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Graduate Loyalty Discount

Foot Care Kingston is offering discounts to graduates and previous students for Part 1 of the FCN Course.


Part 1 FCN Course is getting a facelift!

The next Part 1 Foot Care Nurse course starts Sept 24, 2017. Spaces are limited, click here to register.


Part 2 FCN Course

The clinical mentorship portion of the FCN course is available at the following locations:

​ON:

  • Kingston
     
  • Pickering
     
  • Ottawa
     
  • Windsor
     
  • Paris
  • Thunder Bay

​BC: 

  • Kamloops

Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Foot Care Nurse Courses since 2007

  • Educator courses
  • New Part 2 FCN course locations
  • Refresher courses

In the Spotlight!

Julie Gauthier is leading the way in developing Foot Care Kingston's new Foot Care Nurse Educator course.


CAFCN National Competency Project

National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada published May 2017.


Thank You to the Team Behind the Nursing Foot Care Scenes in Canada

With the recent unveiling of the National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada, foot care nursing as we know it will never be the same!


Partnering with Foot Care Kingston

Foot Care Kingston's Director offers FREE 30 minute consultations on best practice course resources, including peer-reviewed textbooks and standardized curriculum.

Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada

We have a new book distributor - Quality Foot Care!


Clinical Corner - Call for Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewers and Task Force Experts

Foot Care Kingston is looking for definitions of 'Basic Foot Care' and 'Advanced Nursing Foot Care'.

   

Up to 80% LOYALTY Discounts for Foot Care Kingston FCN Graduates and Previous Students!

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) is developing its Foot Care Nurse certification process. In order to promote continuing competencies of acquired knowledge and skills and help former students prepare for certification, we are excited to announce discounts of up to 80% off tuition for Part 1 of the FCN course for all Foot Care Kingston's FCN course graduates (2007-2017), FCNEd graduates (2012 - 2015) and previous students that did not complete the Foot Care Nurse course (2013 - 2017).

Please visit Foot Care Kingston website for more details on upcoming continuing education courses and to register.

Part 1 Foot Care Nurse Course (online)

Part 2 Foot Care Nurse Course (BC and ON)

Beginning as early as the Fall of 2017, we will be offering a more user friendly, automated, multiple choice Part 1 Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course. 

Upcoming course dates:

  • September 24, 2017 - December 8, 2017
  • January 13, 2018 - March 30, 2018
  • April 14, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Part 1 of the FCN course is completed entirely online over a period of 11 weeks. With the support of their assigned Educator, students review course curriculum through weekly webinars by different interdisciplinary health care team members, supplementing theory and exercises from the course textbook. Registration is open year round. The early bird tuition rate for the Fall semester course is available until September 11, 2017.

Please visit the FCN 1 (Theory) page of the Foot Care Kingston website for more information. Click here to register for the next course.

Part 2 FCN course dates are available on the FCN 2 (Clinical) page of the Foot Care Kingston website. Please click on your location of choice below to find out more about the course being offered in your area.

ON:

BC:

 

 

 



Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Foot Care Nurse Courses since 2007

Foot Care Kingston is proud to have been a leader in education within the foot care nursing community, offering interdisciplinary peer-reviewed Foot Care Nurse (FCN) courses since 2007. Keeping with our commitment to further nursing foot care education in Canada, we are now collaborating with our partners to develop new education opportunities to meet the needs of nurses today. Included below is an update on our current endeavors. More details will be provided as they become available through our website and and subsequent newsletters.

Educator Courses (FCNEd) - We have a team assembled and currently hard at work, developing the curriculum for our new Foot Care Nurse Educator course. This course will be specifically designed for experienced and proficient foot care nurses to learn the art and science of teaching a standardized Foot Care Nurse course.The course is expected to be ready by January 2018 and include the use of automated, multiple choice assignments.  To be eligible for the FCNEd course, nurses will be required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have graduated Foot Care Kingston's updated Part 1 FCN (Fall 2017 or later) with a minimum 90%
  • Have graduated Foot Care Kingston's Part 2 FCN course within 5 years with a minimum 90%
  • Have graduated from an Adult Education course (with a theoretical component and a practicum) 

New Locations - As we will now be training new Foot Care Nurse Educators, we hope to soon develop new partnerships and add several Part 2 FCN course and continuing education locations across Canada. We look forward to identifying and developing relationships with potential partners from within our own FCNEd graduate cohorts, once the FCNEd course becomes available in 2018.

Refresher Courses - In preparation for roll out of CAFCN's certification process, as well as to support the continuing education of our graduates, education partners currently offering Part 2 of the FCN course will soon begin to offer  clinical FCN course refreshers and skill workshops for their graduates.



In the Spotlight - Julie Gauthier B.A. (Hons), B.Ed

We are pleased to announce that our longest standing Associate, Julie Gauthier, is stepping in from behind the scenes to lead the team developing our Foot Care Nurse Educator course.

Julie first started consulting for Foot Care Kingston in 2002, as the Lead Editor for our first textbook: Nursing Foot Care Management. In 2007, she designed and edited a position statement entitled National Guidelines for Nursing Foot Care, which was presented and accepted by the CAFCN in Kitchener and Winnipeg. The CAFCN was then at its very beginning and named Foot Care Canada at the time. In 2015, Julie was the publisher, co-author of Chapter 2: Career Opportunities in Foot Care and designer of the cover for the publication of Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada. In 2016 Julie agreed to come on board as out Marketing and Business Consultant and has since led the way on modernizing Foot Care Kingston's image and communications, as well as helping us spread the word about the work that our team and partners have been doing in nursing foot care education.


