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In association with Michelle De Grandmont of Soft Soles Diabetic Foot Care


Policies and Procedures Manual - Ottawa, ON


  1. Course Outline
  2. Dates & Registration Deadlines
  3. Contact Information
  4. Location
  5. Education Team Profile
  6. Registration
  7. Tuition
  8. Refund,Conditional Acceptance and Course Cancellation
  9. Supporting Documents, Instruments & Supplies
  10. Privacy & Confidentiality Standards
  11. Dress Code
  12. Policies & Procedures Unique to Facility

Last Revised: August 13, 2019 

Course Outline

The Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (formerly FCN Part 2) is a 43 hour+/6 day mentorship and clinical course for nurses who have successfully completed the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and are ready to practise their Foot Care Nurse skills onsite with the guidance and supervision of a Foot Care Nurse Educator. The curriculum for FCN Clinical was developed by Foot Canada Training and is administered in Ottawa by Foot Canada Training in Association with Michelle DeGrandmont of  Soft Soles Diabetic Foot Care. This course is also independently administered in other locations across Canada by Foot Canada Training's curriculum. Please visit the Clinical Education Providers' page of the Foot Canada Training website for a list of FCN Clinical locations. Each education provider has access to the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and suggested Onsite FCN Clinical Course Outline. Sections of the course outline may be adjusted by FCN Clinical education providers to meet local education needs. 

All students interested in completing the Onsite FCN Clinical course in Ottawa (ON) must read the Ottawa FCN Clinical Course Outline prior to completing registration

Dates & Registration Deadlines

Course Dates and Times:

  • September 2,3,4,5,6,7 (8am-5pm) *FULL*
  • October 5-10 (8am - 5pm) - Registration deadline September 4, 2019 *EXTENDED*
  • New dates to be announced.

A lot of preparation goes into each FCN Clinical course, including booking volunteer clients for each student to practise. For this reason, registration after the deadline is only accepted with the Educator's approval and will depend on whether they still have enough time to recruit the additional volunteer clients needed. If accepted to the course after the deadline, an additional fee of $150 + tax will be applicable.

At this time, there are no clinical course scheduled in Ottawa after this October. Although we cannot provide a guarantee, we are hopeful that more courses will be scheduled at this location and encourage all students to keep an eye out on our quarterly newsletter for announcements. 

Contact Information

For any queries regarding the FCN Clinical course in Ottawa please email footcarenurseprogram@gmail.com or call 613-217-FOOT (3668). We endeavor to respond to all queries within 1-3 business days.


Chartwell Kanata
20 Shirley's Brook Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 2W8

Michelle De Grandmont (Lead Educator) - Michelle is the owner and operator of Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care. She is a bilingual registered advanced diabetic Foot Care Nurse with over 15 years of experience in the health care sector, specializing in gerontology, acute care medicine, diabetes and holistic healing modalities. For more information about Michelle, please visit her profile page. 

Marie-Pierre Hamelin (Operations Management Support) - Marie-Pierre Hamelin is Foot Canada Training's Operations Management Consultant and Liaison. She has worked with Foot Canada Training since 2017 and during this time has played a key role ensuring the smooth running of operations of Foot Canada Training, including the registration and website management. For more information on Marie-Pierre's experience and education, please visit her profile page. 

When and how to register 

Students must complete the Ottawa FCN Clinical Course Application to register. Students are invited to register at any time after they have started the Online FCN Theory course. We strongly encourage all interested students to complete this application during their first month of participating in FCN Theory. The Onsite FCN Clinical course runs on a 'first come, first served basis' and requires a minimum numbers of students per class.

Minimum and maximum participants requirements 

  • Minimum 6 students
  • Maximum 10 students

Possible flexibility on this criteria may be extended. A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after the program maximum has been reached. Nurses may need to choose another location or different dates to attend FCN Clinical if the Ottawa location cannot accommodate them on specific dates, such as if minimum number of nurses required to run the program are not reached or have exceeded their maximum number of students.

How much is tuition?

  • 2019: $2,373.00 ($2,100.00 + HST $273.00) 

What is included in tuition? 

  • 43 hours of clinical (includes 24 hours advanced nursing foot care skills, 16 hours of clinical practice skills and 3 hours of mentorship)
  • a certificate of completion on successfully meeting minimum requirements of the course

What are the payment methods?  

Accepted methods of payment are e-transfer and money order. There is an additional processing fee of $50.00 + tax for payment by 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.

