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FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)

Policies and Procedures Manual - Castlegar/Nelson, BC

 

  1. Course Outline
  2. Dates & Registration Deadlines
  3. Contact Information
  4. Location
  5. Education Team Profile
  6. Registration
  7. Tuition
  8. Refund, Conditional Acceptance & Course Cancellation
  9. Supporting Documents, Instruments & Supplies
  10. Privacy & Confidentiality Standards
  11. Dress Code
  12. Policies & Procedures Unique to Facility

 

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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

Dates and times: July 12-14 & 19-21, 2019 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs NO scheduled classes)   8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early bird deadline: May 10, 2019 at 12 am PST

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


Location

Specific course location in Castlegar/Nelson to be determined closer to the course date.

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.

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 course (FCN Part 1), and has been the Lead Educator for Part 2 of the FCN course (FCN Part 2) in Kingston for the past 20+ years. Cindy has recently moved to Nelson, BC. She is already collaborating with Northern Health to teach FCN Part 2 in remote communities in Northern, BC, such as Kitimat. Soon, she plans to start teaching FCN Part 2 in the Kootenay Region located in BC's Interior, as well as in select BC First Nations communities. 

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

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.

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 Part 2 FCN Course Application to register. 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 

* A minimum of 6 students is required to run the course at this location. If fewer then 6 students register, students will be provided with the following options:

  1. Students will be given the choice to continue with the course as planned with an adjusted tuition amount for a total of $13,230.00 (tax incl.) divided by the number of participating students. Students will be individually consulted and their decision will remain confidential.
  2. If the decision to proceed with option 1 is not unanimous, students will have the option to either be reimbursed for FCN Part 2 or transfer their tuition to another FCN Part 2 location in British Columbia.

A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after 6 students have registered. 

How much is tuition?

Some employers and or local community organizations offer tuition assistance for this course. Each applicant is encouraged to inquire into their individual funding opportunities.

  • ​​2019: $2,205.00 ($2,100.00 + GST 105.00)

  • 2020: $2,205.00 ($2,100.00 + GST 105.00)

*Tuition may vary depending on the number of applicants. See section on minimum and maximum participant requirements for details.

What is included in the 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.).

Refund

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 Nelson/Castlegar 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 Nelson/Castlegar 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.

Conditional Acceptance

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 Nelson/Castlegar FCN Part 2.

Course Cancellation

Should Foot Care Kingston cancel FCN Part 2 due to low enrollment or any other unexpected reason, students will have the option to either be reimbursed for FCN Part 2 or transfer their tuition to another FCN Part 2 location in British Columbia.

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 British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.
     
  • 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 PediCare (BC) or 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 are encouraged to ask the supplier for a quote prior to deciding which company to purchase from. 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)

Nurses may be required to sign a privacy/confidentiality form at the location of mentorship or clinical and follow the privacy and confidentiality standards provided by each location on arrival on the 1st day of mentorship and clinical.

  • 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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