Kingston (ON) Foot Care Nurse Course Part 2

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FCN 2 (Clinical)


Policies and Procedures Manual - Kingston, ON

  1. Course Description

  2. Course Prerequisites

  3. Course Dates & Registration DeadlinesFoot Care Nurse Student

  4. Contact Information

  5. Location

  6. Education Team Profile

  7. Registration

  8. Tuition

  9. Tuition Refund, Course Cancellation & Wait List


  10. Instruments & Supplies

  11. Privacy & Confidentiality Standards

  12. Dress Code

  13. Policies & Procedures Unique to Facility


Course Description

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 a team of on site Foot Care Nurse Educator(s) and clinical assistants.

Part 2 in Kingston is administered by Foot Care Kingston. Tuition for Part 2 is not included in tuition for Part 1.

Course Prerequisites

  • 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.

Course Dates & Registration Deadlines


  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fridays: 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
  • Wednesdays: 1100 hrs to 2000 hrs

Course Dates:

  1. May 14 -16 & June 6-7, 2018 (early bird tuition deadline: April 1, 2018 at 12am PST)
  2. Wednesdays Sept 19, Oct 3, 10, 17 & 24th, 2018 (early bird tuition deadline: July 31st, 2018 at 12am PST)

Students registering after the deadline will be added to a wait list. If accepted to the course, an additional fee of $100 + tax will be applicable.

Mentorship Dates: Students will be expected to attend a Kingston area foot care clinic with a member of our Part 2 education team for approximately 3 hours. Students enrolled in the Spring 2018 course will complete their mentorship hours between May 17th and June 5th, 2018. Students enrolled in the Fall 2018 course will complete their mentorship hours between September 20th and October 23rd, 2018. Mentorship hours will be discussed with each student prior to commencing Part 2, and are mandatory to proceed in the course.

Orientation Dates: Prior to attending day 1, students will be expected to attend an orientation session at the Part 2 (Clinical) location. Details (dates and times) are currently being finalized and will be posted as soon as available.

Contact Information

For any queries regarding the Part 2 of the FCN course in Kingston please email or call 613-217-FOOT (3668). We endeavor to respond to all queries within 1-3 business days.


Kingston Community Health Center, 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.

Education Team Profile

Cindy Lazenby (Lead Educator) -

Cindy Lazenby is the Owner and Director of Foot Care Kingston. She is the Lead Educator for Part 1 of the Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course, as well as Part 2 of the FCN course in Kingston. Since 1993, Cindy and her associates have trained over 4000 nurses across the country. Her expertise to design and deliver customized foot care courses has been sought out by a wide range of organizations including: community colleges, universities and government departments. She is passionate about education and committed to using this as a tool to support informed, effective, and consistent practices for nursing foot care in Canada.

Cindy is a founding contributor, and the first chair of the CAFCN (Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses), which aims to standardize best practices across the nation. She has an extensive history of advocating for improvements in nursing foot care in Canada. In addition to her Director and Educator responsibilities, Cindy is the Lead Author of Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada as well as the Lead of an Expert Task Force currently set on reviewing and providing recommendations for an official definition of 'basic' and 'advanced' foot care in Canada. 

Aside from being accused of being "obsessed with feet" for the last 25+ years by some of her friends and family, there are 4 important aspects of her life that give her a constant stream of joy: family, community, nature and health & wellness.

For more details on Cindy’s experience and education, please visit her profile page on Foot Care Kingston’s website.

Melissa Dion (Educator in Training) - Melissa Dion is in training to become an Educator. She 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. Within the clinical setting of Foot Clinics offered by her agency, she is available to provide mentorship to students completing the 3 hour mentorship portion of the course.

Clinical Assistants  - The number of Clinical Assistants for Part 2 will depend on the number of students registered for the course. We aim to keep a low student to teacher ratio in order to enrich the student's learning experience. All Clinical Assistants have several years of FCN experience.

Operations Management Support - Marie-Pierre Hamelin is Foot Care Kingston's Operations Management Consultant and Liaison. She has worked with Foot Care Kingston for 2 years and during this time has played a key role ensuring the smooth running of operations, particularly as is related to Part 1 of the FCN course. Some of Marie-Pierre's responsibilities include managing registration for Part 1, facilitating communication between the student and Educator as needed, web design and maintenance. Marie-Pierre's role is now growing to help facilitate the management of Part 2, including liaison with the Part 2 facilities and guest speakers. 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 8 students
  • Maximum 10 students


How much is tuition?

2018: $2,090.50 ($1,850.00 + HST $240.50)

What is included in the tuition?

  • Sterile Single-Use instruments (nippers, blacks files, foot files, scalpels, burs)
  • PPE’s (gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, alcohol gel, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
  • Use of miscellaneous health teaching supplies (moisturizers, padding, footwear & orthotic samples, foot models, mirror, etc.)
  • Use of assessment tools (tuning fork, reflex hammer, monofilaments, goniometer, etc.)
  • 3 hour mentorship + 5 days of clinical

What are the payment methods?  

  • Interac E-transfer
  • Money Order (Note that if you prefer to pay by money order, there is an additional $56.50 fee tax incl. for the extra processing involved. Please contact us for mailing details.)

Tuition Refund, Course Cancellation & Wait List Policy

Should you wish to withdraw, note that tuition received is non-refundable as activities and expenses were made on your behalf from the date of receipt. Subject to approval by the Lead Educator, you may apply to re-enter into the next Part 2 course, space permitting and subject to a re-entry fee.

Instruments & Supplies

What students are to bring?

  • Security clearance certificate
  • IPAC certificates for 2 Public Health Ontario free online courses (printed or on a memory stick)
  • Course Textbook - Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada.
  • Food & Drink – Students are responsible for their own food and drinks. There are many places to purchase food nearby.
  • Equipment and Supplies - At least 6 week prior to the course, students will be sent a detailed list of items that they will need to purchase and bring to clinical. The cost of these items are not included in tuition and typically ranges between ~$500 - $600 + tax and shipping charges. These items include:
    • Binder, file folders, ruler, paper and pens
    • Documents to print and bring with you
    • A list of foot care supplies and equipment required for clinical. (The list will include a recommended foot care equipment provider with an exchange policy allowing exchanges of any instrument or equipment purchased for clinical that you are not 100% satisfied with after clinical.)

Other expenses not included in the tuition/where and how to purchase

  • Accommodation & travel to and from clinical, mentorship and orientation
  • Tuition for Part 1 & course textbook
  • Printing of course handouts/materials
  • Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational, technical, and administrative support schedules or activities as per the course package (such as requests for remedial assignments, course transcripts, third party correspondence, letters, etc.)
  • Parking (if any)
  • Foot care documents, supplies and equipment as required (see above*)
  • Costs incurred for a security screen that will be required to attend both locations for the 40 hr Part 2 Clinical and the 3 hr mentorship

Privacy & Confidentiality Standards

This section is currently being updated. Our revised privacy and confidentiality standards will be shared with students prior to the start of Part 2.

Dress Code

  • Day 1-5: A name tag will be provided to the student and is to be worn at all times.
  • Day 1: Business casual
  • Day 2-5: Scrubs/uniforms and closed toe and heel shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face.

Policies & Procedures Unique to Facility

To meet the requirements of the locations for Part 2 (Clinical) and the 3 hour mentorship, students will be required to pass a security clearance and attend an orientation session prior to their participation in the course. This section will be updated with more details as they come available.