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FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)

Policies and Procedures Manual - Kingston, ON

 

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Last Revised: December 5, 2018

Course Outline

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


Dates & Registration Deadlines

  • This course is being offered over a period of of 5 days.

2019

  • 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 30 (Sat) + Dec 1 (Sun), 2019 (Early bird tuition available until September 6, 2019)

NOTE: Start and end times vary depending on the day!! On the first day of class,15 mins before the course begins, please wait at the front entrance (east) of the front lobby of St. Lawrence college 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 (see map). 

  • Friday:  5pm - 9pm 

  • All course dates except Friday: 9am - 8pm 

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.


Contact Information

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


Location

  1. St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON (lab 00210 in the green wing on the ground floor - see map)

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 6 students
  • Maximum 12 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 (includes 24 hours advanced nursing foot care skills, 16 hours of clinical practice skills and 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.).

Tuition received is non-refundable and cannot be deferred. 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. 

The items listed below are not included in the cost of tuition. 

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. 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. If ordering from another supplier, the student is solely responsible to ensure they have the equivalent quality items and quantities, and on the first day of class, must bring proof of purchase from a supplier that has a Medical Device Equipment License (MDEL) through Health Canada

    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.

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