FOOT CARE NURSE COURSE (PART 2)
Policies and Procedures Manual - Pickering, 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 Pickering is not administered by Foot Care Kingston, but is independently administered by Foot Care Academy, 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.
The course consists of 5 days, 3 consecutive days of onsite clinical practice and 2 days of practice in the community.
- January 8 -12, 2018
Bridget Lawrence (Lead Team Educator, Owner and Operator of Foot Care Academy)
210-1550 Kingston Road L1V1C3, Pickering Ontario
210-1550 Kingston Road L1V 1C3, Pickering Ontario
Free parking available on site. Entrance to Foot Care Academy is inside the building on the second floor.
Facility Profile Highlights
- Practical labs on site for first 3 classes
- Final 2 classes in community
- Nurse Practitioner led-clinic
- Long Term Care Facility
- Family Resource Centre
- Senior Community Day Program
- Seniors’ organization
- To promote continued education based on evidence-based practices while utilizing infection control and privacy policies for foot care.
- To ensure students are equipped with the knowledge skills and confidence to provide a high standard of foot care to clients in various healthcare settings.
- To promote leadership and professionalism among nurses.
- Offer added skills to health care professionals based on clinical practice guidelines.
- To provide foot care services that contributes health and well-being for those in need.
- Establish relationship based on mutual trust, confidentiality and respect between client and nurse.
Center for Professional development
Bridget Lawrence Owner/ Operator of Foot Care Academy
- Health Coach, Practice Nurse Educator
- RPN 20+ years
- Lead Educator: Mnaamodzawin Health services, 2016
- Lead Educator: Inspirits Residences London, ON
For more details on Bridget’s experience and education, please visit her profile page.
Pat Scott AFCN
- MDS Instructor
- Member of Autism Ontario
- RN 20+years
- Lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition
- PhD Degree in Human Nutrition from University of Southampton, England
- Registered Dietician
- Diabetes Educator
- Canada 20+years
When and how to register
It is the student's responsibility to connect with Foot Care Academy 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 FCA to communicate with those who are interested and gives FCA time to prepare or advertise if necessary.
- Online: https://www.footcareacademy.ca/rn--rpn
- Call the office at 905-839-0080
- At FCA our wait list will be on a first come first serve basis. Prospective students will be required to complete the application. Tuition fees are due upon acceptance to the course. Payment of tuition secures your space in the course.
- Acceptance to Part 2 is contingent on the student passing part 1 of the FCN course. Tuition refunds will be provided to students who are unsuccessful in passing Part 1 of the FCN course.
Minimum and maximum participants requirements
Part 2 of the FCN course will be offered with a minimum registration of 4 students and a maximum of 12 students (Possible flexibility on these criteria may be extended by the Lead Educator). A wait list will be maintained for any students wishing to register after the course maximum has been reached.
How much is tuition?
$2,147.00 ($1,900.00 + $247.00 HST)
What is included in the tuition?
Tuition includes 5 days of clinical mentorship, hands on practical and a certificate of completion. Full student support and coaching available at the student’s request. Additional support for students who wishes to return later on for more practice upon completion, at no extra cost.
What are the payment methods?
Tuition must be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course by e-transfer, PayPal Visa/MasterCard.
Refund, will be given, if a student cancels before 15 days, minus the administrative cost. There may be extending circumstances in which a student may wish to re-book the course, in this case 50% will be held back until such date.
What students are to bring?
Students are required to bring their own Doppler to practice with. Students are also required to bring their own rotary tool, and podiatric rotary instruments. PPEs will be provided. Single use nippers will be at each clinic for students to use.
Other expenses not included in the tuition/where and how to purchase
Chiropody Podiatry of Canada will be onsite during the first day of class. The required supplies can be purchased at this time. Alternatively, students also have the option of purchasing the required equipment prior coming to class.
How is student information protected?
All student information 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 the student package.
Students are required to wear scrubs. If hair is long enough to be tied up, then the student is required to do so.
Additional Business Documents-All students will be required to sign a non-compete clause and liability waiver. Please contact the Lead Educator if you have any questions or concerns on this matter before signing up for the course.