This CNA accredited Advanced Foot care Nurse Certificate program provides Registered Nurses (RN's), Nurse Practitioners (NP's) Registered Practical Nurses (RPN's) and License Practical Nurses (LPN's) throughout Canada with all the skills necessary to function as a professional foot care nurse providing nursing foot care services and treatment for diabetic and the geriatric clients.
According the world health organization millions of patients worldwide are affected by diabetic. With the many patients diagnosed with diabetes approximately 90% will die as a result of complications of diabetes, including gangrene, amputation of the foot. The nurse can play a very important role in providing effective foot care treatment in collaboration with the client, and the multidisciplinary team in the management of patients diagnosed with diabetes.
This course follows current best practice guidelines and evidence based practice regarding foot care treatment and assessment.
What is Diabetes: type 1 and type 2 of the disease process including prevalence, diagnoses, treatment, management, nutrition, medication.
Pathological condition of the diabetic client feet.
Ulcer risk prevention and the diabetic client,
- Assessment, health teaching and documentation specific to basic and advanced high risk nursing foot care
- Foot care tools equipment and supplies, cutting nails, callous and corn removal.
- CNO standards, RNAO best practice guidelines for diabetic foot care assessment, infection prevention and infection control standards as per Health Canada.
- Clinical practice guidelines 2018 on diabetes foot care. Diabetes Canada
Practical advice and information on setting up a private foot care business in Ontario will be provided.
Entrance requirement: a current non-restricted nursing registration license as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, license practical nurse, or registered practical nurse with your College of Nurses in your country.
Nurses in Ontario will be expected to become members of the Registered Nurses Association Ontario- RNAO, or the Registered Practical Nurses Association Ontario - RPNAO in order to obtain liability insurance.
Course material: Foot care manual and foot care kit is not included. Student will be given the names of foot care suppliers where you will be able to purchase foot care supplies and equipment at wholesale price.
You will be expected to find on your own 20 case studies and upon completion of your foot care treatments, submit all 20 case studies using the high risk nursing assessment, nursing process, with before and after pictures of your treatment.
Foot care manual is not necessary if you are taking the course online
This course is can be taken in class, Hybrid or Online
Please contact us regarding your preference
For online students taking this course, once you have been accepted into this course and your payment of tuition fee is made. Your confirmation of enrollment in the course will be confirm and you will be issued with your online access to complete this course, no refund will be issued after online access is given to complete this course.
There will be no refund of tuition fees paid for students completing this course online. Once the online access to complete this course is given, you will have 10 weeks to complete the course from your start date.
For nurses in Ontario, you may receive reimbursement from your associations for tuition fee paid. Please contact RNAO or RPNAO for application form for funding grant up to $1500./year to those who qualify.
Course duration 110 hours including theory clinical and completion of 20 case studies that you will find on your own. The 20 case studies constitute the practical component of this course.
Case studies must follow school's format with before and after pictures of the treatment and write up using the nursing process.
Online students are encouraged to shadow a foot care nurse for 1 day in your community. This allows students to observe what a foot care nurse does in the community setting or in private practice. If this is not possible or available in your community, we encourage you to follow the video clips and steps suggested in the online foot care course materials. To complete your 20 case studies that you will find on your own.
The 20 case studies do not have to be high risk clients. Although we prefer that you are treating high risk clients, we are aware that you may not be able to find 20 high risk case studies. Please note where necessary that you can use your family members and friends to complete the 20 case studies required to completing the practical component of this course.
For online students having difficulties in finding case studies or finding a foot care nurse to shadow. Please note that you will have the option at week 4 or before the end of your 10 week course duration to come to Brampton at your own expense to shadow a nurse and or practice performing high foot care treatments.
The college reserves the right to cancel or change the date and time of onsite clinic visit, as clients may have unforeseen circumstances and need to cancel appointment. In this case students will be notified within a 24 hours of the client confirmation of treatment.
For students who would like further support in performing foot care treatment for high risk clients, support and mentor ship opportunity is available in Brampton.
To register please fill out the online form and we will follow up with your regarding your payment and acceptance in the program
Flexible Start Dates Available.
Upon completion of passing the theory, and passing the foot care nurse certification board CFCN competency exam, and submission of the 20 case studies that nurses will find on their own using the school's format, nurses will be awarded the Advanced Nursing Foot care Certificate, and CFCN certificate of membership with the Foot care Nurse Certification Board.
Please fill out the form and submit if you would like to register in the next course