FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)
Policies and Procedures Manual - Kamloops, BC
The Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course is designed for nurses new to foot care and for experienced foot care nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a foot care nurse within a health care team. This comprehensive, advanced, and diabetic foot care program follows current Best Practice Guidelines and evidence-based practice.
Part 2 of the FCN course provides hands on learning opportunities for students to practice their foot care skills. This part of the FCN course is a mentorship and clinical program offered in a central location and facilitated by an on site Foot Care Nurse Educator.
Part 2 of the FCN course in Kamloops is not administered by Foot Care Kingston, but is independently administered by Whole Health Care, one of Foot Care Kingston's education partners. Tuition for Part 2 is not included in the tuition for Part 1.
- Applicants must have successfully completed Part 1 of the FCN course through Foot Care Kingston with a minimum grade of 75%.
- Applicants must start Part 2 within 12 months of graduating from Part 1. Exceptions to the 12 month rule may be allowed in extenuating circumstances. Applicants are to contact their Part 2 location of choice to discuss their unique circumstances and for more details.
- Each applicant must carry and show proof of at least $2 Million personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance).
- Each applicant must hold a current non-restricted Nursing Registration/License (temporary or full) from the territory or province in which they reside and will be taking their Part 2 FCN course.
- Each student must show proof of completion of the two Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) free online courses (as per online workbook resources in FCN Part 1 – Assignment #6 – IPAC).
- The student is expected to have purchased the following textbook for Part 1 FCN course: Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada.
Hours: 8am to 5pm
1. January 29th to February 2nd, 2018
2. May 7th - 11th, 2018
3. September 24th - 28th, 2018
Our address is: 199 Plover Rd., Kamloops, BC V2C 4N9
Facility Profile Highlights
- Whole Health Care Inc., located in Kamloops, BC, specializes in Mobile Nursing Foot Care and Foot Care Nurse Training Programs.
- Well respected and well known to many physicians and clinics for providing excellent, safe, professional foot care.
- Foot Care clinics are held at various locations in the city and surrounding areas.
- We follow current Best Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Practice including instrument management and sterilization protocols.
- Reprocessing services are completed from the office of Whole Health Care Inc.
- All instruments used are multi use instruments and are “sterile to the point of use”.
- Hosting Location TBA
- All clinical is held on site with Whole Heath Care clients. Permission to be a student model is obtained from clients in advance.
To broaden minds by inspiring excellence in our students while cultivating a passion for foot care education by providing accessible, current foot care nurse training programs.
We are committed to providing our students with the highest standards of education by fostering the skills, knowledge, and professionalism essential to becoming a Foot Care Nurse.
- Treat others as we expect to be treated…
- Trust and respect for clients and health professionals
- Respect the rights and choices of clients
- Establish relationship based on mutual trust, confidentiality and respect between client and nurse
- Safe and ethical care for all
- Evidence-based practice
- Highest standards of professional accountability
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
- Work with enthusiasm
- Do the right thing
Committed to moving you forward…
Colleen Thom RN, FCN, Owner/Manager Whole Health Care Inc.
- RN 35+ years
- Peri-operative Nurse, Med-Surg Nursing, Geriatrics
- In Business 25+ years
- Lead Educator Whole Health Care Inc.
- Passionate about elevating standards of care and nurse education
When and how to register
It is the student's responsibility to connect with Whole Health Care during their first month of participating in Part 1. This allows the student an opportunity to discuss Part 2, review registration policies and provide their contact information. Part 2 courses run on a 'first come, first served basis' and also are based on minimum numbers of students per class. Calling ahead of scheduled Part 2 courses allows Whole Health Care to communicate with those who are interested and gives Whole Health Care time to prepare or advertise if necessary.
- Online: www.whckamloops.ca
- Call the office at 250-819-1632
- At Whole Health Care, our wait list is on a ‘first come, first serve basis’. Prospective students will be required to complete the application. Tuition fees are due upon acceptance to the course. Payment of tuition secures your space in the course.
Minimum and Maximum Participants Requirements
Part 2 of the FCN course will be offered with a minimum registration of 4 students and a maximum of 10 students (possible flexibility on these criteria may be extended by the lead educator). A wait list will be maintained for any students wishing to register after the course maximum has been reached.
How much is tuition?
$2625 ($2500 + $125 GST) *Includes all equipment, instruments, supplies for clinical and snacks*
What is included in the tuition?
- 5 days of clinical mentorship
- Certificate of completion
- On-going student support and coaching available following the course
- All supplies required for foot care
- Sterilized instruments including specialty instruments
- Use of Micro-Air Podiatric Drill
- All PPE except personal protective eyewear
- Snacks and beverages are included throughout the week (Please notify Whole Health Care of any food allergies).
- Note that meals are the responsibility of the student.
What are the payment methods?
- Visa, Master Card, American Express
- E-transfer, Certified Cheque or Money Order
- Tuition must be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course
$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration (administrative cost). Activities and expenses are made on your behalf from the date of receipt.
Refund, will be given, if a student cancels before 15 days, minus the administrative cost. There may be extending circumstances in which a student may wish to re-book the course, in this case 50% will be held back until such date.
Full program fees will be refunded if the program is cancelled by Whole Health Care Inc.
In the event that the program fills, nurses will be placed on a wait list in the order in which they have expressed interest either by email to email@example.com or phone 1-250-819-1632. We will do our best to let nurses know as soon as a spot opens up.
What students are to bring?
All supplies and equipment are provided for the student.
- Please bring your own protective eye wear if needed.
Other expenses not included in the tuition(expected expense)/where and how to purchase
Discussion will be held regarding equipment/supplies and available vendors throughout the course.
How will you protect student information?
We comply with current provincial and federal privacy laws. All student information will be held in hard copy in a locked cabinet on site for 7 years.
What policies are in place to protect client information during clinical?
Students will adhere to their individual professional standards of privacy and confidentiality outlined by their professional organizations in addition to the policies and procedures of Whole Health Care Inc.
All clients sign an Authorization for Foot Care performed by a student prior to their visit. All client’s records and/or photos are property of Whole Health Care Inc.
Client information will be recorded and held in a locked filing cabinet in the office of Whole Health Care Inc. for 7 years.
Students are required to wear uniforms at all times.
- All students will sign a confidentiality and non-compete waiver
- No cell phones during class or clinical time – permitted in breaks only
- Contact Lead Educator for specific questions or concerns