Julie Gauthier B.A. (Hons), B.Ed. Cindy Lazenby. RN, FCNEd
Course Facilitator Lead Educator
I am excited to join you on your journey to become a Foot Care Nurse Educator. This course is newly consolidated, combining the best from the original FCN Preceptor and Educator courses, into a very comprehensive exploration of learning, assessment theory and practical teaching skills.
If online learning is new to you, relax! We have created a very easy-to-follow, point and click style course and I can be reached for technical support if needed. You can complete the course entirely at your own pace, although the final project must be completed before the last day of class, and you must complete the sections in order. There are NO forced collaborations or online meetings, so regardless if you are one of those ‘night-owl sucking back your mug of tea, tightly wrapped in a blanket’ type of student, or a ‘squeeze 30 minutes of reading in during your lunch break’ type, this course is for you. Whether you are an experienced educator looking for a refresher, a new grad with serious stage-fright, or a some-times educator who thinks their students are more often-than-not snoozing through their class, you will all find this course informative!
Each section has some required reading, an online evaluation (multiple-choice), and an exercise (to be completed and handed-in by email submission). The exception to this is section 5, which has 2 exercises (don’t worry, Section 6 has none!)
Your final project is quite large, so prepare yourself for some hard, but fun work. You will need to record yourself teaching a full lesson on a nursing foot care skill. You will need at least one actual student and a foot volunteer in the video with you. Don’t worry, you will not be marked on the quality of your videographer or editing skills!
At the end of this course, please make sure to complete the post-course self-evaluation, as well as the course satisfaction survey. As this is a new course, I would love to have your feedback and will continue to add or change content depending on the needs of our students.
During the course, please email questions pertaining to the course material and evaluations to the Course Facilitator, Julie Gauthier, at the following email address: email@example.com. All queries will be answered within 1-3 business days. For urgent matters, please add 'Time Sensitive' in the subject line.
Pre & Post Course Self-Assessment
PRIOR to starting on any course reading, please complete the following two self-assessments: #1 Nursing as Educator Knowledge and Skills & #2 Preparedness for Learning. Once all questions are scored, calculate your pre-course score for each self-assessment and take some time to reflect and write down your strengths and areas for development. Do not send in your results, these are meant to be used for self-reflection and kept for your records. We then invite you to complete these self-assessments once more at the end of the course to reflect on your progress.
Required Textbooks and Reading Materials
- Bastable, Susan B. (2018) Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice. 5th Edition. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett.
- Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (2017) National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada. Canada: CAFCN.
- World Health Organization (2016) Nurse Educator Core Competencies. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press.
- Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada.
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- Section 1: Understanding the Learner
- Section 2: Lesson Planning
- Section 3: Assessment Methods and Tools
- Section 4: Presentation Skills
- Section 5: Planning & Using Technology
- Section 6: Health, Safety & Legal Considerations
- Final Project
- Final Remarks: A Message from your Course Facilitator
Sections must be completed in the order provided. Please review Appendix A of the FCN Educator Course Outline for instructions on how to complete and submit section exercises, evaluations as well as your final project.
All exercises, evaluations and projects must be submitted before the course end-date: April 13, 2021