Online Foot Care Nurse Theory Course
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
- 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)
- Early Bird Tuition = $1,081.50 + tax
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
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."
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 Educator 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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