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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 


  • June 9 – August 25, 2020 *Late registration accepted. Please contact us for details.*
  • September 22 – December 8, 2020


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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

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."

Janet L. Kuhnke, RN, BA, BScN, MS, NSWOC, Doctorate in Psychology

"I Love it. Great layout and super-organized."

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."

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