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Inspiring Excellence in Nursing Education

Course Description

Total Hours: 70

The FCNEd course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the clinical and mentorship portion of a Foot Care Nurse course. This comprehensive course explores lesson and event planning, presentation skills, marketing, and health and safety. It also provides an overview of small business practice. The curriculum is based on current Best Practice Guidelines and evidence-based practice, including the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) and the WHO Nurse Educator Core Competencies (2016).

The FCNEd course is offered online and designed for students to complete at their own pace. Each of the five course sections includes an exercise and a section evaluation to be completed by the student. The course also includes two video practical components to be submitted electronically. 


Computer Access and Computer Literacy Requirements

  • Access to a high-speed internet connection.
  • Access to a computer capable of downloading the most recent internet browsers, computer software and operating system updates. 
  • Ability to work through a web-based course, including the use of different websites and web applications. Students must be able to log onto the Educator Student Lounge, use personal email, download and view documents from PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and use shared documents and social media. Students must also have the ability to record a video on their computer and send a video file via email.
  • One-on-one computer technical support is not covered in the tuition, as technological issues are beyond the scope of the course Facilitator and administrators. Students must be confident in the reliability of their computer, in their computer skills and have the ability to independently problem solve any computer and software issues that may arise. Problem solving may include asking a friend or local IT professional for support or searching online for IT and course-related questions.



  • Tuition for Ontario nurses = $858.80 ($760.00 + 13% HST $98.80).
  • Nurses from across Canada are welcome to apply. The tuition rate of $760.00 + tax applies to all students taking this course.

*Tuition paid after the early bird deadline will be an additional $150.00 + tax.

Tuition includes:

  • Access to our website's secure FCNEd Student Lounge.
  • Five course section evaluations and exercises, as well as two video practical component evaluations to be submitted electronically.
  • A course Facilitator to review your progress on your weekly evaluations and respond to your queries.
  • Course administrative costs.

Tuition does not include:

  • The course textbooks.
  • Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational and administrative support activities, including requests for remedial evaluations, course transcripts and third-party correspondence.
  • Technical computer support

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

We advise prospective students to ensure this course is the right fit for them prior to sending tuition. Tuition received is non-refundableProspective students are also encouraged to contact us if they have any concerns prior to beginning your course.


Students meeting the minimum passing grade requirement of 85% will be provided with a certificate of completion from Foot Care Kingston. This does not guarantee an offer of employment.


Passing Grade: Students achieving a final mark of 85% or higher are considered to have met the FCNEd course exit competencies. Exit Competencies to be evaluated consist of the minimum set of skills and knowledge required to be an Educator for the clinical and mentorship portion a Foot Care Nurse course.

Each section will consist of a multiple choice, online evaluation based on readingsand an exercise to be submitted by email. 

The section online evaluations will account for 35% of the grade (7% each), the section exercises (submitted by email) will be worth 25% (5% each) and the 2 video practical assignments will each be worth 20%. 

The course sections are as follows:

  1. Lesson Planning, & Presentation Skills 
  2. Using Technology (webinars, online tools)
  3. Event/Course Planning
  4. Advertising & Self Promotion
  5. Small Business & Legal Considerations

Video Practical Assignment #1: Teaching a non-nursing related skill (submit with video the full lesson plan, materials sheet, handouts, assessment tools)

Video Practical Assignment #2: Teaching Hands-on Foot Care Skill (submit with video the full lesson plan, materials sheet, handouts, assessment tools)

Interpretation of Final Grades

Final Grade 85-100% (Pass)

  • Competent - Meets expectations for Exit Competencies
  • Recommendation – Student to receive a certificate of completion for the FCNEd course and is considered competent to be an Educator for the clinical and mentorship portion a Foot Care Nurse course. 

Final Grade 0-84% (Fail)  

  • Not Competent - Does not meet Exit Competencies effectively or consistently. 
  • Recommendation - Recommended to continue work as a Preceptor for the clinical and mentorship portion a Foot Care Nurse courseand secure endorsement from the Educator prior to applying for re-entry into the course.

FCNEd Exit Competencies

Upon completion of the course, the student must meet the Exit Competencies listed below which have been adapted for this course from the WHO Nurse Educator Core Competencies (2016).

1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development which incorporates educational theories, principles and models.

2.1 Design curricula which support context-based nursing practice needs and reflect current trends in the health-care environment.

2.2 Develop and implement a relevant course based on innovative teaching and learning strategies that facilitate active learning and achievement of learning outcomes. 

2.5 Create and maintain a safe environment that is conducive to learning in theoretical, clinical simulation and practice settings.

2.7 Incorporate and engage learners with the use of appropriate information technologies in teaching and learning processes.

2.8 Formulate evaluation tools for teaching and learning experiences, and use results to monitor learners’ performance and desired outcomes of courses. 

7.1 Monitor, assess and evaluate teaching and learning methods and experiences in relation to nursing outcomes and learner needs.

7.2 Evaluate own teaching competencies by seeking input from peers and students. Use feedback to improve role effectiveness. 

7.4 Foster learner’s self-assessment skills and reflection of teaching and learning activities.