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Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Refresher Course

Nursing Foot Care Clinical Practice Education


Course Description

The curriculum for the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Refresher course (FCN Clinical Refresher) was developed by Foot Canada Training. This course is taught and administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, as well as colleges, universities and health agencies who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. These Clinical Education Providers teach and administer the FCN Clinical Refresher course independently from Foot Canada Training.

The FCN Clinical Refresher course is an in-person clinical mentorship and evaluation course designed for experienced Foot Care Nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) who wish to challenge and update their knowledge and skills in advanced and diabetic nursing foot care. The curriculum is based on the FCN Clinical course. This course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.

Licensed Clinical Education Providers

We strongly recommend students complete their clinical refresher training with a Clinical Education Provider licensed to teach the Foot Canada Training Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Refresher course (listed in section below).

We believe that encouraging local education solutions is the best way to facilitate accessible nursing foot care continuing education. With this thought in mind, we started making our peer-reviewed FCN Clinical, FCN Clinical Refresher and Advanced FCN Skills Workshop Curriculum available to Clinical Education Providers nation-wide in 2019 through licensing.

The following Clinical Education Providers currently have a license to access and teach Foot Canada Training's FCN Clinical, FCN Clinical Refresher and Advanced FCN Skills Workshop Curriculum. Note that not all courses and workshops may be available at your location of choice. If you have not done so already, we recommend contacting your preferred course location as soon as possible to inquire about upcoming FCN Clinical Refresher courses and the course registration process. Registration to FCN Theory does not guarantee a space for the FCN Clinical Refresher course at your location of choice for the upcoming session. Note that some locations require students to start the FCN Clinical Refresher course within 12 months of graduating from the FCN Theory course. If registration is insufficient, FCN Clinical Refresher courses can sometimes be rescheduled and/or relocated.

Prince George BC

Dryden ON     

Minowaywin Mishkikii Qwe

Ottawa ON

Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Logo

Thunder Bay ON

Windsor ON

Arlene's Healthy Heels

Included below are some of Onsite FCN Clinical Refresher course curriculum features we would like to highlight:

A few more things to keep in mind:

  • Clinical Education Providers with a Foot Canada Training Curriculum License each have access to the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and suggested Onsite FCN Clinical Refresher Course Outline. Note that although these education providers use our curriculum, courses are taught and administered independently from Foot Canada Training. The curriculum is provided as a guideline, education providers may make modifications to better reflect their requirements.

  • If planning on traveling out-of-province to complete the FCN Clinical Refresher course, please read the information on our Q & A page on what needs to be considered.

  • If you know an experienced Foot Care Nurse interested in teaching the FCN Clinical Refresher course in your area, please invite them to contact us. They can also see all options we provide by reading the following section of our Q & A page: I am an Educator interested in teaching foot care nurse clinical courses and/or workshops. What options are available to me?

Training Alternative

Some of our colleagues in the nursing foot care community have developed their own clinical refresher training for Foot Care Nurses. Although we strongly recommend students complete their training with a Clinical Education Provider that has a license to use the Foot Canada Training curriculum, we recognize that this may not always be the best fit for every student. Some students may not be able to travel to the available locations, or the timing of the courses offered may not work for them. Regardless of the reason, we believe it is important for students to have options. All nurses are welcome to complete Foot Canada Training's FCN Theory course and complete their clinical training with the education provider of their choice. If unsure if the clinical training option you are considering meets the requirements to practice as a Foot Care Nurse in your province, we invite you to contact your provincial regulatory body for confirmation. Note that Foot Canada Training does not review or advise on third party course curriculum/preceptorships/mentorships.

For more information on this, please read the following sections of our Q & A page: Can I pick my own FCN Clinical course Mentor/Educator/Education Provider?

We also recommend reading the following articles from our August 2020 newsletter:
  • Independent Clinical Training Options
  • Top 10 questions to Ask Before Paying Tuition


Regardless of the clinical training option you choose, we recommend that students get the following course information directly from their Clinical Education Provider prior to registering:

  • Course Outline

  • Course Dates and Registration Deadlines

  • Contact Information

  • Location(s)

  • Education Team Biographies

  • Registration Requirements and Process

  • Tuition

  • Tuition Refund, Course Cancellation and Waitlist Policy

  • Instruments and Supplies

  • Privacy and Confidentiality Standards

  • Dress Code

  • Unique Facility-Specific Policies and Procedures (including location-specific documents and forms, such as client confidentiality agreements)