Thank You to the Team Behind the Nursing Foot Care Scenes in Canada

Foot Care Kingston wants to congratulate and thank the many volunteer executives, provincial advisors, committee members, peer-reviewers and contributors associated with the CAFCN for their contributions to the newly released National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada. This historic document, unveiled by the CAFCN at the 8th Annual Conference in Saint John NB in May of this year, provides CAFCN, their members and all persons associated with the wonderful world of foot care in Canada with a significant step forward towards developing a national certification! These are exciting times and we look forward to supporting CAFCN’s future initiatives!

Foot Care Kingston also wants to acknowledge our entire team, all our support staff, peer reviewers, consultants, educators, clinical assistants, editors, publishers, printers, co-authors, medical illustrators, photographers and peer perspective contributors, students and affiliated partners that have been working tirelessly behinds the scenes supporting the advancement of nursing foot care initiatives, resources and courses over the past decade. There is no “I” in team, and we wouldn’t be able move forward without all our associates and contributors. Thank you all!

For over a decade Foot Care Kingston has been a respected leader of nursing foot care education in Canada, as we continuously improved our courses to meet current best practices. This year our team will be aligning our current courses with the CAFCN's National Competency guidelines and also begin to develop new continuing education courses to assist foot care nurses and our educators prepare for certification exams.



Partnering with Foot Care Kingston - A message from Foot Care Kingston's Director

For over a decade, Foot Care Kingston has been partnering with colleges and educators across Canada to provide its expertise on Foot Care Nurse courses. 

Partnering with Foot Care Kingston is free of charge and includes the use of our standardized curriculum and educational resources. As Foot Care Kingston’s Director, I offer a FREE 30 minute consultation on best practice course resources, including peer-reviewed textbooks and standardized curriculum.

We receive dozens of inquiries from nurses and educators across Canada every year, expressing interest in having our Foot Care Nurse course resources available at their local college or community, but not knowing how to get started. This free consultation is our way of reaching out to anyone starting a Foot Care Nurse course at their local community college and to educators upgrading their current Foot Care Nurse course to meet best practices and starting a discussion on whether partnering with Foot Care Kingston could be mutually beneficial.

I would love to see your local college or community as a partner!

Please feel free to check out my bio, and have look at our current partner locations for our Foot Care Nurse course and textbook sales on our website. For a free consultation, please contact me by email at cindy@footcarekingston.com.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Cindy Lazenby RN, FCNEd, Director Foot Care Kingston



Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada

Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada (Book Cover)

 

Dozens of colleges across Canada are using our course's main textbook Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada (2017) for their own courses. The textbook is available to order through our new book distributor Quality Foot Care. For more information and to purchase, please visit the Bookstore page of our website.

 

 

 




Clinical Corner - Call for Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewers and Task Force Experts

This Fall, an international and interdisciplinary volunteer team of about two dozen health care providers will be looking at various definitions of 'Basic Foot Care' and 'Advanced Nursing Foot Care' from different provinces, States, private and public agencies, with the goal to reach a consensus on defining these concepts. The task force will use the document National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada as the main reference point for 'Advanced Nursing Foot Care', and to compare it with other various Foot Care definitions. Foot Care Kingston is taking the lead on this project, which will be led by its Director Cindy Lazenby RN, FCNEd. The project's progress and final results will be documented in Foot Care Kingston's quarterly newsletters and on social media throughout the year.

How can you help?

1. Please send written definitions with the full reference of the source (author(s), date, document title, journal, links...) and your contact information to Cindy by September 30th, 2017 at cindy@footcarekingston.com. Ideal definitions will be from different sources such as from private agencies, governmental health care work settings, different geographical locations such as provincial/territorial/State nursing registries or associations, universities, colleges, health insurance agencies, officially published or even quasi-published in policies & procedure manuals.

When submitting a definition for consideration, please expect a response by September 30th confirming your email was received. Note that in the event we get more responses and offers than expected, we may only respond to those that sent in a definition making the short list and/or which we will be referencing in the final report.

2. Volunteer to be a peer-reviewer! Volunteers are expected to spend about 3-4 hours per month from October to the end of November 2017 on this project. Duties will focus on the review of definitions and rating of sources. If interested, please send us your bio, or a link to your Linkedln, website or Facebook page before the deadline of September 30th, 2017. All Volunteer Peer-Reviewers will have their name acknowledged in the final report for their contributions.

3. Follow our progress by filling out the Contact Us form on our website to sign up for our newsletter.

Thanks for your contribution in advance!


Feedback: Please send us your feedback, questions or your interest to join our growing team.                                                   

 Foot Care Kingston Director - Cindy Lazenby                                                                              Foot Care Kingston Operationa Managment Consultant - Marie-Pierre Hamelin

 Cindy Lazenby RN                                                                          Marie-Pierre Hamelin RSW
 Director Foot Care Kingston                                                           Operations Management Consultant and Liaison

 [E] cindy@footcarekingston.com                                                  [E] marie-pierre@footcarekingston.com

 

 

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