Expenses not included in the tuition

  • See Supporting Documents, Instruments and Supplies section 
  • Food & Drink – Students are responsible for their own food and drinks each day.
  • Costs for accommodation & travel to and from clinical and mentorship locations
  • Parking (if any)
  • Tuition for the Online FCN Theory course
  • Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational, technical, and administrative support schedules or activities as per the course outline (such as requests for remedial assignments, course transcripts, third party correspondence, letters, etc.).

Tuition received is non-refundable and cannot be deferred. Tuition is allocated towards course expenses from the date of receipt, including room bookings, team hires and coordinating pre-course activities such as volunteer client bookings, etc. It is the student's responsibility to attend this course in its entirety for the dates and times registered to receive their final mark and certificate. 

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants currently registered in FCN (Theory) and meeting all other course prerequisites will be accepted to this course on a conditional basis that they complete FCN (Theory) with a minimum grade of 75%. If the minimum grade requirement is not achieved for FCN (Theory), applicants will have a choice to receive a refund for FCN (Clinical) or defer their tuition to the next available Ottawa FCN (Clinical).

Course Cancellation

If Foot Canada Training cancels the FCN (Clinical) due to low enrolment or any other unexpected reason, students will be informed and will receive a full refund.

The items listed below are not included in the cost of tuition. 

Students will be expected to arrive on their first day of FCN Clinical with:

  • Insurance: Hard copy or electronic copy of at least $2 million personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance). Note that the liability insurance offered with RPNAO and RNAO meets the insurance requirements for this course. If using this insurance, please bring proof of your RPNAO or RNAO membership on the first day of clinical.
  • Nursing Registration/License: Printed or online 'receipt' of current non-restricted Nursing Registration/License from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • ID: Hard copy of a government issued photo ID.
  • Competencies: A printed copy of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses' National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017)
  • Course Outline: A printed copy of the course outline.
  • Course Textbook: Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada
  • Student Guide: Received in the mail prior to this course. 
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check: Students are required to bring printed proof of a negative vulnerable sector police check on the first day of FCN (Clinical). A letter will be provided by your Educator. Please use this letter as supporting documentation for your vulnerable sector police check. The check must have been completed within 6 months of the first day of FCN (Clinical). Note that it is the student's responsibility to ensure prior to registering for this course that they are able to meet this requirement. Students with a positive police check will be denied access to participate in FCN (Clinical) and will not be provided a refund. Please inquire with your local police department for more information on how to request a check.Links to the Ottawa and Kingston police are included below for convenience.
  • Student Equipment and Supplies Kit - Can be purchased through Quality FootCare Products by calling their toll-free number 1-866-833-9352 or emailing quality@qfootcare.com. FCN Clinical students get a discounted rate of $780.00 (includes taxes and shipping) with the special course code provided once registration is completed. Nurses can choose to order these items from other foot care suppliers. If ordering from another supplier, the student is solely responsible to ensure they have the equivalent quality items and quantities, and on the first day of class, must bring proof of purchase from a supplier that has a Medical Device Equipment License (MDEL) through Health Canada. Note that the equipment list in the Student Guide slightly differs from the equipment list in the Policies and Procedures Manual. The list in the Policies and Procedures Manual is the correct list for the Ottawa course. Your educator will have the remaining items listed in the Student Guide on hand for demonstration.

    Each nurse is to have the following items
    • 1 package of baby wipes
    • 1 roll micropore tape
    • 5 - 4x4's sterile gauze
    • 5 - 2x2's sterile gauze
    • 30 alcohol swabs
    • 5 bandaids
    • 1 eye protection
    • 1 mirror
    • 20 patient foot pads (paper & plastic layer)
    • 10 single-use monofilaments
    • 20 packs of single-use moisturizers
    • 1 bottle of disinfectant wipes
    • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
    • 15 sets of non-sterile, non-latex gloves
    • 15 N95 masks
    • 15 isolation gowns
    • 10 sets of sterile single-use disposable instruments (includes 1 nipper, 1 blacks file, 1 foot file)
    • 10 sterile single-use burs
    • 1 'podiatric rotary instrument' designed for use on human skin (not hardware brand)

Students must follow the privacy and confidentiality standards provided by the hosting agency. Confidentiality forms will be provided for students to read and sign prior to the start of FCN Clinical. Signing the form is a requirement for participating in the course.

  • A name tag will be provided to the student and is to be worn at all times.
  • Scrubs/uniforms and closed toe and heel shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face.
  • Bring your smile! You will have lots of fun learning new skills.