FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)
Policies and Procedures Manual - Kingston, ON
Last Revised: December 5, 2018
The curriculum for Part 2 was developed by Foot Care Kingston and is administered by Foot Care Kingston and our education partners in select locations across Ontario and British Columbia. Each location uses the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and this FCN Part 2 Course Outline.
- This course is being offered over a period of of 5 days.
- Option 1: June 14, 15, 16th (Fri-Sat & Sun) + June 19th (Wed) & June 26th (Wed), 2019 (Early bird tuition available until April 12, 2019)
- Option 2: Nov 8, 9, 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun) + Nov 20 (Wed) & Nov 27th (Wed), 2019 (Early bird tuition available until September 6, 2019)
NOTE: Start and end times vary depending on the location and the day!!
Friday - 5pm - 9pm (St. Lawrence College) *Nov 8th may be from 6pm - 10pm. To be confirmed.*
Please wait at the front entrance (east) of the front lobby of the college 15 mins before the course begins and someone will be there to greet you and escort you down to the lab. If running late, please join the rest of the group by going to nursing lab 00210 in the basement.
Saturday & Sunday - 9am - 7pm (St. Lawrence College)
Wednesdays - 8am - 8pm (Kingston Community Health Center)
Students registering after the deadline will be added to a wait list. If accepted to the course, an additional fee of $150 + tax will be applicable.
For any queries regarding the Part 2 of the FCN course in Kingston please email email@example.com or call 613-217-FOOT (3668). We endeavor to respond to all queries within 1-3 business days.
- St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON (lab 00210 in the green wing on the ground floor - see map)
- Kingston Community Health Centre, 263 Weller Ave, Kingston, ON
Goal: Foster links between foot care professionals and assist in the development of a strong and knowledgeable foot care community.
Mission: Provide accessible, up to date and sustainable foot care nurse training courses that recognize provincial and national guidelines and standards of nursing care.
Values: Recognize that a dedicated, co-operative team of foot care nurse educators from across Canada can drive change through partnerships and by working together in order to inspire innovation in foot care nurse education.
Melissa Dion (Lead Educator) - Melissa is a graduate of Foot Care Kingston's 2014 FCN course and has been a Clinical Assistant for several courses since. Melissa currently works for a community nursing agency in the Kingston area.
Marie-Pierre Hamelin (Operations Management Support) - Marie-Pierre Hamelin is Foot Care Kingston's Operations Management Consultant and Liaison. She has worked with Foot Care Kingston for 3 years and during this time has played a key role ensuring the smooth running of operations of Foot Care Kingston, including the registration for the FCN course Part 1 and for Kingston's Part 2. For more information on Marie-Pierre's experience and education, please visit her profile page.
When and how to register
Students must complete the Kingston Part 2 FCN Course Application to register. Students are invited to register at any time after they have started Part 1 of the FCN course. We strongly encourage all interested students to complete this application during their first month of participating in Part 1. Part 2 of the FCN courses runs on a 'first come, first served basis' and requires a minimum numbers of students per class.
Minimum and maximum participants requirements
- Minimum 3 students
- Maximum 9 students
Possible flexibility on this criteria may be extended. A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after the program maximum has been reached. Nurses may need to choose another location or different dates to attend part 2 if the Kingston location cannot accommodate them on specific dates, such as if minimum number of nurses required to run the program are not reached or have exceeded their maximum number of students.
How much is tuition?
- 2019: $1977.50 ($1750.00 + HST $227.50)
- 2020: $2,373.00 ($2,100.00+ HST $273.00)
What is included in tuition?
- 43 hours of clinical + 3 hours of mentorship
- a certificate of completion on successfully meeting minimum requirements of the course
What are the payment methods?
Accepted methods of payment are e-transfer and money order. There is an additional processing fee of $50.00 + tax for payment by money order. Direct deposit may be available if tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Note that we do not accept credit cards. For more information about why we do not accept credit cards, please visit our Q & A page. Details on how to proceed with payment will be provided in your course acceptance email. Please wait to receive your acceptance email prior to sending any funds.
Expenses not included in the tuition
- See Supporting Documents, Instruments and Supplies section
- Food & Drink – Students are responsible for their own food and drinks each day.
- Costs for accommodation & travel to and from clinical and mentorship locations
- Parking (if any)
- Tuition for FCN Part 1
- Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational, technical, and administrative support schedules or activities as per the course outline (such as requests for remedial assignments, course transcripts, third party correspondence, letters, etc.).
Should you wish to withdraw, note that tuition received is non-refundable. Tuition is allocated towards course expenses from the date of receipt, including room bookings, team hires and coordinating pre-course activities such as volunteer client bookings, etc. It is the student's responsibility to attend this course in its entirety for the dates and times registered to receive their final mark and certificate.
