments, supplies and podiatric drills used during the clinical portion are provided for the duration of the program.​

ASSESSMENT:

The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students must complete all required activities to be eligible to participate in the clinical practicum. They are required to bring a portfolio of completed assignments to the clinical for discussion. Students completing both the online and clinical practicum are provided a Certificate of Completion.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Scrubs are to be worn in the clinical.  Please wear closed-toed shoes. 

Students are welcome to bring their own pre-fitted N95 mask.  

The Advanced Nursing Foot Care course helped me realize the impact that screening and referral could have on a client’s well-being.

Brandy Adams, LPN, FCN

Ready to become an Advanced Foot Care Nurse?

Advanced Nursing Foot Care course

(ANFC)

1 payment

$2497

You probably have some questions like…

How does this course benefit me?

Our training is for those nurses who want to ensure immediate success while completing quickly, allowing you to start a business in foot care or gain employment as a Foot Care Nurse (FCN). The course follows the standards as laid out by the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN)

 

Does the online portion need to be completed before the start date of the in-person clinical?

Yes!

 

Is the clinical portion done off-site?

The clinical is done at Whole Health Care: 257 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

 

Will I be certified with this course?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion once you have completed the theory and clinical.

 

Is there a bursary or grant I can receive?

Yes! You can apply for a member education bursary through BCNU. If you are Métis, you can contact your Métis society to inquire about funding.

 

Can I begin a business once I complete the course? 

Yes! Successful completion of Advanced Nursing Foot Care course will allow you to set up your own foot care business.

 

Is a kit provided at the end of the course with supplies and tools?

Because methods to provide foot care are diverse, no kit is available at the end of the course. We provide all supplies and tools throughout the course.

 

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of the content delivery, no refunds are provided once a person has logged into a course. If you don’t complete both theory + clinical for your registered dates you will receive an incomplete and will need to register for a separate clinical course at your own expense ($950).

Is additional training offered?

Yes! Whole Health Care provides additional training options for Foot Care Nurses.  

Individual mentoring and support, instrument reprocessing, and Onyfix & Podoexpert certification are all available upon completion of the Advanced Nursing Foot Care course. 

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