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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

  • An 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 program with a short duration

  • 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 Intensive Course 

 

A 5-day intensive course where you will 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)

The Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive course is DIFFERENT.

The Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive course with Whole Health Care is unique in that you will complete the course in just five days!

 

Part 1 of this comprehensive course is online. Part 2 is an in-person environment with a low instructor/student ratio. Students gain knowledge through daily theory. 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, have the first-hand knowledge and practical judgment to support you in your clinical component.

 

To begin a career as a Foot Care Nurse, complete the course in five days to implement your skills immediately!

After successfully completing
the Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive 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 so that you can implement quickly following completion of the course

The Pre-Study Course

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology

This section is a review of A&P as it relates to the foot.

 

Module 2: Nail Disorders:

This section will teach you the different nail disorders of the nail plate and the nail bed.

 

Module 3: Skin Disorders:

This section will teach you about skin disorders as they relate to the foot.

Each teaching module is easy  to work through and there are workbooks to help you record and reflect on your answers, resulting in useful notes to review. No need to download the modules as you will receive these on Day 1  of the in-person course.

The 5-Day Intensive

Following the completion of the pre-study portion, you'll join us for the 5 day Intensive in-person portion where instruction will occur on the remaining topics:

  • Foot Care Assessment

  • Structural Deformities, Biomechanical Assessment, Orthotics

  • The High Risk Client  and Diabetes

  • Infection Control Guidelines

  • Instrument Management and Sterilization

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

This course is designed for the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and Nurse Practitioner. 

You will be required to provide a copy of your current nursing license during the registration process.​

 

​COURSE FORMAT:

The pre-study portion is taken online through our online learning platform.

The in-person portion is a 37.5 hour intensive program. Class takes place Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day.

COURSE ACTIVITIES:

This course is classroom based with instructor-led theory and daily clinical experience.  The daily 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.​

Supplies and equipment are available for purchase at Whole Health Care.

ASSESSMENT:

Must achieve 75% on the mandatory final exam. Students receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Nursing Foot Care.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Scrubs are to be worn daily.  Please wear closed-toed shoes as there is clinical each day.

Please note this program has limited seats to provide a low student to facilitator ratio, thereby ensuring the full benefits of this educational opportunity.  Early registration is advised.

Hi there! I'm Colleen Thom, founder and lead educator of Whole Health Care.

During my career as a peri-operative nurse, I experienced challenges with my health. I chose a new career direction. 

 

Although caring for feet did not appeal to me immediately, I discovered the need for foot care through research. Very few nurses had entered this field. I began Whole Health Care. 

 

I enthusiastically provided foot care for two years. Because of an increasing demand, employees were required. The Advanced Nursing Foot Care course was implemented, and nurses were trained to work together with Whole Health Care.

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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

Ready to become an Advanced Foot Care Nurse?

Your investment is just 1 x payment of $2497 CAD
or 2 x monthly payments of $1400 CAD.

We're so confident in the quality of this course and on the results you'll get by the end of it that we offer a money-back guarantee! Refunds may be requested up to 7 days after enrollment AND if not more than 10% of the course has been viewed. Refund requests may be sent to admin@whckamloops.ca

You probably have some questions like…

How does this course benefit me?

The in-person portion of the course is complete in just five days. 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 course?

Yes!

 

Is the clinical portion done off-site?

No! The pre-study portion of the course is online. The second portion (5-day intensive) is at our center, Whole Health Care, 257 Seymour St., Kamloops.

 

Will I be certified with this course?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion once you have completed the course and received a passing mark of 75%.

 

Is there a bursary or grant I can receive?

Yes! You can apply for a member education bursary through BCNU. Click here to find out more. If you are Metis, you can contact your Metis society to inquire about funding.

 

Can I begin a business once I complete the course? 

Yes! Successful completion of the Pre-study, the 5-day Intensive, and the final exam 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?

Yes! We are so confident in the quality of our course and the results you achieve that refunds may be requested up to seven days after enrollment AND if not more than 10% of the pre-study online course has been viewed. Requests may be sent to admin@whckamloops.ca.

 

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 Intensive course. Coming Soon….Business For Foot Care Nurses (new online course)

 

Become a FOOT CARE NURSE today!

Don’t let another year go by…

Listen to yourself, take action and follow the path you know is right for you. 

2022 / 2023 Dates
(for 5-day in-person intensive portion)

2022

October 17-21, 2022
November 14-18, 2022

2023

January 16-20, 2023
February 6-10, 2023
March 13-17, 2023