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May 2020 Foot Canada Training Newsletter
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Summer Semester Courses

Registration is open for the summer 2020 semester. Please visit the Foot Canada Training website for details. 

Click on the application below to register for your preferred course option:

*The next FCN Educator course is scheduled for the fall semester.


Licensed Clinical Education Providers

FCN Clinical courses are now offered at the following locations, by clinical education providers with a license to teach using Foot Canada Training's FCN Clinical, FCN Clinical Refresher and Advanced FCN Skills Workshop Curriculum: 

  • Prince George BC
  • Dryden ON
  • Ottawa ON
  • Thunder Bay ON
  • Windsor ON

Please visit our Clinical Education Providers' page for details.


80% Discounts

Foot Canada Training is offering a discount for  the Online FCN Theory course to eligible applicants. See our Financial Aid page for details.


Meet your New Education Provider

We are excited to announce that Confederation College has recently joined the list of clinical education providers with a license to teach Foot Canada Training's FCN Clinical course, FCN Clinical Refresher course and FCN Advanced Skills Workshop Curriculum. Looking to complete your nursing foot care clinical training in Thunder Bay ON? Please keep an eye on our Clinical Education Providers' page for information on upcoming courses!


Interested in Teaching Foot Care Nurse Clinical Courses and Workshops?

Please visit our Q & A and curriculum pages for more information about available business growth and teaching options for colleges,  universities and independent educators.


The Art & Science of Foot Care Textbook

Currently the #1 textbook being used for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada. This textbook can be purchased on its own or in combination with one of Foot Canada Training's courses. Please visit our bookstorepage for details.


Foot Canada Training Statement on COVID-19

Whether you are needing to focus on your work, stay home with your children due to school/daycare closures, are taking care of a loved one who is ill or are otherwise affected by the current situation, your health and wellbeing is our priority. Please read our Statement on COVID-19 to learn about available support for Foot Canada Training students.

   

Summer Semester Courses


 

Online Foot Care Nurse Courses

*Due to COVID-19, flexible start options are being provided to students for the summer FCN Theory and FCN Preceptor courses and the early bird deadline has been waived for both courses. Please read Foot Canada Training's Statement on COVID-19 at the end of this newsletter for details. 

80% Discount FCN Theory - Click HERE for details



Meet Your New Clinical Education Provider

Confederation College (Thunder Bay ON)
Brette Cain RPN - Instructor

We are excited to announce that Confederation College in Thunder Bay ON recently joined the list of clinical education providers with a license to teach Foot Canada Training's FCN Clinical course, FCN Clinical Refresher course and FCN Advanced Skills Workshop Curriculum. Looking to complete your nursing foot care clinical training in Thunder Bay? Please keep an eye on our Clinical Education Providers' page for information on upcoming courses!

In the meantime, we would like to introduce Confederation College's Instructor, Brette Cain RPN.

Brette Cain RPN

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brette Cain started her career as a Personal Support Worker before earning her Practical Nursing diploma with honours at Confederation College.

Due to an aging population and working closely with older adults with a wide variety of health conditions, Brette saw the need and importance for proper foot care and began her journey towards specialization.

Today, she continues to work at the Atikokan General Hospital as a Registered Practical Nurse in the Acute Care Unit and Extended Care Unit, alongside providing specialised Basic, Advanced, and Diabetic Foot Care to the community and surrounding area.


Interested in Teaching Foot Care Nurse Clinical Courses and Workshops?

Business Growth and Teaching Options for Colleges, Universities and Independent Educators

Interested in teaching foot care nurse clinical courses and workshops? Please visit our Q & A and curriculum pages for more information about available business growth and teaching options for colleges, universities and independent educators.

Foot Canada Training has broken a lot of ground over the years. From when we first started teaching nursing foot care in 1993 to today, here is an overview of some of our firsts. 

  • FCN Theory and FCN Clinical courses are the FIRST courses in Canada to use a standardized, peer-reviewed curriculum.
  • Foot Canada Training is the FIRST to offer FCN courses online in Canada.

  • Foot Care Nurses across Canada can now take their careers to the next level by enrolling in the FIRST Online FCN Preceptor & Educator courses through Foot Canada Training.      

  • "Art & Science of Nursing Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada (2017)" is the FIRST multi-authored, peer-reviewed textbook, and is currently the #1 textbook for foot care education across Canada.

