FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)
Policy and Procedure Manual - Paris, ON
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 Paris is not administered by Foot Care Kingston, but is independently administered by Foot Care by Shelley, one of Foot Care Kingston's education partners. Tuition for Part 2 is not included in the tuition for Part 1.
- 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.
Oct 13 - 15 & 20-21, 2017 (Times TBD)
1. June 18 - 22, 2018 (Times TBD)
2. Sept 21-23 & 28-30, 2018. Times:
- September 21, 2018 (noon to 5pm)
- September 22 & 23, 2018 (8am to 5pm)
- September 28, 2018 (noon to 5pm)
- September 29 & 30, 2018 (8am to 5pm)
Cobblestone Medicine & Rehab
1084 Rest Acres Rd. Unit #7 & 8
Paris, ON N3L 0B5
Facility Profile Highlights
Cobblestone Medicine & Rehab is a locally owned, private, multidisciplinary healthcare clinic. Dr. Fletcher opened the clinic in 2013, with the philosophy of the clinic to provide the best care possible for every patient that walks through the doors. Furthermore, his vision is one where all professionals join as one to achieve the optimal goal of individualized, patient-centered, care.
To provide all the healthcare services needed, in ONE LOCATION!
To make use of a variety of multidisciplinary, integrative treatment methods
To provide patient-centred care
To get our clients back to the activities they love as soon as possible
To provide education to our clients
To use the latest research to guide effective treatments
When you enter our clinic, you will find a place where professionalism, honesty, trust and respect are a given and a 100% commitment. Even after the first treatment session with any of our registered health professionals we hope to see positive results.
All of the professionals in the clinic are registered health professionals so you know that you will get the best evidenced-based healthcare possible for your condition. We will find the underlying issue for your problem or condition and develop a patient-centered, individualized treatment program for you.
We pride ourselves in working cooperatively with your family doctor, other primary healthcare professionals or specialists concerning your treatment plan. If we believe that you require something beyond our services, we will refer you to the best professional to fit your needs. As a multidisciplinary clinic, we strive to fit your needs and provide the best services for you.
- Respect our patients and other health professional team members
- Honesty to our patients and other health professional team members
- Individualized, patient-centered care for all patients
- Evidence-based treatments
- Professionalism from all staff
- Multi-disciplinary team who work together to provide the best care possible to our clients.
Shelley has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has held a number of nursing positions such as working in the emergency room, Public Health Nurse in Clinical Services, Healthy Babies Healthy Children, School Health, Tobacco Prevention, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Communicable Health. She has been at Conestoga College for the past 13 years as faculty in the BScN program and Coordinator of the RPN to BScN Bridging program.
Three years ago she returned to school part-time to take the Esthetics program. While enrolled in the Pedicure course, Shelley found, much to her dismay, that she enjoyed caring for people's feet. With her newfound interest, Shelley decided to combine her nursing education and experience with her pedicure knowledge and registered with Foot Care Kingston to complete a basic, advanced and diabetic foot care program. During her foot care program, Shelley had a clinical placement in Hamilton with a center dedicated to the foot care of diabetic clients. This reinforced to Shelley the need for trained foot care being available and accessible to all clients and especially the older population and diabetics.
Shelley's interest in foot care also results from her own personal experiences with a variety of foot problems and the desire to make a difference to those suffering from foot issues, discomfort and pain.
When and how to register
It is the student's responsibility to connect with Foot Care by Shelly 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 Foot Care by Shelley to communicate with those who are interested and gives us time to prepare or advertise if necessary.
If you chose to register at the Paris clinic, please contact Shelley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will close 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
Minimum and maximum participants requirements
Classes will require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 students.
How much is tuition?
$2,034.00 ($1,800.00 + $234.00 HST)
What is included in the tuition?
- Single Use instruments
- Gowns, masks, eye protection, etc.
- Snacks and lunch
What are the payment methods?
- Interac E-transfer
- Certified cheque
All received funds for tuition, are non-refundable.
Should you wish to withdraw, note that any tuition received is non-refundable, as activities and expenses were made on your behalf from the date of receipt. Subject to approval by the program coordinator, you may re-apply to re-enter into the next program (space permitting) and will be subject to a re-entry fee to a future program of equivalent course content and tuition.
What students are to bring?
Students must purchase the required textbook: Art and Science of Foot Care, which can be ordered through Foot Care Kingston.
Other expenses not included in the tuition/where and how to purchase
- Travel to and from clinical placement
- Course textbook
- Tuition for part 1
- 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, external correspondence, letters, etc.
How is student information protected?
Student information will be password-controlled on Shelley’s personal laptop.
What policies are in place to protect client information during clinical?
Client information will be recorded and kept in a locked filing cabinet when not in use. It will be retained for 7 years.
Students are required to wear uniforms or business casual with a white lab coat, closed toe and heel shoes.