Students unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances have the following two options:
Option 1 - Students may be able to defer to the next available Kingston Part 2 on a standby basis, subject to a re-entry fee, space availability and approval from Foot Care Kingston's Director. The following criteria applies to students on standby:
- Students can only be on the standby list for a period of 12 month after successfully completing Part 1.
- Students who are on standby are not guaranteed a space in the course.
- Should a space be available, students on standby will be contacted shortly before the Kingston FCN Part 2 start date and offered the opportunity to join the class for the re-entry fee of $250 + tax.
- Should a space not be available within 12 months of completing FCN Part 1, students will be required to register for and complete FCN Part 1 again. Returning students can register for FCN Part 1 at the discounted rate of $250 + tax. After successfully completing Part 1, students will then be required to register and pay full price tuition for FCN Part 2.
Option 2 - Students who are still within 12 months of successfully completing Part 1 can secure their space for FCN Part 2 with at any FCN Part 2 location by registering with their preferred location and paying full price tuition. Exceptions to the 12-month rule may be allowed in extenuating circumstances. Students are to contact their Part 2 location of choice to discuss their unique circumstances and for more detail.
Applicants currently registered in FCN Part 1 and meeting all other course prerequisites will be accepted to this course on the conditional basis that they complete FCN Part 1 with a minimum grade of 75%. If the minimum grade requirement is not achieved for FCN Part 1, applicants will have a choice to receive a refund for FCN Part 2 or defer their tuition to the next available Kingston FCN Part 2.
If Foot Care Kingston cancels the FCN Part 2 due to low enrollment or any other unexpected reason, students will be informed and will receive a full refund.
The items listed below are not included in the cost of tuition.
The following items are due 1 month before the first day of clinical. Please refer to the Policies and Procedures Unique to Facility section for details:
- Signed Privacy and Confidentiality Agreement
- Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
Students will be expected to arrive on their first day of clinical with:
- A hard copy or electronic copy of at least $2 million personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance).
- Printed or online 'receipt' of showing current non-restricted Nursing Registration/License from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Hard copy government issued photo ID.
- Course Textbook - Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada
- A printed copy of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses' National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017)
- Student Equipment and Supplies Kit - Can be purchased through Quality FootCare Products (ON). Ask your Educator for the 'special course code' so you can get a discounted rate of ~$700 - $800 (includes taxes and shipping). Nurses can choose to order these items from other foot care suppliers and be responsible to ensure they have the equivalent quality items and quantities.
Each nurse is to have the following items (no more, no less):
- 1 package of baby wipes
- 1 roll micropore tape
- 5 - 4x4's sterile gauze
- 5 - 2x2's sterile gauze
- 30 alcohol swabs
- 5 bandaids
- 1 eye protection
- 1 mirror
- 20 patient foot pads (paper & plastic layer)
- 10 single-use monofilaments
- 20 packs of single-use moisturizers
- 1 bottle of disinfectant wipes
- 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
- 15 sets of non-sterile, non-latex gloves
- 15 N95 masks
- 15 isolation gowns
- 10 sets of sterile single-use disposable instruments (includes 1 nipper, 1 blacks file, 1 foot file)
- 10 sterile single-use burs
- 1 'podiatric rotary instrument' designed for use on human skin (not hardware brand)
Students must follow the privacy and confidentiality standards provided by the hosting agency. An electronic copy of these standards will be provided after registration for the student to read and sign.
- A name tag will be provided to the student and is to be worn at all times.
- Scrubs/uniforms and closed toe and heel shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face.
- Bring your smile! You will have lots of fun learning new skills.
- DUE 1 MONTH BEFORE THE COURSE START DATE - Students are required to mail a signed copy of the hosting agency's privacy and confidentiality agreement to the hosting agency at least 1 month prior to the first course date. Students must follow the privacy and confidentiality standards provided by this location. An electronic copy of the form will be provided following registration.
- DUE 1 MONTH BEFORE THE COURSE START DATE - Students must acquire and mail a stamped hard copy of a police security clearance certificate from a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check to the hosting agency, to be received by the hosting agency no later than one month prior to the course start date.
- The Police Information Check and Vulnerable sector check must be completed within 6 months of to the start of FCN Part 2.
- Students must apply for this check through their local police department.
- If requested as part of the application process for the check, please select the 'student placement' option as your role and the 'Kingston Community Health Centre' as the placement location/agency.
- For the Kingson Police, if the request for the check is completed online, you may be required to go down to the office once the check is completed to sign the form. If applying in person, the check can sometimes take a little as 30 minutes, or can take several weeks depending on multiple factors. You will need 2 pieces of ID to complete the Police Information Check application process, including one government ID with photo. For more information and to apply online, students are invited to visit the Kingston Police K-PIC webpage.