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FCN (Theory)

Online Foot Care Nurse Theory Course

Foot Care Nurse Theory Course Dates


The Foot Care Nurse Theory course (formerly FCN Part 1) is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) new to foot care and 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).

The Foot Care Nurse Theory course (FCN Theory) is offered online and provides a theoretical foundation to nurses preparing to take the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (FCN Clinical), which provides in-person clinical skills development and mentorship. Together, both courses are designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.

FCN (Theory) is administered by Foot Canada Training. This course is completed through online studies and provides information, resources and guidance for theory-based learning. Students are expected to complete online assignments and view pre-recorded webinars from their work/home computer. A 75% course average or higher is required to successfully complete FCN (Theory), which is a prerequisite to start FCN (Clinical).

For more information about the FCN (Theory) course, please read the Online FCN Theory Course Outline




Upcoming FCN (Theory) Course Dates 


Fall 2019 Semester

  • September 24, 2019 to December 10, 2019 (early bird tuition rate available until September 10, 2019 at 12am PST)


  • January 14 – March 31, 2020 (Early bird deadline January 7, 2020)
  • April 14 – June 30, 2020 (Early bird deadline March 31, 2020)
  • June 9 – August 25, 2020 (Early bird deadline May 26, 2020) 
  • September 22 – December 8, 2020 (Early bird deadline September 8, 2020)


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


  • Early Bird Tuition = $1,081.50 + tax
*Tuition paid after the early bird deadline will be an additional $150.00 + 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.

Self-Assessments for Prospective Students

Prospective students are encouraged to complete the following self-assessments: Exercise #1: Nursing Foot Care Knowledge and Skill & Exercise #2: Preparedness for Learning. Please do not submit your results, these are provided as a tool for self-reflection only.

Foot Care Nurse Course Testimonials

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."

Sarah Colbert, RPN, Managing Director Sarah Ann's Foot Care Services

"Well I just pushed through the online FCN Part 1 course in record time and I should be pretty proud of myself. Your course is really, really good. There is a lot of information to go through. Mind you, I have been keeping up with some continuing foot care education so I suppose that also helped me. I must say, this has definitely been an enriching learning experience for me nonetheless. I love all the resources and references you provided." 

Donna Duffield, RN

"I have found the education, information, contacts, and research skills I have acquired through your program invaluable! I plan to enroll in the Foot Care Educators course next year. I am currently planning a Community Based Foot Care Program. The mandate for the program is to provide on-site high risk foot screening, basic foot care, client/community based education, and prevention of lower limb complications secondary to Diabetes. This is my first foray into planning/implementing/consulting on programming...a lot of work, but I am confident that it will all be worth it once the program is up and running. I am just working on the final draft proposal to submit for funding...There is such an incredible need for standardization of education for foot care providers!! I am astonished at the diversity of education and skill level of those currently providing foot care!! Thank you for providing these incredible courses...I will most definitely be advocating for the… Foot Care Nurse courses."

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