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Foot Care Nurse Educator Course

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The Foot Care Nurse Educator (FCNEd) course provides participants with the practical skills necessary to teach a Foot Care Nurse course. This comprehensive course builds on the adult education theoretical knowledge gained in the FCN PREC course and explores the practical skills of lesson and event planning, presentation methods, 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 exercise and a multiple-choice evaluation. It is estimated that each section, including the exercise and evaluation, takes 5 hours to complete. The course also includes a mid-term project and a final project, which are estimated to take 30 hours to complete. 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 satisfaction survey. 

Section exercises, multiple-choice evaluations and projects are to be completed in the order provided, allowing 5 days for the results of each section exercise, 2 weeks for results on the mid-term project and 3 weeks for results on the final project. All exercises, evaluations and projects must be submitted before the course end-date.  

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


  • September 29 – December 1, 2020


  • January 19 – March 23, 2021
  • April 13 – June 15, 2021
  • September 28 – November 30, 2021



  • Tuition = $760.00 + 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.