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Theory Course

Online Foot Care Nurse Theory Course


2021 FCN Theory Course Dates


The Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course (FCN Theory) provides a theoretical foundation for nurses preparing for a career in nursing foot care, or who are looking to expand the scope of their nursing skills.

This course is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) new to foot care, or for experienced Foot Care Nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills. The course follows a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum. This 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). Students are expected to complete online quizzes and view pre-recorded slide presentations from their work/home computer. 

After successfully completing the FCN Theory course, nurses new to foot care must complete clinical training in order to work as a Foot Care Nurse.


Want help with tuition? Have a look at our Financial Aid page for information on discounts and possible funding options.


  • Tuition = $1250 (taxes included)
  • Returning Student Tuition (did not complete or 2nd attempt) = 50% discount
    • (Please contact us prior to registering to receive your discount code) 
If your tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization please contact us before registering.

Registration is open for continuous enrolment. 

  Online FCN Theory Course + Clinical Training Registration Package Options in some locations. Click on the Register Now button for all options.

Nurses who have completed the theoretical portion of their training are required to complete hands-on clinical training before being able to work as a Foot Care Nurse. It is recommended that nurses research opportunities to complete their clinical training prior to commencing the FCN Theory Course.

There are many education providers across the country, including Foot Care Nurse Educators, Colleges, and Health Agencies, who have purchased Foot Canada Training’s Curriculum License, and now offer our courses and workshops in various locations and provinces.

While it is not mandatory for FCN Theory graduates to choose to do their clinical training with one of these Licensed Education Providers, nurses are responsible for choosing an education provider who will provide them with the skills required to practice foot care safely and autonomously, according to the regulations of their provincial nursing licensing body. Foot Canada Training recommends that if it is not possible to register with a Licensed Education Provider, nurses should find an education provider whose courses adhere to the CAFCN National Competencies (2017) and the IPAC position statement (2019).

Online Foot Care Nurse Theory Course Testimonials

Stacie Currier RN

"Excellent course. Well thought out where one has to also think “outside the box”, as to patient care, infection prevention and control and not just foot care. They are very passionate about foot care and patient well being."

Teresa Roy RN

"I just completed the Advanced Foot Care Nurse theory course and I am writing to share my experience with Foot Canada, which has been entirely positive. From initial contact and ongoing communication the staff were always courteous, professional and helpful. I especially appreciated the great support I received when I reached out for help.The Foot Care Nurse theory course is excellent as well! The curriculum is comprehensive, it aligns with and emphasizes evidence-based practice and includes ample resources aligned with current best practices to support further learning and development. The course also aligns content with CAFCN’s competencies. I find the competency-based approach has been really helpful to help me prepare for the upcoming clinical course. Overall, I found this course and the staff have really set me up for success to become a competent Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care Nurse. Thank you so much Foot Canada!!"

Andrea Lockyer RPN

"I am a new Foot Care Nurse and have just completed my online portion of the course. The textbook was very informative and worked well with the course outline and assignments. I have learned a lot and am excited to put my knowledge to work. I would recommend this course for anyone who is looking to advance and upgrade in their career."

Barbara Pound RN

"I am enrolled in the Foot Canada Training - Theory program currently running.  First, I must say that I am very impressed with the thoroughness of the program, it has far exceeded my expectations!  This course has compelled me to examine areas of nursing that, admittedly I should have been more conscientious about, but was so caught up in the ‘clinicalness’ of, I did not devote the effort to areas like best practice, competencies, the business aspect of nursing and our relationship with FNIH....Thank you so much for your help."

Tatiana Basmanova RPN

"I've never taken courses online and it was hard to decide to take it. I can say it was a great experience and the right decision. Everything was clear and went smoothly. Questions that I had during the course were answered in a few hours. The textbook was very helpful, had good illustrations and a glossary I will use for a long time before I become familiar with all the terms."

Visit out Testimonials page to read additional comments from our students.