Ottawa (ON) Foot Care Nurse Course Part 2

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FCN 2 (Clinical)


Policies and Procedures Manual - Ottawa, ON

  1. Course Description

  2. Course Prerequisites

  3. Course Dates & Registration Deadlines

  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 an on site Foot Care Nurse Educator.

Part 2  of the FCN course in Ottawa is not administered by Foot Care Kingston, but is independently administered by TiredSole, one of Foot Care Kingston's education partners. Tuition for Part 2 is not included in the 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

  • Course consists of 6 days, over 2 weekends
  • Hours will be 800-1600 (breaks to be negotiated at start of course)
  • Part 2 of the FCN course will be offered on during the following dates:

1. January 12-14 & 19-21, 2018
2. April 27-29 & May 4-6, 2018
3. July 27-29 & Aug 3-5, 2018

Contact Information

Lisa Garland (Lead Team Educator, Owner and Operator of TiredSole)
3050 Woodroffe Ave Suite 9, Ottawa ON K2J 4K6
613-823-3668 (phone) 
613-823-3660 (fax)     


3050 Woodroffe Ave Suite 9
Ottawa, Ontario
K2J 4K6

Parking available on site in mall parking lot. It is free to park. Entrance at the left-hand side of the building is handicap accessible.

Facility Profile Highlights

TiredSole offers a high-end foot care clinic in the heart of Barrhaven. Our state-of-the-art clinic has Certified Compression and lymphedema fitters, foot care nurses and the ability to preform an ABPI reading without the long wait times of acute care hospitals.

We provide many new cutting edge treatments for fungal nails, wart removal and other foot-related ailments. We provide Laser Light Therapy for clients suffering from foot pain, skin tags, toenail fungus, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis. Our facility uses the FOX 980 Laser—a revolutionary podiatry tool and proven effective over drug therapy. This non-invasive technique helps reduce pain and inflammation. TiredSole is the only medical office in Ottawa that uses the FOX 980 Laser to treat foot conditions

Foot care is performed by registered and insured nurses with over 20 years of experience. We use a state-of-the art autoclave machine to ensure proper sterilization of all tools and to diminish the risk of infection. We use gold standard infection control. Our ultrasonic cleaner loosens debris, we then pack each set of tools in individual sterile bags, put bags in the autoclave to become sterile to the point of use. Sterile tool sets are opened in front of each patient.

Our new TiredSole clinic features hard wood floors, spacious private rooms for laser and foot care, a huge roof top deck, and a stone wall with double sided fireplace.


  • To promote education and awareness about the Gold Standard of Foot Care and infection control.
  • To ensure students leave with the knowledge and confidence to provide a high standard of foot care to clients in various healthcare settings.


To provide nursing services that contribute to the client’s health and well-being. To establish a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect between client and nurse, including confidentiality.


Our motto: Prevention is Key

Education Team Profile

  • Lisa Garland RPN FCN Ed : Lead Team Educator 20+ years and Owner/Operator of TiredSole

Medical Background: Wound Care Nurse, Foot Care Nurse, ER Nurse, Worked with VAC and has consulted on occasion as a mentor and a Clinical Assistant with Foot Care Kingston’s FCN students since 2013

For more details on Lisa’s experience and education, please visit her profile page.

  • Carole Dionne RN FCN: Educator 20+ in Ontario


When and how to register

It is the student's responsibility to connect with TiredSole during their first month of participating in Part 1. This allows the student an opportunity to discuss Part 2, review registration policies and provide their contact information. Part 2 courses run on a 'first come, first served basis' and also are based on minimum numbers of students per class. Calling ahead of scheduled Part 2 courses allows TiredSole to communicate with those who are interested and gives TiredSole time to prepare or advertise if necessary.

Tiredsole will give students that have a passing grade from Part 1 the opportunity to pair up with one of its team members (RN or RPN) in either a clinic or LTC setting for the day (or duration of the clinic). This will be available after payment is made for Part 2 and 2 weeks prior to the start or our course. Days available are Thursday and Fridays, on a first come first served basis.

To register:

Minimum and maximum participants requirements

Part 2 of the FCN course will be offered with a minimum registration of 5 students and a maximum of 12 students (Possible flexibility on this criteria may be extended by the Lead Educator). A waitlist will be maintained for any students wishing to register after the course maximum has been reached.


How much is tuition? 

$1,921.00 ($1,700.00 + HST $221.00)

What is included in the tuition? 

Tuition includes 5 days of clinical mentorship, hands on practical and a certificate of completion. One on one student support and coaching available at the student’s request and available up to 2 weeks prior to start of clinic.

What are the payment methods?    

Tuition must be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course by e-transfer.

Tuition Refund, Course Cancellation & Wait List Policy

No refunds will be given, if a student cancels. However, there may be extending circumstances which may result in partial refund, or re-booking of course.

Instruments & Supplies

What students are to bring?

Students are required to bring food and drink (there are many places to purchase food near by). Students are also required to bring their own rotary tool, podiatric rotary instruments, and PPE. (CPC will be on hand to purchase supplies.)

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

There are many companies to choose from. Supplies will be available for purchase on site. A presentation by TiredSole’s in-house supplier is scheduled during the class.

Set up kits for a rotary tool and PPE supplies, needed prior to the hands on clinic, will be made available for student purchase at cost. Nippers are available at the clinic to borrow. Contact information, including a valid email must be provided by the student to TiredSole in order to receive an order form. The form is to be completed and sent back to TiredSole for purchase, along with payment.

Privacy & Confidentiality Standards

How will you protect student information?

All student info will be held in hard copy in a locked cabinet onsite for 10 years.

What policies are in place to protect client information during clinical?

All collected client information will be handed back to client to keep for follow up with General Practitioner. Students must sign a non compete and confidentiality form located in student package.

Dress Code

Students are required to wear scrubs. If hair is long enough to be tied up, then the student is required to do so.

Policies & Procedures Unique to Facility

Additional Business Documents

PRIOR to paying for any tuition, all candidates will be required to sign a consent form confirming that they have read all the Policies & Procedure Manual of the Part 2 location, Part 2 Course Outline and read any specific form(s)* that they will be required to sign at the course. These forms will be available from the facility.

*All students attending the Ottawa Part 2 course will be required to sign a non-compete clause and liability waiver.