Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive
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!
Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive
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
Please note: only 6 seats are available for each course
March 13-17, 2023
May 8-12, 2023
June 5-9, 2023
July 24-28, 2023
October 16-20, 2023
November 6-10, 2023
The Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive is DIFFERENT.
The Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive with Whole Health Care is unique in that you will complete the course in just five days!
The Pre-Study portion is done online. You'll gain access to these modules once you register and choose your payment option.
The course, itself, is an in-person class with a low instructor/student ratio. Students gain knowledge through daily theory and practical. 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 in five days to implement your skills immediately!
After successfully completing the Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive 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 Online Pre-Study...
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 In-Person 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
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.
The pre-study portion is done 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.
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.
A starter kit is available as part of your registration. Please see your registration options here.
Must achieve 75% on the mandatory final exam. Students receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Nursing Foot Care.
Scrubs are to be worn daily. Please wear closed-toed shoes as there is clinical each day.
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.
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?
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 enrolment AND if not more than 10% of the course has been viewed. Refund requests may be sent to email@example.com
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?
Is the clinical portion done off-site?
No! The pre-study portion of the course is online. The 5-day intensive is at our centre, 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. 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 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 enrolment AND if not more than 10% of the pre-study online course has been viewed. Requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)