  • Foot Canada Training's Executive Director and Director of Nursing, Cindy Lazenby R.N., was the FIRST Founding Chair & President of the CAFCN.

  • With our curriculum license, Foot Canada Training is the FIRST organization to make its FCN Clinical, FCN Clinical Refresher and Advanced Skills Workshop Curriculum available to independent Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities.*

*The Foot Canada Training Curriculum uses the The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and is compliant with the IPAC Canada Position Statement 2019 - "Point-of-use sterility of critical, reprocessed foot care instruments for every client". Please check with your provincial governing bodies for educator regulations or restrictions. 



Licensed Clinical Education Providers

FCN Clinical Course - Student

The curriculum for the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course was developed by Foot Canada Training and is administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. Please visit our Clinical Education Providers' page for a complete list of course locations and licensed clinical education providers. 

College of New Caledonia (Prince George BC)

For more information about FCN Clinical course offered in Prince George, please visit the College of New Caledonia website and contact the college directly:

Minowaywin Mishkikii Qwe (Dryden ON) 

For more information about FCN Clinical courses offered in Dryden, please contact the Educator, Philina Sky: 

Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care (Ottawa ON)

For more information about FCN Clinical courses offered in Ottawa, please visit the Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care website and contact the Educator, Michelle De Grandmont: 

Confederation College (Thunder Bay ON)

More information about FCN Clinical courses offered in Thunder Bay by Confederation College will be available soon. We invite you to keep an eye on our Clinical Education Providers' page for details.
 

Healthy Heels and More (Windsor ON)

For more information about FCN Clinical courses offered in Windsor, please visit the Healthy Heels and More website and contact the Educator, Arlene Van Doorn:



The Art & Science of Foot Care Textbook

Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada

Currently the #1 textbook being used for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada. With coloured photos, glossary text and graphic visual elements, this textbook will bring you ease in your foot care work, reference or for study. 

This text can be purchased on its own or in combination with Foot Canada Training's Foot Care Nurse courses and is available for bulk purchase and/or individual purchase order through our distributor Quality FootCare Products by completing the Textbook Purchase Form. The textbook cost is $109.99 CAD + tax with FREE shipping within Canada and the USA. For more information about the textbook, please visit our bookstore page.    



Foot Canada Training Statement on COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we wanted to take a moment to connect with you. First and foremost, we would like to recognize that all our students are nurses and as such, many of you are likely already working on the front line of this pandemic. If this is your situation, we would like to say thank you for doing what you do to support our communities. Your efforts are invaluable and appreciated.

Whether you are needing to focus on your work, stay home with your children due to school/daycare closures, are taking care of a loved one who is ill or are otherwise affected by the current situation, your health and wellbeing is our priority. 
 

How We Can Support You

We have outlined below the current measures that we are implementing as of today for all of our online courses. 

Extension Available for Current Students – If you are unable to complete all your assignments prior to the course end-date due to COVID-19, please email us at footcarenurseprogram@gmail.com for an extension. 

Deferral Available for New Student – If you have registered, not yet started your course and would prefer to defer by one semester due to COVID-19, please email us email us at footcarenurseprogram@gmail.com. This option is only available prior to the course start date.

Quarantined (Flexible Start) – Are you isolated at home, but healthy and wanting to get a head start on your course? An early start to summer semester courses is available. Please email us at footcarenurseprogram@gmail.com for details.

Early Bird Tuition Available - The early bird deadline has been waived for our summer semester. Early bird tuition is available for all our summer semester courses. 

Resources – We encourage all students to stay informed and recommend the following resources:

Communication – Our team is already working from home and has implemented our business continuity plan to ensure uninterrupted service. Until further notice, our response time will be between 1-5 business days.

FCN Clinical – Please note that some FCN Clinical courses are being re-scheduled to protect students, educators and volunteer clients. If unsure about the status of your upcoming FCN Clinical course, we invite you to contact your clinical education provider directly. Contact information for each location is listed on our Clinical Education Providers’ page.           


 

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with your feedback and questions.                                               

                                                                                          

[E] cindy@footcanada.ca                               [E] marie-pierre@footcanada.ca                [E] julie@footcanada.ca
Cindy Lazenby RN, FCNEd                           Marie-Pierre Hamelin MSW                       Julie Gauthier B.A. (Hons), B.Ed.
Executive Director &                                      Director of Operations                                Director of Education
Director of Nursing 

 

 

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