This comprehensive Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care online certificate course is designed for registered nurses, registered practical nurses, license practical nurses worldwide who are unable to attend the on-site advanced nursing foot care certificate course, and want to increase their knowledge skills set in providing foot care treatment for high risk client’s including clients diagnosed with diabetes and the geriatric population.
Diabetes is a global issue affecting millions of people worldwide. Nurses living in their communities worldwide can play an important role in the prevention of foot and knee amputations, assist in quality of life for the diabetic clients, and for geriatric patients feet living in their communities.
Prerequisite: This course is open to regulated nurses only with a non restricted registration to practice as a nurse by your Nursing Association in your country. You may be a registered nurse, registered practical nurses, or licensed practical nurse in your country.
For Canadian Nurses : in addition to your registration with your nursing associations and college of nursing in your province.
For Ontario nurses we require membership of CNO with a non restricted license to practice, membership with CNA and of RNAO and RPNAO if practicing in Ontario only". TB Mantoux skin test, Hep B vaccine, criminal reference check.
Duration: 90 hours, including submission of 20 case studies that you will find on your own using the high risk nursing assessment, diabetic foot screen, using the nursing process with before and after pictures of treatment.
PS: To all nurses as you are all aware that to get a better understanding of the impact of the care that you are providing to your clients, you require some practice in the application of your treatment using the nursing process. Your 20 clinical case studies that you will find on your own constitutes the practical or clinical component of the course.
Tuition fee : includes online access, to all online materials necessary to complete this course.
Student will be expected to purchase foot care kit from recommended supplier's at whole sale price upon registration.
Please fill out register form below, and we will contact you regarding the fees, acceptance and online access code.
Upon payment and approval in the program you will be issued a confirmation email and will be issued your access code within 24 hours to start the program.
Please note after confirmation email, and access code to complete this course has been issued, no refund of tuition fees will be given should you decide to pull out of this online course.
After access code to start the course has been issued, you will be expected to complete the program in the10 weeks from your course start date, or have the flexibility to complete the program sooner. Should you require more time to complete the course, your situation will be address by a case by case basis.
Should you not complete the course in the time given you will receive a grade of incomplete.
Students will have up to 10 weeks from course start date to complete the online advanced nursing foot care certificate course. Upon completion of passing the online theory, online exam, and submission of 20 case studies that you will find on your own, with before and after treatment you will be awarded the Advanced nursing foot care certificate.
Review Diabetes types, classification, and risk factors, Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelines 2013 and foot care
- Diabetes Pathophysiology and diagnostic assessment
- Disease management, acute and chronic complication of diabetes
- Identify complication of Diabetes macro vascular and micro vascular disease
- Foot care, assessing the diabetic foot, soft tissue pathologies
- Equipment and tools used in advanced nursing foot care treatments
- Best practice for cleaning infection control
- Treatment and management of corns, callous, nail reduction, fungal infections, and other soft tissues pathologies.
- Padding and strapping in nursing foot care
- Diagnoses and screening pre and post health education in nursing foot care.
- Self management education regarding foot hygiene
Where possible, students are encouraged on their own to find and partner with a diabetic clinic, or to shadow an experience foot care nurse for a day in your area to observe the role of the foot care nurse in your community.
If this is not possible, we encourage you to follow the video clips and steps using the online course materials advocated in the online course and kit to complete your case studies that you will find on your own.
Please note if you are having difficulties in finding clients to complete your 20 case studies. Please note that you can use family members and friends for practicing the foot care techniques.
For nurses who are not fully comfortable and confident in using the tools and require more training in using the tools, you will have the opportunity to come to the College of Health Studies in Brampton to shadow and practice with one of the foot care nurses for 1 day and gain confidence in using the tools and performing the high risk assessment, diabetic foot screen and treatment.
Mentor opportunities and support will be available throughout the course should you require before and after completing this course.
Register now by filling out the online application and submit. We will notify you of payment methods and your acceptance in the program. Upon confirmation of your acceptance in the program and your payment you will be issued the online access code to complete the program.
Upon completion of the theory and practice and passing the Online Basic and advanced Nursing Foot care Certification you will be issued the Advanced Nursing Foot care Certificate and will be able to use the protected title of CFCN and will have a 1 year membership with the Foot care Nurse Certification Board and access to the Certified Foot care nurse Timed right Online community platform.
Statement regarding the Canadian Nurse Association- CNA and continuous Learning for Nurses
Nurses may claim it as a continuous learning (CL) activity toward renewal of the CNA certification credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are encouraged to retain a confirmation of attendance.
Les infirmières et infirmiers peuvent la compter comme activité d’apprentissage continu (AC) en vue de renouveler leur titre de certification de l’AIIC si elle se rapporte à leur spécialité infirmière. Aucune préautorisation du Programme de certification de l’AIIC n’est exigée; on incite néanmoins les participants à conserver une attestation de présence