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Foot Care Nurse Educator Course

The FCNEd course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the clinical and mentorship portion of a Foot Care Nurse course. This comprehensive course explores lesson and event planning, presentation skills, marketing, and health and safety. The curriculum is based on current Best Practice Guidelines and evidence-based practice, including the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) and the WHO Nurse Educator Core Competencies (2016).

The FCNEd course is offered online and consists of four sections, each including an online evaluation based on readings (multiple-choice, true/false) and an exercise to be handed in by email (approximately 5 hours each section to be completed in approximately 4 weeks). Two additional video assignments will be assigned a five-week timeline (approximately 30 hours total). Students should also account for about 2 hours of administrative work setting themselves up online, filling out the pre- and post- self-evaluations and course evaluation. 

The four sections must be completed before the video practical assignments are graded. However, nurses are free to complete the section evaluations and exercises, and two video assignments, at their own pace as long as all are handed in before the course deadline. 

Prior to registering for the FCNEd course, all prospective students are encouraged to read the FCNEd Course Outline for information on course prerequisites and complete course details. 


Upcoming FCNEd Course Dates


  • August 6 - October 8, 2019 (Early bird deadline July 23, 2019)
  • October 1 – December 3, 2019 (Early bird deadline September 17, 2019)


  • January 21 – March 24, 2020 (Early bird deadline January 7, 2020)
  • September 29 – December 1, 2020 (Early bird deadline September 15, 2020)



  • Early Bird Tuition = $760.00 + tax

*Tuition paid after the early bird deadline will be an additional $150.00 + tax.

Accepted methods of payment are e-transfer and money order. Direct deposit may be available if tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Note that we do not accept credit cards. For more information about why we do not accept credit cards, please visit our Q & A page. Details on how to proceed with payment will be provided in your course acceptance email. Please wait to receive your acceptance email prior to sending any funds.

There is no minimum enrollment for the FCNEd course, however there is a maximum of 10 students per session. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.


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 registering for this course, to ensure this is the right fit for you.