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Foot Canada Training Curriculum

 


What are we offering?

Clinical education providers can now have a standardized and peer-reviewed curriculum at their fingertips based on best practice guidelines and the Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada (2017) textbook. The Foot Canada Training curriculum uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and is compliant with the IPAC Canada Position Statement 2019 - "Point-of-use sterility of critical, reprocessed foot care instruments for every client".

We are offering a 3 year renewable license for clinical education providers to independently access and teach our curriculum for the following courses and workshops. 


Cost and Eligibility Requirements

PURCHASE LICENSE

Please read the information on this page in its entirety prior to completing the purchase request form.

Did you know that the 3 year license cost is less than the revenue from your first 3 students?

Purchase Option 1 (Discount) - Foot Care Nurse Educators, as well as colleges, universities and health agencies that have an Educator that meets the following requirements are eligible to purchase the curriculum license for a 50% discount. The discounted rate is $2,500.00 + tax for a term of 3 years and is renewable for $500/year after the initial term has expired.

Purchase Option 2 (Full Price) - Foot Care Nurse Educators, as well as colleges, universities and health agencies that have an Educator that meets the following requirements are eligible to purchase the curriculum license at the full price of $5,000.00 + tax for a term of 3 years. The license is renewable for $500/year after the initial term has expired.

  • Nursing License - Current and non-restricted Nursing Registration/License from a Canadian territory or province
  • Experience Requirement - 750 hours of nursing foot care practice in the past 5 years
  • CAFCN - Valid Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses membership

PURCHASE OPTIONS NOTES

  • We recognize that each organization has its own hiring criteria when choosing an educator and that the educator may already have equivalent education and experience to that which is provided by Foot Canada Training's Educator course. Purchase option 2 is provided in recognition that each education provider is responsible to ensure that their educator is both qualified and competent. If your educator does not meet the criteria for purchase option 1, we strongly recommend screening to ensure that equivalent education and experience has been met.
     
  • The FCN Clinical course and FCN Clinical Refresher course curriculum was developed with the intention that students would first complete the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course. This is the best way to help ensure that students arrive to your clinical courses prepared with a strong theoretical foundation and ready to practice their nursing foot care skills. Whether or not your educator chooses to take our FCN Educator course, we highly recommend they complete the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course *2017 or later to understand the knowledge students will arrive with when coming to class. Experienced Foot Care Nurses can complete this course at the discounted tuition rate of $250 + tax, within an estimated completion time of 20-30 hours depending on how familiar they already are with the course material.

Benefits

Some benefits of purchasing the Foot Canada Training Curriculum include:

Independence

  • Clinical education providers will be independent of Foot Canada Training, providing courses and training according to their own schedules. No monthly fees, no student quotas, no minimum class sizes. The Foot Canada Training Curriculum will include class size, course length, and tuition suggestions. 
     
  • Foot Canada Training will not oversee the delivery of clinical courses and workshops. There are no reporting requirements to Foot Canada Training once the curriculum license is purchased.
     
  • Clinical education providers can use this license to teach at any site of their choosing.
     
  • The curriculum is provided as a guideline and is designed to be used to teach nurses in Canada. Clinical education providers may modify components of the different courses or modules to better reflect their requirements.

Exclusive Access

  • Access to Foot Canada Training’s curriculum will only be granted to clinical education providers with a Foot Canada Training license. 
     
  • The license is for the exclusive use of the clinical education provider which has purchased it. The license is non-transferable.

​Convenience

  • Curriculum and supporting materials available through online secure portal 24/7.
     
  • Does your organization have more than one educator? No problem! If purchasing the curriculum license for your organization, individual login credentials can be provided to each of your educators, as well as registration/marketing support on request.

Standardized

Reliable and Current

  • As best practice guidelines and accreditation criteria continue to change during this period of rapid acceleration in the field of nursing foot care, Foot Canada Training will continue to provide annual updates to its curriculum and apply for credible and relevant course approval processes as they become available. Educators will be able to advertise that they are delivering the best, most up-to-date curriculum at all times. 
     
  • This curriculum was developed by Cindy Lazenby, with several years of FCN Educator piloting and peer-review, as well as health care agency and education consultant feedback. Cindy is the lead author of the Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada and has an extensive history of providing nursing foot care education and advocating for improvements in nursing foot care in Canada. Cindy was the founding Chair of the CAFCN and continues to be a contributing member to this day. Since 1993, Cindy and her associates have trained over 4000 Foot Care Nurses across the country. Please visit Cindy's detailed profile page for additional information on her experience and training.

Comprehensive

  • Licensed clinical education providers will have access and rights to teach the Foot Canada Training Clinical Curriculum, which includes administrative resources, full lesson plans, assessment tools and teaching materials for the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course, the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Refresher course, as well as several Advanced FCN Skills Workshops.

National Advertising Platform and Referral Opportunity

  • A map of all Educator locations and a list of licensed clinical education providers will be provided on our website, including the link to the education provider’s website and contact details, making it easy for prospective students to find a licensed education provider teaching in their area.
     
  • All agencies contacting Foot Canada Training to inquire about hiring an Educator to teach on-site will be referred to the list and map of education providers on our website to find Educator teaching in their area. These agencies will be invited to contact local Educators directly to discuss potential contract opportunities. 
     
  • Educators may also be contacted by Foot Canada Training with offers to be hired to provide workshops, training and speaking engagements at events and conferences throughout the year. 

Notice

Note that some regulatory bodies have rules and regulations in place specific to what qualifications are required teach nursing foot care, what designation of nurses that Educator may teach and what curriculum can be used. Please contact your province or territory's nursing regulatory bodies for more information before purchasing this license.


Questions

Have questions? Want more information about options? Please read the following sections of our Q & A page: